“Some years later, when the Maharajah was a grown man, he paid a visit to England, and of course, went to Buckingham Palace to pay his respects to the Queen. He was taken to the state apartments, and after bowing to Her Majesty, he requested that he might be allowed to see the Kiginoor. Greatly wondering at his request, the Queen with her usual kindiness and courtesy gave orders that it should be brought under armed guard, and shown the Maharajah.
“After a little time the priceless jewel was brought in and presented before the young Indian Prince. Very reverently he took it in his hands, and then walked over to the window where he examined it carefully. Then, while the onlookers gazed in wonder, he turned and knelt at the feet of the Queen, saying with great emotion in his voice: ‘Madam, I gave you this jewel when I was too young to know what I was doing. I want to give it again, in the fullness of my strength, with all my heart, and affection, and gratitude, now and forever, fully realizing all that I do.’ ”
– Mrs. Charles E. Cowman