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Love letters from a beautiful actress whose affair with King Edward VII scandalised Victorian Britain have emerged.<br />
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Lillie Langtry, a married but promiscuous socialite, had a string of illicit relationships with numerous men, most notably the then Prince of Wales.<br />
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The eight letters that are coming up for sale were written by her in 1890 - 10 years after her fling with the Queen's great-grandfather.<br />
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Aged 37 at the time, the West End actress was smitten with aristocrat John Talbot Clifton and begged him to take her to America with her.<br />
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Another note from her relating to her ex-husband Edward Langtry spells out the drink problem he suffered largely due to her affair with the Prince of Wales.