Princess Halland
British model and swedish princess
Princess Halland
Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland is a Welsh former fashion model who has been a member of the Swedish Royal Family since marrying Prince Bertil (1912–1997), an uncle of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, in 1976.
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 94
    It was announced on June 3, 2010, that the princess was afflicted with Alzheimer's and she is no longer able to appear in public.
    More Details Hide Details Princess Lilian is a relative of Ann Romney (born Davies). See also List of honours of the Swedish Royal Family by country Incomplete, to be expanded Norway: Grand Cross of the Royal Norwegian Order of St Olav (1992)
  • 2008
    Age 92
    Born, Princess Lilian is the oldest living member of the Swedish or any European royal family. In August 2008 the Princess fell and broke her hip in her apartment, and in February 2009 she again suffered a fall in her home.
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  • 2000
    Age 84
    In 2000 Princess Lilian released a biography of her life with Prince Bertil.
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  • 1997
    Age 81
    From 1997 until 2010 she continued to represent the royal family at official engagements and other occasions.
    More Details Hide Details She was the protector of many organisations, and also an honorary member of several clubs and societies which belonged to Prince Bertil's areas of interest.
    Prince Bertil died on 5 January 1997 in their home, with Princess Lilian at his side.
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  • 1976
    Age 60
    In 1976 she married the Swedish Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland (1912–1997), an uncle of king Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
    More Details Hide Details Lillian May Davies was born in Britain on 30 August 1915, in Swansea in South Wales - the daughter of William John Davies and his wife Gladys Mary (nee Curran). She originally spelled her first name Lillian, but she dropped one 'l' when she became a fashion model. She was seen in prestigious fashion magazines like Vogue.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1947
    Age 31
    Bertil's older brother, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Vasterbotten, was the heir apparent to the Swedish throne, but in 1947 he died.
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  • 1946
    Age 30
    In 1946 Prince Bertil acquired a house in Sainte Maxime, France, that became their private retreat. However, Bertil never had to become regent since his father, the king, lived long enough to see his grandson, Carl Gustaf, come of age. Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden ascended the throne in 1973, and, having married a commoner himself, he approved Bertil's and Lilian's marriage. They were married on 7 December 1976 at the church of Drottningholm Palace in the presence of the king and the queen.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1943
    Age 27
    In 1943 she met the Swedish Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland, in London, reportedly at a cocktail party held in honour of her 28th birthday.
    More Details Hide Details Soon after their meeting they became lovers, although she was at that time married to her first husband.
  • 1940
    Age 24
    From 1940 to 1945 she was married to British actor Ivan Craig.
    More Details Hide Details In World War II, Lilian Craig worked at a factory that made radios for the Royal Navy and at a hospital for wounded soldiers.
  • 1939
    Age 23
    Her parents separated in the 1920s, but they did not divorce formally until 1939.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1915
    Born
    Born on August 30, 1915.
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