Re: Delhi Durbar tiara with a cap
Posted by Nellie on June 7, 2012, 6:25 pm, in reply to "Re: Delhi Durbar tiara with a cap"
I read that Queen Mary's crown was her private property which she gave to George V for use by future Queens Consort.
Forgive me for not digging out the source on this occasion.
: as part of the "Crown Jewels" HMQ
: Mary's crown wasn't allowed to leave the
: British Isles, and therefore a new piece was
: created for the occasion, funded by the
: Indian Office for the event.
: Isn't this the case? Not through choice of
: diplomacy, but a fundamental House
: As for the Koh-I-Noor, I'm confused as to
: why there's this fable that it's been
: stolen, even when handed to Ranjit Singh by
: HMQ Victoria, he took pleasure in personally
: 'giving' it to her himself. Surely that
: would quash any ideas of it being stolen or
: appropriated by coersion.
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