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Queen Faces Lawsuit Over Return of Koh-i-Noor Diamond

Nov 10, 2015 11:19 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... Queen Elizabeth II is facing a lawsuit from Bollywood stars and Indian businessmen insisting the Koh-i-Noor diamond be returned to its home country.

The group has hired lawyers to start legal proceedings in London’s High Court, claiming the 105.6-carat stone was “stolen” from its true home in India, according to The Mail on Sunday, citing Satish Jakhu of Birmingham law firm Rubric Lois King. They have called the group the “Mountain of Light,” a translation of the stone’s name.

Koh-i-Noor was owned by a succession of rulers across Asia for hundreds of years before becoming part of the crown jewels of England. The Queen Mother wore the diamond in her crown at the coronation of her husband King George VI in 1937 and again at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953.
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