‘Part of our heritage’ Camilla’s royal jewels pick to spark fury

Camilla: Bell discusses 'controversial' Koh-i-noor diamond

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Royal jewels worn by Camilla, Queen Consort, when she is crowned could spark international controversy, it has been warned. According to royal expert, and Daily Mail’s diary editor Richard Eden, Camilla would be granted the opportunity to wear the Koh-i-Noor diamond as Queen Consort, just like “all the other Queen Consorts and the Queen Mother”. However, due to international controversy, the new Queen may have to skip the tradition.

In 1947, as soon as independence was granted, the Government of India demanded the return of the Koh-i-Noor. A second request was sent in 1953.

The British Government rejected the claims, saying that ownership was non-negotiable. In modern times, Britain’s relations with India have been a bit strained as Britain tries to come up with a post-Brexit deal with the nation. 

Speaking on a recent episode of Palace Confidential, Mr Eden called the potential decision “a shame”.

Host Jo Elvin discussed how the world is “more woke” and “more enlightened”.

Mr Eden replied: “The Royal Family should go woke.

“It’s crazy, if they go down this route, they’ll be no end to it.”

After Ms Elvin stated that they are being “culturally sensitive”, Mr Eden added: “I don’t think there’s a problem.

“Look, the Supreme Court of India, in 2016, ruled that the diamond wasn’t stolen.

“It was a gift from India, that was accepted then.”

He continued: “Sure, there will always be people causing problems”.

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He added that “it’s not a scandal”, stating that “it’s part of the crown jewels”.

Mr Eden added: “They have these jewels, they’re part of our heritage so wear them.”

According to TalkTV’s royal correspondent Rupert Bell, who recently spoke on the show, Charles will likely be “sensitive” to the idea of not wanting to cause possible upset for India.

“If [the diamond] is seen to be a centrepiece at the Coronation, then India might feel a little bit aggrieved.”


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King Charles III’s coronation is set to take place on May 6, 2023.

It was take place at Westminster Abbey.

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