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Josefine 11-08-2002 01:25 PM

Princess Lilian, Current Events Part 1: November 2002 - January 2005
 
Princess Lilian was born on August 30, 1915 in Swansea, Wales, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Davies.

For a couple of years Lilian Davies was married to the actor Ivan Craig.

During World War II Mrs. Craig worked at a radio factory making radio sets for the British merchant fleet. She also served at a hospital for wounded soldiers.

In 1943 Mrs. Craig met Prince Bertil of Sweden in London for the first time. They married on December 7, 1976 in the Drottningholm Palace Chapel, when Lilian Craig became Princess of Sweden and Duchess of Halland.

On January 5, 1997, Prince Bertil died in their home at Villa Solbacken, Djurgården, Stockholm.

Princess Lilian is the patron of several associations and organisations. The Princess especially takes a great interest in the work of SOS Barnbyar Sverige (Children's Villages Sweden), of which she is the patron.

The Princess is also an honorary member of several clubs and associations, and she often takes part in prize and medal ceremonies, associated with Prince Bertil's sphere of interest.


Source https://www.royalcourt.se/net/Royal+Court

Josefine 02-12-2003 04:15 PM

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at Victorias graduation

thissal 03-20-2003 02:41 PM

Great set of pictures Josefine. THANKS.

Josefine 04-17-2003 02:41 PM

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pictures from https://alloverpress.dk

Josefine 04-17-2003 02:51 PM

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pictures 1, 2, 3, from https://alloverpress.dk

picture 4 from www.ibl.se from May 12

picture 5 from www.ibl.se here she is on Victorias birthday

Alva 05-25-2003 10:37 AM

Can you imagine how it must have been for this sweet couple!?Not being able to get married for all these years until Carl Gustaf married himself and secured the succession to the throne.
And fascinating if you compare with todays paparazzis that during all these years the swedish press, who knew all about the romance, didn´t write about it because Prince Bertil had asked them not to do!
A real fairy tale come true after about 40 years.

Josefine 06-29-2003 09:17 AM

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Polfoto 20-08-1964

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sara1981 07-16-2003 08:56 AM

what years she married ? and she widow ? before king and queen of slivia's married or after both married or what ?

Sara Boyce

Yennie 08-02-2003 08:06 AM

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Lilian married prince Bertil in december 1976. The king married in June 1976 and that made it ok for his uncle prince Bertil to marry the woman he´d loved for many years, Lilian Craig.
Prince Bertil died in January 1997

Lilian in St Maxime

Josefine 08-09-2003 07:23 PM

Presenting the HM Konungens Kanna and
H.M. Drottningens prize at Ryttarstadion
Stockholm

Gita 08-09-2003 07:35 PM

Do anyone know where Princess Lillian and her late husband Prince Bertil went for their honeymoon?

Many thanks, Gita.

Josefine 09-19-2003 03:26 PM

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1) Närvaro vid föreställning av Verids Requieml, Operan 2003-09-16 Prinsessan Lilian

2) 2003-09-16

Fireweaver 09-29-2003 03:26 PM

I noticed the pics of Queen Ingrid and Princess Lilian. Does anyone know why they didn't get along at first, but later became friendly?

hrhcp 09-29-2003 04:14 PM

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Fireweaver 
Posted: Sep 29th, 2003 - 3:26 pm

.... Does anyone know why they didn't get along at first, but later became friendly?

I'd like to know too. Did it have something to do with someone perceived as a 'gold-digger' and then it took time for the love shine through?

Poppy 10-16-2003 09:34 AM

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Originally posted by Fireweaver@Sep 29th, 2003 - 2:26 pm
I noticed the pics of Queen Ingrid and Princess Lilian. Does anyone know why they didn't get along at first, but later became friendly?
I think this is a traditional family matter esp. for royalty.

Princess Lilian was a divorced woman and a commoner, back in those days, people must have thought that, a divorced woman like Princess Lilian just wanted money and status. Also, she had been together with her prince (can't remember his name) for years and years, so this gave people a negative impression of she been too determined with the royal title.

Queen Ingrid, just like any ordinary daughter, though living in Denmark most of the time, had always concerned for her family in Sweden, probably thought just like that for sometime. Since, Lilian wasn't an easily tired person, she liked to be active, this might also have annoyed Queen Ingrid.

