Controversial Koh-i-Noor diamond will not be used in King Charles’ coronation

A clear diamond with a cloudy history of ownership will not be used in the coronation of King Charles III, according to The Washington Post.

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The Koh-i-Noor diamond, which is in a crown that will be worn by Camilla, the queen consort, will be removed from that crown and replaced by a diamond that belonged to Queen Elizabeth II.

Camilla will wear Queen Mary’s Crown, which has been taken out of the Tower of London to be resized for the May 6 coronation, according to The Guardian.

Camilla, who will be crowned alongside the king at Westminster Abbey, tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week.

The Koh-i-Noor diamond, a 105.6-carat shallow oval brilliant diamond that is mounted in the front of the crown the queen mother wore, has been part of the crown jewels for more than 150 years.

The diamond has a long history of many countries claiming it belongs to them.

Click here to read about the diamond.





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