Queen Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926 in 17 Bruton Street, Mayfair, London, England as. Born: April 21, 1926.
The Hope Diamond, one of the most famous jewels in the world, has a history dating back almost four centuries. The beautiful 45.52 blue diamond is also said to be cursed, bringing misfortune and tragedy to its many owners over the years. Jean-Baptiste Tavernier’s sketch of the original Blue Diamond. The jewel is believed to have originated in India, probably from the Kollur Mine in Golconda.
In 1997, when Queen Elizabeth II made a state visit to India marking the 50th anniversary of independence, many Indians in India and Britain demanded the return of the diamond. sulekhalive British Indian MP Keith Vaz had called for the return of the Kohinoor diamond to India ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to the UK in November.The Kohinoor diamond belonged to various Indian and Persian rulers but it became part of the Crown Jewels of England at the time that Queen Victoria was proclaimed empress of India. The Kohinoor was re-cut at this time and now weighs 108.93 carats and is kept in the Tower of London.India to sue Britain's queen for return of Koh-i-Noor diamond. the last Maharaja of the Sikhs gave the diamond to the Queen of England at the time, after the British annexed Punjab and in 1893, deposed Singh to exile in Britain. The law governing return of cultural objects and that British lawyer say they will employ in the case of Koh-i-Noor is the Holocaust Return of Cultural Objects Act.
The Coronation Necklace and Earrings: This necklace features 26 of those giant diamonds. Set in silver, gold and platinum, the 25 set in the main necklace are a range of sizes up to 11.25 carats. The 26th diamond is the Lahore Diamond, the 22.48 carat pendant which was previously suspended from the Timur Ruby necklace from India. The pendants on the earrings were also formerly part of the.Read More
In 1850, Britain’s then colonial governor-general of India arranged for the huge diamond to be presented to Queen Victoria. Punjab was split between India and Pakistan in the partition of the.Read More
The way they conquered India was often divide and rule. In the end, many kingdoms were defeated by the British and the riches taken. For example, many of the Royal Crown Jewels were taken from previous kingdoms in India- including the Koh-I-Noor diamond (one of the worlds largest diamonds) and also stole many other large diamonds and gold.Read More
Ten-year UK gilts last paid similar levels of interest when Queen Victoria was celebrating her diamond jubilee, writes Alex Hawkes Published: 18 Aug 2011 UK gilt yields at lowest since 1890s.Read More
Directed by Buzz Kulik. With Luther Adler, Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver. Dying crook Wicklow heists a museum's entire diamond exhibit. A gemologist sneers that the rocks are well-known to be plastic duplicates. Why pull an elaborate Rififi and kill a guard for such paste, the detectives wonder ? Simultaneously, a controlling, crass millionaire and his dim, beauty queen wife's.Read More
Kate Middleton paid a subtle tribute to the Queen as she stepped out with husband Prince William for a special performance of Dear Evan Hansen in London's West End.Read More
The Maharaja who stole the diamond went on to become the founder of the Sikh Empire. On his deathbed, he wished to donate the diamond to a temple and put that into his will. But after he died the British decided to take over the Sikh Empire and they chose not to follow the Maharaja’s will with respect to the diamond. (Translation: They stole it.) Not surprisingly, once in British hands the.Read More
India. Let the Koh-I-Noor stay in London. Highlights. Over the Koh-I-Noor's long and bloody history, it has adorned the courts of the Kakatiyas, the Khiljis, the Mughals, the Persians, the Afghans, the Sikhs and finally the British. Off late, the idea of getting the stone back has become a minor cause-celebre among a good section of Indians, who like to imagine the British somehow 'stole' the.Read More
Queen Victoria’s kids did their best to cover up her priv. Jun 2, 2017 - The British monarchy has been known to be better than the KGB at covering up its scandals and destroying evidence. But where there are secrets, there are detectives lurking nearby (especially when it comes to the affairs of the royal family). Queen Victoria’s kids did their best to cover up her priv.Read More
Oct 17, 2015 - THE CORONATION STOLE, 1953. Like the Queen's coronation dress, the stole incorporated images of the flowers of the nations of the United Kingdom, and emblematic plants of the Commonwealth nations: Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and Sri Lanka.Read More