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Boris 08-13-2008 09:41 AM

Princess Lilian Broke her Hip: August 2008
Bad news about Princess Lilian:
After taking a fall in her apartment, she was taken to hospital last night and diagnosed with a broken hip. She will undergo surgery now - Link to an article (in Swedish):
Prinsessan Lilian akut till sjukhus - Nyheter -
At her age and being in frail health to begin with, this is really sad news. Expressen newspaper already speculates if the King and Queen might postpone their trip to the Olympics, which I consider very possible. They were supposed to arrive in China on August 15.
I just hope that the surgery will go well and that Princess Lilian has a complete recovery.

Odette 08-13-2008 09:57 AM

Boris, thanks for the update. It is really sad and hopefully she will recover.
They do not make them like her any more.......The fact that the King and Queen are putting their plans on hold does not look too good.

LadyFinn 08-13-2008 12:53 PM

The Local/Princess Lilian breaks hip in fall
I hope that the princess gets well soon, she is such a lovely person!

Odette 08-13-2008 01:13 PM

She had been living in the shadows for so long waiting for approval to marry Prince Bertil. She had quite a life!
I thought she was an actress and met Prince Bertil in London while he was in service.
I also remember the comments when she was not invited to be included in the formal photos at the wedding of CG & Silvia, because she was not a member of the Royal family.......:bang:

Royal Fan 08-13-2008 02:03 PM

I Wish her well.

HMQueenElizabethII 08-13-2008 03:21 PM

Oh dear Princess Lilian. This is very sad to hear. At this high age, having these will not put any good in it at all. I hope the operation will be going well, and she will be able to recover from it.

Boris 08-13-2008 03:50 PM

According to a press release from the Royal Court, Princess Lilian's surgery was successful today and she is doing well "considering the circumstances."
The King and Queen are already in Thailand by the way, on a private trip prior to going to the Olympics.

Odette 08-13-2008 05:43 PM


Originally Posted by Boris
According to a press release from the Royal Court, Princess Lilian's surgery was successful today and she is doing well "considering the circumstances."

That does not sound too good. Given her age that fall is dangerous.
Poor thing. Are the royal children in Sweden?

LadyFinn 08-13-2008 05:49 PM

Crown princess Victoria is on a three-day-working-trip to Abisko, which is in northern Sweden.

Odette 08-13-2008 05:54 PM


Originally Posted by LadyFinn (Post 810997)
Crown princess Victoria is on a three-day-working-trip to Abisko, which is in northern Sweden.

No matter one's circumstances and station in life, when the end may be near, one needs somebody close to them by their side. I feel so sad for P Lillian.

Boris 08-13-2008 06:10 PM

Yes, the timing is more unfortunate than it would usually be. Pincess Lilian is especially close to Queen Silvia - in one of her latest interviews, Lilian joked about their relationship, talking about their role reversal with Silvia rather mothering her than the other way around.
Can't be too easy for the Queen either, being expected to cheer her country's athletes and act joyful at the Olympics.

Odette 08-13-2008 06:21 PM

Silvia is a master in the art of being a Queen. She will pull through brilliantly. She did the same when her mother was ill and then with her brother as well.
To everyone who gets information please keep us posted.

LadyFinn 08-14-2008 03:22 AM

According to Expressen, crown princess Victoria is very worried about princess Lilian, and she will fly today from Abisko to Stockholm to visit Lilian. Patrik Sommerlath, son of Queen Silvia´s brother, visited Lilian yesterday.
Expressen/Flyger hem till Lilian
According to Åsa Bönnelyche from Svensk Damtidning, princess Madeleine was seen yesterday afternoon pushing baby pram along with friend Katarina von Horn and her little 3-month baby Nathalie next Strandvägen in Stockholm.

queenofcelts 08-14-2008 01:50 PM

I really hope she will soon be better.

Next Star 08-17-2008 08:58 PM

That's just sad news and the princess is up in age I hope she gets better.And to make things ever harder around the time of the olympic games.

sgl 08-17-2008 10:08 PM

I am so sorry to hear this. I wish her good health and a fast recovery.

Menarue 08-18-2008 03:45 AM

I hope that Princess Lilian will recover soon. She has great dignity and has made a really beautiful princess and has aged beautifully.

pamk 08-18-2008 04:22 AM

I don't know if Princess Lillian has any immediate family of her own outside of the Swedish royal family.
She is so fortunate that she is looked after and well taken care of after the death of her husband.

LadyFinn 08-18-2008 01:19 PM

Expressen/På kungligt sjukhusbesök
Expressen tells that both crown princess Victoria and princess Christina have visited princess Lilian at the hospital during the weekend.
Nina Eldh, Director of the Information and Press Department of the swedish court says that princess Lilian is still in hospital, but the situation is calm and good. She has recovered well after the operation.

Odette 08-19-2008 04:09 PM

^That is good news. Hopefully she will be able to go back to her home soon.

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