What is the Crown Jewel controversy? HOLR is breaking it down.

Today is Coronation Day for King Charles III. As a result, HOLR is breaking down a trending topic, the Crown Jewel controversy.

What is a Coronation Ceremony?

A Coronation is a longstanding European tradition and grand event and occasion in which a new supreme ruler, in this instance King Charles III, is publicly crowned.

Coronation of King Charles

Today, May 6, is Coronation Day for King Charles III. As mentioned here, King Charles III and Queen Camilla were crowned inside of Westminster Abbey in front of approximately 2,200 people. However, thousands of people were out on the streets to witness the event, as well. The King and Queen then took to the balcony of Buckingham Palace to wave to adoring fans.

Crown Jewel Controversy

According to this article, the most controversial diamond in the Crown Jewels is the Koh-i-Noor. As a result, this piece will reportedly not be seen on coronation day.  This Crown Jewel is on a crown that was made for Queen Elizabeth for her coronation (1937). As mentioned in the article, since this Crown Jewel is a “direct symbol of empire and conquest” it will allegedly not be present today, Coronation Day.

crown jewels

Image Credit: Getty Images (Pictured; Koh-i-Noor)

Published by HOLR Magazine.

Edit: An earlier version of this article claimed this Crown Jewel would be seen on Coronation Day, which is supposedly not the case. As noted here, the Coronation Crown likely would not bear the Koh-i-Noor due to its history.