Nepal | September 16, 2019

Royal crown put on public display at Narayanhiti

Rastriya Samachar Samiti
Nepal; Kathmandu; Asia; Prime Minister; KP Sharma Oli; Royal Crown; monarch; federal republic; Narayanhiti; palace; museum

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli observes the exhibited royal crown of former monarchs of Nepal, placed inside a bulletproof box, ten years after declaring Nepal a federal republic, at Narayanhiti Palace Museum, in Kathmandu, on Monday, October 15, 2018. Photo: Skanda Gautam/THT

KATHMANDU: The Royal Crown, symbolising existence of monarchy in the country for 240 years, has been put on display at the Narayanhiti Palace Museum.

General public can now observe the special and precious jewel-studded crown at the museum-turned Narayanhiti Palace.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli unveiled the Royal Crown, Sceptre and other regalia used by the Shah dynasty kings amidst a ceremony here today.

Opining on the roles of former monarchs in history for nationality and unification as ‘positive’, the Prime Minister however said that the right to rule by birth was not and could not be logical and justifiable under any circumstances.

Talking informally after the programme, culture expert Satya Mohan Joshi informed that the plumes used in the crown of Nepali kings came from the bird of paradise found in Australia.

The crown also contains 730 diamonds and 372 pearls. The tradition of the kings wearing the crown started in Nepal since the time of King Rajendra Bikram Shah.

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