While the world mourned the death of Queen Elizabeth, Indians were only concerned with what will happen to the Kohinoor crown. Hilarious memes emerged online with plans to get the precious jeweled crown back to its rightful place. However, that can only be possible in Bollywood movies. In real life, the crown will be presented to its next heir – Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall and wife of Prince Charles.
With Queen’s 70-year-old reign now over, Prince Charles is next in line to ascend the throne. The Queen had earlier announced that when that happens, the Duchess of Cornwall would become Queen Consort. With the new title, she will receive the Queen Mother’s famous Kohinoor crown.
Camilla is Prince Charles’ second wife with whom he got married in 2002. Princess Diana had blamed Camilla for wrecking her marriage. Post her death in a car crash in Paris in 1997, Camilla became the most hated woman in Britain. The new lovebirds made their first public appearance together at Camilla’s sister’s birthday party at London’s Ritz hotel in 1999.
Prince Charles and Camilla met on a windswept polo field in the early 1970s. While he was smitten with the young lady, he thought it was too early to get married. The two went on to marry different people, only to rekindle the love years later. Diana anointed Camilla as “the Rottweiler.” She commented in a 1995 TV interview, saying, “There were three of us in this marriage – so it was a bit crowded.” Years later, Camilla still has never completely won overall public affection.
Talking about the Kohinoor, the crown is kept on display in the Tower of London. It was created for Queen Elizabeth for the 1937 coronation of King George VI. It is made up of 105.6-carat diamonds found in India. It has been part of the British Crown Jewels since the British annexation of Punjab.
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