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Queen Elizabeth's Demise: Kohinoor Crown Will Go To Camilla, Says Report

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-ruling monarch, died on the age of 96 on Thursday. She was earlier positioned underneath medical supervision as a consequence of considerations round her well being. The official announcement was made by the Buckingham Palace late within the night after members of the royal household – the Queen’s sons and grandsons – arrived in Balmoral Fort the place she was being sorted. After the tip of her 70-year reign, Prince Charles is subsequent in line for the throne and with this, one other essential change will happen that considerations the Kohinoor diamond.

Earlier this yr, the Queen had introduced that Prince Charles spouse Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, would develop into Queen Consort when he accedes to the throne. When it will occur, Camilla will obtain the Queen Mom’s well-known Kohinoor crown.

The Kohinoor (additionally spelled Koh-i-Noor) is a 105.6 carat diamond steeped in historical past. The diamond was present in India within the 14th century and altered many fingers over the course of centuries. In 1849, after the British annexation of Punjab, the diamond was ceded to Queen Victoria. It has been a part of the British Crown Jewels since then – however continues to be the topic of a historic possession dispute amongst no less than 4 international locations, together with India.

The Kohinoor diamond is at the moment set in a platinum crown created for Queen Elizabeth (later often called the Queen Mom) for the 1937 coronation of King George VI. It’s saved on show within the Tower of London.