King Charles Coronation: SA’s Cullinan Diamonds Will Be On Full Display

On 6 May at Westminster Abbey, King Charles and Queen Camilla will be crowned with five Cullinan diamonds from South Africa. We know.

The royal coronation this weekend will use five Cullinan diamond jewels.

DailyMail says the jewels are Coronation Regalia. Coronation will use Regalia.

The Sovereign’s Sceptre, Imperial State Crown, and Queen Camilla’s crown will show the set.

The Cullinan diamond, discovered in 1905 in the Premier Mine outside Pretoria, South Africa, weighed half a kg and was ten cm long.

The Cullinan diamond is now nine smaller fragments. The publication adds that three of these will dazzle on Queen Camilla’s crown at her coronation on Saturday.

Cullinan diamond, coronation

After it’s discovery the diamond was believed to be too valuable to keep in South Africa. It was, according to reports, transported to London.

In 1907 on his 66th birthday, King Edward VII officially accepted the diamond as a token of South Africa’s loyalty to their then-British monarch.

The diamond was then split into nine principal pieces, which took eight months.

The individual diamonds are now part of the Royal Family’s prized jewels.

Five of the nine Cullinan diamonds will be on full display during King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla’s coronation.

Often referred to as the Second Star of Africa, the Cullinan II is set below Black Prince’s Ruby at the front of the Imperial State Crown. The St Edward’s Crown will replace the Imperial State Crown during the Coronation ceremony.

The King will wear the St Edward’s Crown as he departs from Westminster Abbey in the coronation procession back to Buckingham Palace.

The Cullinan III, a 94.4-carat pear-shaped diamond, and the Cullinan IV, a 63.6-carat cushion-shaped diamond, are usually seen as part of a brooch.

For the coronation, they will be set in Queen Consort Camilla’s coronation crown. The Cullinan V, a triangular-pear cut diamond weighing 18.80 carats will also be featured. The trio of diamonds will replace the highly controversial Koh-i-Noor diamond.

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