Queen Camilla's Coronation necklace and the history of ‘Lahore Diamond’
The Coronation Necklace - also known as the Lahore Diamond - was originally created for Queen Victoria in 1858
King Charles III and Queen Camilla were crowned at Westminster Abbey yesterday on May 6 in a historical coronation ceremony.
While the United Kingdom entered a new royal era, Britons were thrilled to celebrate the shining moment of Britain’s new monarch.
For the historical day, Queen Camilla chose to wear the iconic royal jewels. However, one of her accessories, the ‘Coronation Necklace’ has taken the internet by storm.
The iconic necklace, which dates back to 1858, was originally named the Lahore necklace as it is adorned with a beautiful 22.48-carat pendant called the Lahore diamond.
Looking back at the history of the giant sparkling diamond, it has been revealed the iconic piece was stolen from India after British invaded the Lahore Fort in 1849.
Later, the Lahore Diamond was used in the creation of the Coronation Necklace for Queen Victoria by King Albert in 1858. She wore the piece on her Diamond Jubilee.
The controversial necklace was passed down to generations in the royal family and the recent wearer was Queen Elizabeth II.
Elizabeth, who was known as the longest-reigning monarch, wore the necklace at her coronation ceremony in 1953.
Besides the Lahore Diamond, also known as the Coronation Necklace, Queen Camilla wore the iconic Queen Mary's Crown. The stunning piece is adorned with 2,200 diamonds.
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