Queen Elizabeth II: former colonies call on the return of their ‘stolen’ crown jewels
17 September 2022 | 1:59 pm
#Kohinoor started trending on Twitter in India as soon as the news broke that Queen Elizabeth II had passed away. The legendary diamond, estimated at $400 million, is one of the many crown jewels that users claim were "looted" by the British monarchy during colonisation. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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