Britain’s Historic Royal Palace (HRP) said in a statement that a new exhibition is being organized at the Tower of London from today (Friday) which will feature the Koh Noor diamond as a ‘symbol of victory’. will be done
According to the website Liveliment.com, the history of the jewels in the crown and their origin will be told during the exhibition. The controversial imperial past of Koh Noor will be explained. It will also be told how this diamond crown became part of the jewels of Britain.
Earlier, Koh Noor diamond was owned by Mughal Emperors, Kings of Iran, Amirs of Afghanistan and Sikh Maharajas. It was given by the East India Company in 1849 from the deposed Maharaja Dilip Singh to Queen Victoria.
According to CNN, media manager of the Tower of London, Sophie Lemganin, said, “The diamond has a long history as a symbol of victory and has passed through many hands.”
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According to the British newspaper ‘Telegraph’, Buckingham Palace has said that the British took the Koh Noor diamond from India, it was not given to the British.
According to the management of the Tower of London exhibition, the exhibition will tell about the history of the Koh Noor diamond. Organizers of the exhibition say the public had demanded ‘more transparency’ about the facts surrounding the diamond.
New explanations outline how British soldiers forced the 10-year-old Maharajah of the Sikh Empire to hand over a 105-carat diamond as spoils of war in 1849.
The diamond was formally given to Queen Victoria in 1850 by the British East India Company. The East India Company came to rule large areas of the Indian subcontinent with its private army of 250,000 soldiers. Since then, the diamond has been owned by the British royal family.
According to The Independent, at the coronation of Britain’s King Charles II on May 6, Queen Consort Kamilla did not wear the controversial Koh Noor or a replica crown, but instead wore Queen Mary’s crown.