Camilla, Queen Consort will inherit the controversial Kohinoor

The world’s most controversial diamond, the Kohinoor is about to change hands. The diamond currently sits on the Royal State Crown, originally created in 1937 for the coronation of King George VI, and later given to Elizabeth II. But with the king’s death, the diamond is said to be the Queen’s daughter-in-law, Camilla.

Camilla has been named the Queen consort of Great Britain and 14 other Commonwealth realms, as she is the wife of King Charles III and the Daily Mail newspaper, in her reporting, suggested that the Crown of The Royal State holding Kohinoor will now go to Camilla.

According to the Daily Mail, Camilla will also wear Elizabeth II’s priceless platinum and diamond tiara on her head when King Charles is crowned.

The Daily Mail previously wrote that the Kohinoor tiara is “only worn by female royalty… because it is considered unlucky for men to do so”.

The original diamond was found in India’s Golconda mine in the 14th century and has been around for centuries. The Kohinoor, which means ‘Mountain of Light’, is a large, colorless diamond. The jewel, which entered British hands during colonial times, is the subject of a historic title dispute and is claimed by at least four countries, including India.

It has been the subject of conquest and conspiracy for centuries, through the hands of Mughal princes, Iranian warriors, Afghan rulers and Punjabi Maharajas.

The Queen was last spotted wearing the crown during the 2016 State Opening Ceremony. The Imperial State tiara features 2,868 brilliant-cut diamonds, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds and 269 pearls.

In a 2018 BBC documentary, Queen Elizabeth II said that not only was the crown difficult to balance, but that she could ‘break her neck’ if she looked down.

The death of Britain’s longest-reigning Queen Elizabeth II has sparked discussion on social media demanding the return of the Kohinoor diamond to India.

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