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Buckingham Palace Reveals New Details of King Charles III's Coronation

With the coronation of King Charles III less than a month away we’re starting to find out more details.  

As previously announced, the new king and his queen will be crowned on Saturday, May 6th at Westminster Abbey. If you plan on watching it here in the United States then you’ll have to get up early because the ceremony gets underway at 6am Eastern time. 

Charles will wear the crown that was made for his namesake King Charles the Second back in 1661, St. Edward's crown. 

Camilla will be crowned with Queen Mary's crown, however, the controversial Koh-i-Noor diamond will be replaced with the Cullinan III, IV and V diamonds, which we often saw Queen Elizabeth II wear as brooches. 

Why is the Koh-i-noor diamond so controversial? After the second Anglo-Sikh War of 1849, the 105.6 carat gem was taken by the East India Company in Punjab, Northern India, and given to Queen Victoria. Reportedly, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi feels the famous diamond would serve as an unwelcome reminder of the British Empire, so Camilla has chosen to have it removed from the crown for the coronation.  

Sources: CNN, Sky News


Photo: Getty Images

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