A photo taken on December 10, 2005 shows Princess Lilian of Sweden
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Welsh-born Princess Lilian of Sweden dies, aged 97

Princess Lilian of Sweden, whose romance with husband Prince Bertil became one of Sweden's best-known love stories, has died at the age of 97.

Born in Swansea, Lilian Davies moved to London where she enjoyed a modelling career, and met Prince Bertil in London during World War II.

However, they faced objections to their relationship because of the prince's obligations to the throne and Lilian's status as a divorced commoner. They had to wait until 1976 to get married.

In 2010, it was announced she had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Carwyn Jones reports.

  • 11 Mar 2013
  • From the section Wales