Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland

Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland

Model and Swedish Princess
Born Aug 30, 1915

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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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland.


1915 Birth Born on August 30, 1915.


1939 23 Years Old Her parents separated in the 1920s, but they did not divorce formally until 1939.
1940 24 Years Old From 1940 to 1945 she was married to British actor Ivan Craig. … Read More
1943 27 Years Old 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. … Read More


1946 30 Years Old …  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.
1947 31 Years Old Bertil's older brother, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Vasterbotten, was the heir apparent to the Swedish throne, but in 1947 he died.


1976 60 Years Old …  In 1976 she married the Swedish Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland (1912–1997), an uncle of king Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. … Read More
1997 81 Years Old 1 More Event
Prince Bertil died on 5 January 1997 in their home, with Princess Lilian at his side.
2000 84 Years Old In 2000 Princess Lilian released a biography of her life with Prince Bertil.
2008 92 Years Old 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.
2010 94 Years Old 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. … Read More
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