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Diamond bracelets belonging to Marie Antoinette who entrusted them to a friend for safekeeping before her execution could sell for £3 million.<br />
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The stunning jewels, which contain 112 diamonds, were among her few surviving possessions sent from France before she was beheaded.<br />
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They were given to her eldest daughter, Marie Theresa, after she and her husband, King Louis XIV, were captured and killed.