via BBC, 02 November 2017: A delightful story from the BBC following U Soe Win, a descendant of Burma’s last king, Thibaw, and his search for a ruby that was stolen from his great-grandfather during the last days of the kingdom.
When Britain conquered Burma, the last king’s most treasured possession, an enormous, priceless ruby, disappeared. Who took it, where did it go, and where is it now?
Source: Who stole Burma’s royal ruby? – BBC News
Worth noting because of the depictions of not-so-recent past, and also to raise awareness of historical sensitivities of Southeast Asian monarchies.
The drama appears to depict Burmese palace intrigue although producers say it is fictional.
Source: ‘Insulting’ Thai palace soap opera angers Myanmar – BBC News
See also: Thai soap angers family of Myanmar’s last king
Tracking the descendants of Myanmar’s last monarch, King Thibaw, in Ratnagiri, India
Descendants of the last king of Burma still live in Maharashtra. Shorn of the royal grandeur, they say they are only namesake royals
Source: In search of princess Phaya: Looking for Myanmar’s forgotten royals in Ratnagiri | weekend | Hindustan Times