But as time went by, people get used to eachother and got to know eachother better and the two cooled down.

Josefine 11-03-2003 10:47 AM

what is the latest on the princess

she has one duty, she will be at Stockholms stadshus for a dinner....


Deltagande vid middag i Stockholms stadshus med anledning av invigning av Schweiz nya ambassad

hrhcp 11-21-2003 08:57 PM

Må 24/11
Närvaro vid Modevisning av Renato Balestra arrangerad av Italienska ambassaden,
på Nordiska Museet
Stockholm
Prinsessan Lilian

Lö 29/11
Invigning av International Charity Bazaar
Hilton Hotel, Slussen
Stockholm
Prinsessan Lilian

Närvaro vid St. Andrew´s Ball på Sällskapet
Stockholm
Prinsessan Lilian

Josefine 12-05-2003 01:32 PM

she will take part of Nobel 2003 I think thats great

Josefine 12-05-2003 01:34 PM

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Josefine 12-05-2003 01:37 PM

Did you know that she calls Queens Silvia her own little queen.

Josefine 12-05-2003 02:00 PM

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here with a wig

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Poppy 12-06-2003 08:22 AM

Howcome Princess Lilian doesn't wear any of those larger size tiaras that Queen Silvia often wears? Are they only for the Queen? The king's sisters all wear their own small tiaras and didn't seem to have worn any of the large ones. I thought the female members share tiaras.

paulette 12-13-2003 01:47 PM

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Copyright/ImagineScandinavia 2003, Berggren 10000, Stockholm, Sverige Princess Lilian of Sweden was the very popular guest at the Christmas bazaar at the English Church in Stockholm. She came in the company of countess Palmstierna and visited all the stands and spent a lot of money. Seen here: Princess and the countess greeted by reverend Bruce Evanson in front of the church. -----Princess Lilian buying a piece of cake. ------Princess Lilian and the wife of the British Ambassador-----

paulette 12-13-2003 01:51 PM

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Copyright/ImagineScandinavia 2003, Berggren 10000, Stockholm, Sverige Princess Lilian of Sweden was the very popular guest at the Christmas bazaar at the English Church in Stockholm. She came in the company of Countess Palmstierna and visited all the stands and spent a lot of money.

paulette 12-13-2003 02:03 PM

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Copyright/ImagineScandinavia 2003, Berggren 10000, Stockholm, Sverige. Princess Lilian of Sweden seen here attending the Christmas Bazar in the English Church in Stockholm today. Princess Lilian of Sweden was the very popular guest at the Christmas bazaar at the English Church in Stockholm. She came in the company of countess Palmstierna and visited all the stands and spent a lot of money. Seen here: Princess and the countess greeted by reverend Bruce Evanson in front of the church. -----Princess Lilian buying a piece of cake. ------Princess Lilian and the wife of the British Ambassador-----

paulette 12-13-2003 02:05 PM

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Copyright/ImagineScandinavia 2003, Berggren 10000, Stockholm, Sverige. Princess Lilian of Sweden seen here attending the Christmas Bazar in the English Church in Stockholm today. Princess Lilian of Sweden was the very popular guest at the Christmas bazaar at the English Church in Stockholm. She came in the company of countess Palmstierna and visited all the stands and spent a lot of money. Seen here: Princess and the countess greeted by reverend Bruce Evanson in front of the church. -----Princess Lilian buying a piece of cake. ------Princess Lilian and the wife of the British Ambassador-----

paulette 12-13-2003 02:12 PM

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Copyright/ImagineScandinavia 2003, Berggren 10000, Stockholm, Sverige. Princess Lilian of Sweden seen here attending the Christmas Bazar in the English Church in Stockholm today. Princess Lilian of Sweden was the very popular guest at the Christmas bazaar at the English Church in Stockholm. She came in the company of countess Palmstierna and visited all the stands and spent a lot of money. Seen here: Princess and the countess greeted by reverend Bruce Evanson in front of the church. -----Princess Lilian buying a piece of cake. ------Princess Lilian and the wife of the British Ambassador-----

