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English Rose who became a Thai Princess.<br />
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A set of beautiful jewels given by a dashing young Siamese Prince to his english rose wife are being auctioned by Sothebys in London.<br />
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In an echo of the famous Hollywood musical The King and I, English lady Ceril Heycock met and married Prince Bira (grandson of the Yul Brynner King) when only 17 in 1937 - the Eton educated Prince had just won the Monaco Grand Prix the year before and lavished his young bride with exotic jewels.<br />
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Sothebys are selling the unique collection of diamonds, opals and pearls on thursday with a £60,000 estimate.