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276: What’s being celebrated? Where? (The third picture would be a clue.)

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275: The Imperial Crown of India, the crown of the Sovereign as Emperor of India during the time of the British Raj. The crown was created for George V as Emperor of India to wear at the Delhi Durbar of 1911. The need for the new crown lay in the fact that it is forbidden by Old Royal Law for the British Crown Jewels themselves to leave the United Kingdom. The Crown Jewellers, Garrard & Co, created the crown at the cost of £60,000. It weighs 34.05 ounces (0.97 kg) and is set with emeralds, rubies, sapphires, 6,100 diamonds, and one large fine ruby. The considerable weight of the crown led King George to complain after the Durbar that his head hurt. The crown has not been worn by any Sovereign since.

14 thoughts on “276

  1. I guess this is the Bastille Day celebration to commemorate the storming of the Bastille in Frecn Colonies like Pondicherry and Mauritius etc

  2. Bastille Day in Pondicherry.

    Just wondering – are you making a conscious attempt to stick to India-related questions or is it just by chance? I’ve noticed this trend for a few weeks now.

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