paulette 12-13-2003 02:21 PM

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Copyright/ImagineScandinavia 2003, Berggren 10000, Stockholm, Sverige. Princess Lilian of Sweden seen here attending the Christmas Bazar in the English Church in Stockholm today. Princess Lilian of Sweden was the very popular guest at the Christmas bazaar at the English Church in Stockholm. She came in the company of countess Palmstierna and visited all the stands and spent a lot of money. Seen here: Princess and the countess greeted by reverend Bruce Evanson in front of the church. -----Princess Lilian buying a piece of cake. ------Princess Lilian and the wife of the British Ambassador-----

paulette 12-13-2003 02:27 PM

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Copyright/ImagineScandinavia 2003, Berggren 10000, Stockholm, Sverige. Princess Lilian of Sweden seen here attending the Christmas Bazar in the English Church in Stockholm today. Princess Lilian of Sweden was the very popular guest at the Christmas bazaar at the English Church in Stockholm. She came in the company of countess Palmstierna and visited all the stands and spent a lot of money. Seen here: Princess and the countess greeted by reverend Bruce Evanson in front of the church. -----Princess Lilian buying a piece of cake. ------Princess Lilian and the wife of the British Ambassador-----

Cissan 12-14-2003 05:18 AM

It looks like Princess Lilian has aged a lot the past years. She needed a lot of help to get down the stairs on Nobel. I really hope she's not sick :(

Alva 12-14-2003 10:48 AM

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Originally posted by Cissan@Dec 14th, 2003 - 5:18 am
It looks like Princess Lilian has aged a lot the past years. She needed a lot of help to get down the stairs on Nobel. I really hope she's not sick :(
Yes, I´ve thought about that too :( . I hope that she will be able to stay with them until it´s time for a wedding, and some "grand children", maybee that is the thing wich keeps her alive :cry:

sara1981 12-14-2003 10:52 AM

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Originally posted by Alva+Dec 14th, 2003 - 10:48 am--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Alva @ Dec 14th, 2003 - 10:48 am)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Cissan@Dec 14th, 2003 - 5:18 am
It looks like Princess Lilian has aged a lot the past years. She needed a lot of help to get down the stairs on Nobel. I really hope she&#39;s not sick&nbsp; :(
Yes, I´ve thought about that too :( . I hope that she will be able to stay with them until it´s time for a wedding, and some "grand children", maybee that is the thing wich keeps her alive :cry: [/b][/quote]
she not have children and grandchildren since her husband died in 1997 she widow

Sara Boyce

Alva 12-14-2003 06:23 PM

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Originally posted by sara1981+Dec 14th, 2003 - 10:52 am--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (sara1981 @ Dec 14th, 2003 - 10:52 am)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
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Originally posted by Alva@Dec 14th, 2003 - 10:48 am
<!--QuoteBegin-Cissan
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@Dec 14th, 2003 - 5:18 am
It looks like Princess Lilian has aged a lot the past years. She needed a lot of help to get down the stairs on Nobel. I really hope she&#39;s not sick*&nbsp; :(


Yes, I´ve thought about that too :( . I hope that she will be able to stay with them until it´s time for a wedding, and some "grand children", maybee that is the thing wich keeps her alive :cry:

she not have children and grandchildren since her husband died in 1997 she widow

Sara Boyce [/b][/quote]
Yes I know that Sara, thats why i made the marks " " around the words grand children. I meant that for her, any children of Victoria, Carl Philip or Madeleine will be like grandchildren for her, or great grand children. Due to the fact that she never had any children of her own the Royal children became the substitutes.

Swanjd08 12-24-2003 04:55 PM

hey guys i found out something shocking today. I am related to princess lilian,my mam&#39;s mam&#39;s father&#39;s sister is Princess lilian. It was in the newspaper and everything.By the way i am not joking, because you would not find a 14 year old researching royal history.heres my msn
johnny_157@hotmail.com

sky 12-24-2003 07:35 PM

aso, lilian is your grandmother&#39;s aunt and are u welsh like the pss?

Swanjd08 12-25-2003 09:51 AM

yeah i am welsh B)

Dennism 12-25-2003 09:53 AM

That&#39;s cool.

