Swedish princess, 97, dies
on 10/03/2013 17:35:04
The Royal Palace said she died today at her home in Stockholm.
Lilian met Sweden's Prince Bertil in 1943, but the prince's obligations to the throne and Lilian's status as a divorced commoner prevented them from making their love public, and it would take more than 30 years before they could marry. The couple's sacrifices and lifelong dedication to one another gripped the hearts of Swedes.
Prince Bertil died in the couple's residence Villa Solbacken in Stockholm in 1997. The couple never had any children.