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Queen Consort Camilla’s Coronation Faces Major Hitch

“The original plan was for the Queen Consort to be crowned with the late Queen Mother’s crown when her husband acceded to the throne,” a source told the Daily Mail.
18 Oct 2022 14:45
Queen Consort Camilla’s Coronation Faces Major Hitch
The Duchess of Cornwall will be crowned Queen Camilla when Prince Charles ascends to the throne.

Plans for Queen Consort Camilla to wear a crown containing the Kohinoor diamond at the coronation next year may be abandoned due to “political sensitivities”.

The crown was specially made in 1937 for the Queen Mother, the wife of George VI who died in 1952 making Queen Elizabeth II the British monarch at just 25 years old.

Previously mounted in the crowns of Queen Alexandra, wife of Edward VII, and Queen Mary, wife of George V, the crown has amassed a spike of controversy following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Buckingham Palace has remained tightlipped about its inclusion in the coronation after reports of “nervousness” surrounding the diamond.

“The original plan was for the Queen Consort to be crowned with the late Queen Mother’s crown when her husband acceded to the throne,” a source told the Daily Mail.

“That was certainly the agreement a few years ago when the whole idea of the Duchess of Cornwall becoming Queen Consort was first mooted.”

“But times have changed, and His Majesty the King is acutely sensitive to these issues, as are his advisers.”

“There are serious political sensitivities and significant nervousness around them, particularly regarding India.”

 

Source: New Zealand Herald

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