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Old 01-18-2006, 04:17 PM
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Oh my God, what a tragedy. May she rest in peace.

Maybe it means Lilian will start to recycle her best Wondrak gowns at the Nobel awards for the years to come ?? We can only hope.
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The Turkish designer Dilek Hanif recently had a fashion show in Sweden, held in the Grünewald Room at the Concert Hall in Stockholm. The day after the Ambassador of Turkey to Sweden and his wife held a cocktail reception at their residence in the Nobel Park in Stockholm. Princess Lilian honoured them with her presence.

Princess Lilian together with the Ambassador of Turkey to Sweden and wife, Necip and Senay Egüz. Picture by Richard Cahlén via Svensk Damtidning.
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Old 02-23-2006, 07:13 PM
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Yes, Princess Lilian is an amazing woman - carrying on with a quite full schedule in her 90th year!
I just finished the German book about queen Silvia which was written by a devoted journalist three years ago. While I was disappointed by the book I enjoyed the description of the relationship of the king and his then girlfriend Silvia with prince Bertil and his "caretaker" Miss Craig. It was really sweet how Bertil and Lilian took care of the king's fiancée before the wedding and it wretched my heart to read about the comment the prince made when he visited a children's hospital once. Other visiting ladies were said to have said to him: "There is nothing worse than crying children" and he replied sadly: "It's worse if there are no children at all". It really showed how hard it was for prince Bertil when it turned out he was the last of all his brothers and cousins to fall for a commoner so it was his duty to keep from marrying her and secure the succession in case something happened to young Carl Gustaf.

I'm so glad the king allowed his uncle to follow his example and marry his commoner. And that only three days before the Noble Gala where HRH Princess Lilian had her first grand outing in 1976. It really shows how much empathy the Royal couple is able to feel.

And I'm glad princess Lilian is still enjoying her life as a Royal. it surely was hard for her to be considered second best only because she was a commoner by birth. I guess it was the same feeling that propelled The Prince of Wales to offer for Camilla after she publicly was snubbed at the Grosvenor-van Cuysem-wedding. If you love somebody, you want your mate to be treated with respect. Thus Bertil married Lilian, Haakon Mette-Marit and Charles Camilla.

I'm glad to be living in a time when it finally is possible to marry for love and to force people to recognize your beloved as a worthy person. It seems queen Silvia was teaching the monarchies of Europe a very important lesson...
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In January Princess Lilian followed her tradition of attending The Swedish Academy of Gastronomy's special gathering for the presentation of their awards and decorations (this time this event wasn't marked in the official calendar, but I think it usually has been during previous years).

Picture from The Swedish Academy of Gastronomy's website:

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This past Thursday evening, 9 March, Princess Lilian attended the opening preview/vernissage of the Danish flower artist Tage Andersen's exhibition at the Hallwylska Palace in Stockholm.

Picture by Scanpix via the Royal Court's website.
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Princess Lilian is much charming and sweet aunt of royal family! She is in love royal family and his favourite Queen Silvia. Queen Silvia is more daughter to Princess Lilian. Princess Lilian is more mother to Queen Silvia. Princess Lilian is more grandmother and aunt to royal children. Princess Lilian is 90 year and unbelievable alert! I am see photo Princess Lilian see happy and beautiful clothes. She is oldest royal family and his brother-in-law count Carl Johan will be 90 year october 2006. Princess Lilian will be 91 year augusti.
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On 15 March Princess Lilian awarded The Royal Swedish Automobile Club’s Grand Golden Plaque to the BMW STCC driver Richard Göransson at a ceremony at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm.

Picture from The Royal Swedish Automobile Club’s website.
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A very fun photo collage of princess Lilian. Photos by Ewa- Marie Rundqvist

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That's wonderful Yennie! Thanks for posting. I wish it was larger because it really is funny.
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Wow wow Princess Lilian is beautfiul dress and 90 years!!! She is more young his age and good!!! She is much humour and pretty of royal family!!!
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1:Yesterday Sunday, 28 May, Princess Lilian attended and awarded the prizes of the Prince Bertil Memorial at Royal Djurgården in Stockholm. Here she is with her Court Marshal, Baroness Elisabeth Palmstierna. Picture from the Royal Court's website.