Swanjd08 12-25-2003 10:19 AM

;) i will scan and put the newspaper article on here soon. ;)

Swanjd08 12-25-2003 12:38 PM

should put it on here tomorrow B)

HMQueenElizabethII 04-22-2004 08:01 AM

[SIZE=7]How do you think about Pss Lilian.She is not beautiful,she is ugly.Her face always look sad. :cry:

kcc 04-22-2004 08:25 AM

princess lilian is an elderly widow. maybe she misses her husband.on a different note, does anyone care to venture a guess about how she feels about being denied a chance at motherhood.(i mean she was not allowed to mary until well past childbearing age)

Josefine 04-22-2004 10:06 AM

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Originally posted by LizvBo@Apr 22nd, 2004 - 1:01 pm
[SIZE=7]How do you think about Pss Lilian.She is not beautiful,she is ugly.Her face always look sad. :cry:
ugly?

I think she looks like a lady with a lot of carisma

Fireweaver 04-22-2004 10:47 AM

she&#39;s a very dignified older woman, who imo, is still a pretty lady.
I&#39;d be sad as well if the love of my life was gone.

HMQueenElizabethII 04-22-2004 11:51 AM

[SIZE=7]I don&#39;t talk about her youth.I ask now she looks always sad and not beautiful. :(

Alexandria 04-22-2004 07:41 PM

I find Princess Lillian to be quite a refined and elegant woman. Pictures that I see of her often show her smiling, rarely sad.

HMQueenElizabethII 04-25-2004 02:59 AM

Does anyone have pics of Princess Lilian&#39;s hats from 2000 to 2003?

happy_27 04-26-2004 09:36 AM

;) Hi

Does anyone know if Lillian, because she is originally from England, speaks Swedish fluently and if she speaks english or swedish with other members of the family?

thanks

Shane

Yennie 04-26-2004 10:28 AM

Lilian isn´t very good on swedish. I think she speaks english with the royal family and other friends...

H.M. Margrethe 04-26-2004 10:29 AM

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Originally posted by LizvBo@Apr 22nd, 2004 - 7:01 am
[SIZE=7]How do you think about Pss Lilian.She is not beautiful,she is ugly.Her face always look sad. :cry:
Why do you think that princess Lilian is ugly ?
Is it her face or her body ?
She happens to be an older lady and i don´t think that she has ever had an plastic operation like Queen Silvia.
I also think that she are missing her husband and that is the most sad part of it :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Jacqueline 04-26-2004 10:39 AM

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Originally posted by LizvBo@Apr 22nd, 2004 - 7:01 am
[SIZE=7]How do you think about Pss Lilian.She is not beautiful,she is ugly.Her face always look sad. :cry:
Sad and ugly are too very different things, IMO. Sad isn&#39;t ugly, just sad.

H.M. Margrethe 04-26-2004 01:34 PM

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Originally posted by Jacqueline+Apr 26th, 2004 - 9:39 am--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Jacqueline @ Apr 26th, 2004 - 9:39 am)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-LizvBo@Apr 22nd, 2004 - 7:01 am
[SIZE=7]How do you think about Pss Lilian.She is not beautiful,she is ugly.Her face always look sad. :cry:
Sad and ugly are too very different things, IMO. Sad isn&#39;t ugly, just sad. [/b][/quote]
Thats my point

rani 04-26-2004 02:27 PM

I saw the princess when she opened a conference I attended in Stockholm a few years ago. She was a very beautiful elderly lady,radiating calm,beautifully turned out. She appeared at shgort notice as a substitute for Queen Silvia. Nobody can really know in this day and age how her life was. It must have been difficult to be shut out of the life of a man who to all intents and purposes was her husband. At one time,and it must have been when they were together,it was apparently suggested that Prince Bertil marry Princess Margaret. This was probably not the only time a possible marriage was proposed for Prince Bertil. How nice for Princess Lilian to have been able to marry before it was too late and to enjoy the respect she now has.

Gita 04-26-2004 03:23 PM

Princess Lilian is not from England she is from Wales. Welsh people do not like to be called English because they are not English. Just like people from Scotland dislike being regarded as English when they are Scottish.

Lena 05-24-2004 05:03 PM

Princess Lilian arrives to the polar prize ceremony at the 24th of May.


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GrandDuchess 05-25-2004 09:35 AM

Princess Lilian is such an elegant lady – to me the most elegant of all the older royal women of Europe&#33; It’s nice to see her out and about, and that she has the strength to carry on with a few official engagements every now and then.

timtonruben359 05-25-2004 01:18 PM

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Originally posted by happy_27@Apr 26th, 2004 - 8:36 am


Does anyone know if Lillian, because she is originally from England, speaks Swedish fluently and if she speaks english or swedish with other members of the family?


