Swedish princess dies
Princess Lilian of Sweden, who has died at the age of 97. Photograph: Henrik Montgomery/Reuters
The British-born Swedish princess whose secret 33-year romance with her royal husband became Sweden’s best-known love story, died yesterday at the age of 97, the court said.
Princess Lilian was the commoner wife of Prince Bertil, who died in 1997. They met and fell in love in London during the second World War, but had to keep their relationship secret for decades for the sake of the crown and to avoid a constitutional crisis.
The royal court said that the princess, born Lilian Davies in Swansea in August 1915, died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Stockholm.– (Reuters/AP)