2 & 3: On Thursday 27 April, Princess Lilian attended and awarded The Royal Automobile Club’s medals at their annual meeting. Among the prize winners were bus driver Nikolai Jungsin, whom received the Small Golden Plaque for stopping a child child battering while he was on duty. Picture from The Royal Automobile Club's website.
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Wow Yennie the pictures of Lilian in the blue dress are wonderful, I wish they were bigges, when are they taken?

and if I may make a somwhat bitchy comment it seems the Grand Old Lady of the swedsih court has more representative duties than say Prince Carl Philip, I know he studies, but most regular students had a side job as well But it is wonderful to see Lilian still out and about, at the end of last year she seemed very frail but now she appears in good spirit. I so wish for her to live to see one of the royal children get married, and have children but who knows, she is not getting any younger and they dont seem to be in a rush.
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Wow Yennie the pictures of Lilian in the blue dress are wonderful, I wish they were bigges, when are they taken?

and if I may make a somwhat bitchy comment it seems the Grand Old Lady of the swedsih court has more representative duties than say Prince Carl Philip, I know he studies, but most regular students had a side job as well But it is wonderful to see Lilian still out and about, at the end of last year she seemed very frail but now she appears in good spirit. I so wish for her to live to see one of the royal children get married, and have children but who knows, she is not getting any younger and they dont seem to be in a rush.
I agree those pictures are wonderful. How has her health been lately? She seems to be in greart spirits. (how old is she now?)
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(how old is she now?)
She has just celebrated her 90th birthday on 30th August last year Robby. She will turn 91 this August.
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Princess Lilian is perfect photo with Baroness Elisabeth Palmstierna. Princess Lilian is much good healt and yes she will turn 91. She is much active event in royals family. Princess Lilians Baroness Elisabeth Palmstierna is friend and Baroness to Princess Lilian many year.! Baroness Elisabeth Palmstierna have job in royal family of Sweden in over 50 years later. Baroness Elisabeth is 89 year and good spirited. Baroness Elisabeth and Princess Lilian is like old grand lady person royals family. Baroness Elisabeth is much sense royal family Bernadotte over 50 years. Baroness Elisabeth is oldest person have job in many year with royal familys job!!!! Princess is spirited and grand old lady!!!
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Exclusively for Svensk Damtidning, Princess Lilian received photographer Charles Hammarsten and reporter Monica Bonde at her home in Villa Solbacken on Royal Djurgården a while ago – for a glimpse into her heavenly garden.

She has a beautiful garden with many wonderful rhododendron flowers that once came as plants to the villa from “the flower king”, Gustaf VI Adolf, and his summer residence Sofiero in Skåne.

Princess Lilian admits that she doesn’t particularly have “green fingers”, but in the summers she does keep the plants fresh and tidy and water them occasionally.

And she likes to invite her friends to afternoon tea in the flowering garden several times a week; perhaps on the “royal” tablecloth designed and made for her by her dear friend, Wibeke Beck-Friis. But even when she’s alone, she takes her tea in the garden were she sits and let her mind wander.

And Bingo, her dear dog and companion after Prince Bertil’s death, he likes to lie down on the set of stairs in stone, leading into the villa. That’s the coolest place in days when the sun keeps shining over the heavenly place.


Pictures by Charles Hammarsten via Svensk Damtidning, scanned by me.
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How lovely! Thanks for posting this GrandDuchess. Lilian looks wonderful.
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Princess Lilian is in Borgholm,Öland and she visit to Crown princess Victoria 29th birthday. Princess Lilian with Bingo in Borgholm,Öland. She is love in Borgholm and humour. Tv 14 july "Birthday crown princess Victoria 29th",Princess Lilian have song with Anders from Skansken,Stockholm. She is 90 year and good alert!!!!
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Picture by Gunilla Ekström, Expressen

And here she is on her birthday, celebrated by the newspaper Expressen. Princess Lilian told them that she was going to have dinner at the Royal Palace together with the King, Queen, Princess Madeleine and invited friends.
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What a marvellous celebration... yes, Princess Lilian is 91 years old and she still got it...
I'd love to see more of her though... She's such a lovely person.
and looks like the birthday cake she got is similar to what Victoria received on her name day this march.
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