From what I understand she can "get by" in Swedish, meaning that she can understand much of it and speak it but she is not totally fluent in it. It takes years of study before one can call themselves fluent in a language.

Lena 05-25-2004 01:34 PM

I wonder now, what does "fluent" mean?? That you can express everything what you want/think/feel? Or that you speak a language without an accent?

timtonruben359 05-25-2004 04:40 PM

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Originally posted by Lena@May 25th, 2004 - 12:34 pm
I wonder now, what does "fluent" mean?? That you can express everything what you want/think/feel? Or that you speak a language without an accent?
Fluency in another language means being able to express oneself effortlessly in both oral and written form. People who can hold a basic conversation in another language often wrongly call themselves fluent in another language. Having an accent has nothing to do with fluency most adults who learn another language will have an accent.

NJRedDevils 06-04-2004 10:46 PM

QUESTIONS


just wondering about Princess Lilian why did she have to wait so many years to marry her Prince, when he was the Kings uncle, this i don&#39;t understand, if the king was the crown Prince of Sweden why couldn&#39;t his uncle Marry Lilian, Crown Prince Carl was going to be King why should this interfer with his uncles Marriage?


Another thing is this with the Royal children now, since they changed alot of the protcal as we see in the other Royal house holds if Prince Carl Phillp or Princess Madeleine were to get engaged first b4 Crown Princess Victoria, would they eb allowed to marry b4 her, example The Danish Crown Prince Married now but his brother married years b4 him and Crown Prince Felipe Married now but his sisters married b4 him, is this allowed in Sweden or does the Crown Princess have to marry first b4 Carl phillp and Madeleline can marry?

Dennism 06-05-2004 03:31 AM

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Originally posted by NJRedDevils@Jun 4th, 2004 - 10:46 pm
QUESTIONS


just wondering about Princess Lilian why did she have to wait so many years to marry her Prince, when he was the Kings uncle, this i don&#39;t understand, if the king was the crown Prince of Sweden why couldn&#39;t his uncle Marry Lilian, Crown Prince Carl was going to be King why should this interfer with his uncles Marriage?


Another thing is this with the Royal children now, since they changed alot of the protcal as we see in the other Royal house holds if Prince Carl Phillp or Princess Madeleine were to get engaged first b4 Crown Princess Victoria, would they eb allowed to marry b4 her, example The Danish Crown Prince Married now but his brother married years b4 him and Crown Prince Felipe Married now but his sisters married b4 him, is this allowed in Sweden or does the Crown Princess have to marry first b4 Carl phillp and Madeleline can marry?

"After his eldest brother Gustaf Adolf had died in 1947, leaving a less than one-year-old son, and every other heir to the throne had lost their right to it (due to untolerated marriages), it seemed likely that Bertil would one day become Regent.

For this reason, Bertil chose not to marry Welsh Lilian Davies, as that would violate his succession. However, his father lived long enough for Bertil&#39;s nephew Carl XVI Gustaf to achieve full age, and under the views of the new King, he was permitted to marry her, and did so on December 7, 1976. Still first in line to the throne (until the birth of Crown Prince Carl Philip in 1979), Bertil continued to be the King&#39;s deputy.

When the Act of Succession was changed in 1980, right to the throne was restricted to Carl XVI Gustaf and his descendants; however, a special addendum was made for Bertil&#39;s case, so that he became third (and, after the birth of Princess Madeleine in 1982, fourth) in line to the throne."

NJRedDevils 06-05-2004 09:28 PM

thanks for answering that..

But can Prince Carl Phillip and Princess Madeleine marry b4 there sister crown Princess Victoria and not lose there tittles and positions on the line to the throne?

Dennism 06-05-2004 09:31 PM

Yes. They can marry before her and they would not lose their titles nor positions. They would only lose that if the Parliament does not approve of the marriages or if they relinquish their titles or positions themselves.

NJRedDevils 06-05-2004 09:33 PM

Thanks, good now i can marry Madeleine and all be fine.

thanks again

Dennism 06-05-2004 09:42 PM

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Originally posted by NJRedDevils@Jun 5th, 2004 - 9:33 pm
Thanks, good now i can marry Madeleine and all be fine.

thanks again

Sounds like a plan to me.

