¶ Her Majesty the Queen Mother graciously surrendered last week to Her Majesty the Queen the $750,000 Kohinoor diamond of 106 carats. It has been the chief jewel of Queen Mary's Crown, now goes into new Queen Elizabeth's new crown on which London platinumsmiths are rushing work. By an unprecedented alteration in British rules of precedence the extremely popular Queen Mother was last week slated to drive ahead of the King & Queen in the Coronation procession. At previous Coronations it has been customary for a Queen Mother to make no...

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