Kohinoor diamond will be shown in the exhibition, British royal family will be seen, history from Mughals to Sikhs will be seen
In Britain, the Kohinoor diamond will be displayed in the Tower of London as a ‘Symbol of Victory’. It will be opened for public viewing from May 26. The Kohinoor was also brought to Britain along with the rest of the crown jewels. Historic Royal Palaces, the charity that manages palaces in the UK, said that apart from displaying the Kohinoor, its history will also be told through a series of videos and presentations.
The entire journey of Kohinoor will be shown in a presentation using various props and videos. It will also explain how it has been a symbol of victory for all its previous owners such as the Mughal emperors, the Shahs of Iran, the rulers of Afghanistan and the Sikh Maharajas.
Governor of the Tower of London Andrew Jackson said that this year is historic for us. Britain’s new King Charles is to be crowned on May 6. The Tower of London is also ready to play its part in this. Immediately following the coronation, several precious crown jewels will be displayed. Our aim is to inform people about this collection.
Earlier, Camilla, wife of King Charles III, the new Queen of Britain, had announced that she would not wear Queen Elizabeth’s Kohinoor crown during the coronation. Actually, the royal family was afraid of deteriorating relations with India, in view of which this decision has been taken. It was then revealed that Queen Mary’s 100-year-old crown was ready for Camilla.
The Queen’s crown is studded with some of the world’s most valuable diamonds, including the Kohinoor and the Great Star of Africa. Its cost is about 400 million dollars. Before Britain, India has expressed its legal rights on Kohinoor diamond several times. Africa, like India, has repeatedly demanded the return of its prized diamond in the royal crown of Britain.