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Lost Kingdom: Myanmar's Forgotten Royals

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November 8, 2013
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In a modest Yangon apartment, the granddaughter of Myanmar's last king, Princess Hteik Su Phaya Gyi, lives poor and unrecognised by her neighbours -- a far cry from the power and riches of her ancestors.


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