Princess Lilian - Princess Lilian Of Sweden Dies

Princess Lilian, Duchess Of Halland has died at the age of 97.

The royal passed away at her home in Stockholm, Sweden on Sunday (10Mar13). Her cause of death was unknown as Wenn went to press, although it was announced in 2010 that she had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Born Lillian May Davies in 1915, she was raised in Wales and became a fashion model before marrying British actor Ivan Craig in 1940.

The marriage broke down and Davies embarked on a relationship with Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland, and the union became one of Sweden's best-known love stories.

They did not wed until 1976 because of the prince's obligations to the throne and Lilian's status as a divorced commoner.

Prince Bertil died in 1997; the couple did not have any children.

Paying tribute to Princess Lilian following the news of her death, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said that a "much loved and appreciated member of the royal family has now passed away".


Contactmusic

Tags:

Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

'Nas: Time Is Illmatic' Marks The 20th Anniversary Of One Of The Greatest Ever Rap Albums [Trailer]

The 1990s marked a turning point for rap and hip hop, with plenty of artists...

'Nas: Time Is Illmatic' Marks The 20th Anniversary Of One Of The Greatest Ever Rap Albums [Trailer]

Big Announcement Time: Christian Bale Will Play Steve Jobs In New Biopic. Another One.

If you’ve seen that Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher, you might think...

Big Announcement Time: Christian Bale Will Play Steve Jobs In New Biopic. Another One.

Martin Scorsese Working on Grateful Dead Career-Spanning Documentary

Martin Scorsese is working on a career-spanning retrospective documentary of the Grateful...

Martin Scorsese Working on Grateful Dead Career-Spanning Documentary

'Interstellar' is Coming: But What Is a Black Hole, Exactly?

We're now just weeks away from the release of Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic Interstellar -the...

'Interstellar' is Coming: But What Is a Black Hole, Exactly?

Ouch! 'Serena' Is Big Misfire for Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence

It took about 400 years to make, but finally, Serena is here. Well, in the...

Ouch! 'Serena' Is Big Misfire for Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence

Nicole Scherzinger - Big Fat Lie - A Track by Track Interview

Nicole Scherzinger talks us through the tracks on her second solo album 'Big Fat Lie', released...

Nicole Scherzinger - Big Fat Lie - A Track By Track Interview Video

Sam Smith - Like I Can Audio

An audio for Sam Smith's super soulful love ballad 'Like I Can' has now been made available. The song is taken from his...

Sam Smith - Like I Can (Audio) Video

'Ouija' Cast Joined By Fellow TV Stars For Hollywood's Spookiest Social Seance [Video]

With the forthcoming release of supernatural horror 'Ouija', the cast were joined...

'Ouija' Cast Joined By Fellow TV Stars For Hollywood's Spookiest Social Seance [Video]
Advertisement

Comments

Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All