On this day in 1905 the Cullinan Diamond was discovered In South Africa. Until the discovery of the Golden Jubilee Diamond the Cullinan Diamond was the largest pure diamond ever discovered and, according to unsubstantiated rumours, it was part of a much larger diamond. The 9 parts of the cut diamond are now part of the British Crown Jewels, the largest diamond of which is known as the Star of Africa and is set in the Sceptre of The Cross, which is held in the monarch’s right hand during coronations.
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Brits don’t get overly patriotic very often as it is considered ‘vulgar’ and 'common' but we have our moments, such as coronations where we out-do everyone else, with the possible exception of North Korea (you can try spotting the Star of Africa in this clip if such things excite and amuse you) :