July 20, 2024

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India recovers valuable Kohinoor diamond


The Scottish Crown is placed on top of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin in Edinburgh. A thorn in the side of those opposed to the monarchy.

The Scottish Crown was placed on the monarch’s coffin at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II († 96) in Edinburgh on Monday. The film rekindled an old grudge among critics of the monarchy: namely the Kohinoor diamond controversy.

It is believed to be the oldest and largest diamond in the world at 108.93 carats. The Kohinoor adorns the crown of Queen Elizabeth II’s mother, Rani Amma (1900-2002). The jewel is stored in the Tower of London when not in official use. The last time it happened was in 2002 at the Queen Mother’s funeral. A crown was then placed on the coffin.