King Charles to inherit ‘cursed crown’ which ‘brings all men misfortune’
King Charles is set to inherit a crown that men in the UK's royal family avoid – with some even saying it is cursed.
The Crown of the Queen Mother, one of the many crowns in the Royal Family, contains a gem called the Koh-i-Noor Diamond.
The Koh-i-Noor Diamond measures over 100 carats and means “Mountain of Light” in Persian – but is said to carry a lethal curse.
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According to Hindu legend, men who wear it “will own the world, but will also know all its misfortunes,” according to Reader's Digest.
In 1628 it was put on the throne of Mughal ruler Shah Jahan, who was later put in prison by his own son.
Then, in 1739, the Mughals were invaded by Iranian ruler Nader Shah. Thousands died and the jewel was stolen.
Nader Shah was later assassinated by his own officers.
The jewel fell into the hands of the British East India Company in the 18th century and from there eventually to Queen Victoria, but she was said to be disappointed by its appearance she had it cut and repolished making it substantially smaller.
It was first placed into a British crown when it was added to the Crown of Queen Alexandra in 1902.
Victoria wore the diamond before it ended up being worn on the crowns of three Queen consorts who came after.
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Charles however is unlikely to ever wear the crown himself, with it not having been in the monarch's headwear since Victoria.
Now the gem sits in the crown of the wife of George VI, the Queen Mother and is the only crown in the royal family to be made entirely of platinum.
She last wore it in 1953, at the coronation of her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II.
The crown was last seen in public in 2002 when it was perched on top of the Queen mother's coffin.
It could end up being worn by Queen consort Camilla, however, history says that consorts often get their own made.
On top of her own coffin, the Queen had the Imperial State Crown resting along with a beautiful wreath.
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