NJRedDevils 06-05-2004 10:04 PM

it be a mix wedding with Swedish and American and Australian..

Our Children will a mix of blood..

so what tittle will i get been married to my Madeleine and your invited to our wedding..

GrandDuchess 06-07-2004 09:20 PM

From Roger at The Scandinavian Royals Message Board:

"With the passing of President Reagan I would like to share a rather nice story with you about a visit Prince Bertil and Princess Lilian did to the White House during Regan&#39;s presidency.

Princess Lilian, who is a well known "prankster" had visited Stockholm&#39;s biggest novilty store Buttericks prior to the White House visit and purchased a bottle with fake ketchup. At the luncheon in the White House Lilian was seated next to Reagan and VP Bush. She tells Reagan - Hey Mr President you need ketchup on your food and bring up her plastic bottle. She squeeze the bottle and its fake contents on the President. He is suprised and so is the secret service until they all realize Lilian&#39;s joke. Reagan got a good laugh and George Bush has since that time always referred to Lilian as the worlds craziest royal.

A rather nice story I think".

tiaraprin 06-07-2004 10:02 PM

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Originally posted by NJRedDevils@Jun 5th, 2004 - 9:04 pm
it be a mix wedding with Swedish and American and Australian..

Our Children will a mix of blood..

so what tittle will i get been married to my Madeleine and your invited to our wedding..

I have an idea--you can have a double wedding with Dennism. When you marry Madeleine, He can marry CP Victoria&#33;&#33; Now that is a plan&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; :lol: :P :woot: :flower:

Hope I am invited Dennism&#33;&#33;&#33; :innocent: :lol: :P :flower:

tiaraprin 06-07-2004 10:05 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by GrandDuchess@Jun 7th, 2004 - 8:20 pm
From Roger at The Scandinavian Royals Message Board:

"With the passing of President Reagan I would like to share a rather nice story with you about a visit Prince Bertil and Princess Lilian did to the White House during Regan&#39;s presidency.

Princess Lilian, who is a well known "prankster" had visited Stockholm&#39;s biggest novilty store Buttericks prior to the White House visit and purchased a bottle with fake ketchup. At the luncheon in the White House Lilian was seated next to Reagan and VP Bush. She tells Reagan - Hey Mr President you need ketchup on your food and bring up her plastic bottle. She squeeze the bottle and its fake contents on the President. He is suprised and so is the secret service until they all realize Lilian&#39;s joke. Reagan got a good laugh and George Bush has since that time always referred to Lilian as the worlds craziest royal.

A rather nice story I think".

As an American, I wish I could have seen Reagan&#39;s face on that one&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; :lol: How great HRH has such a sense of humor&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; :P :lol: :flower:

NJRedDevils 06-08-2004 07:00 AM

double wedding i like that

mixer2002de 06-08-2004 10:34 AM

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Originally posted by tiaraprin+Jun 7th, 2004 - 9:02 pm--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (tiaraprin @ Jun 7th, 2004 - 9:02 pm)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-NJRedDevils@Jun 5th, 2004 - 9:04 pm
it be a mix wedding with Swedish and American and Australian..

Our Children will a mix of blood..

so what tittle will i get been married to my Madeleine and your invited to our wedding..

I have an idea--you can have a double wedding with Dennism. When you marry Madeleine, He can marry CP Victoria&#33;&#33; Now that is a plan&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; :lol: :P :woot: :flower:

Hope I am invited Dennism&#33;&#33;&#33; :innocent: :lol: :P :flower: [/b][/quote]
Maybe a baywatch babe would be sufficient for dennis to get him away from his Computer&#33;

Dennism 06-08-2004 12:07 PM

Baywatch Babe? Not for me. Anyway, I like the story with Lilian and the former president. That was funny. I would have loved to see his face too.

mixer2002de 06-08-2004 12:47 PM

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Originally posted by Dennism@Jun 8th, 2004 - 11:07 am
Baywatch Babe? Not for me. Anyway, I like the story with Lilian and the former president. That was funny. I would have loved to see his face too.
So you would like a baywatch boy? Uh

You would send away a baywatch babe that claims "dennis I love you&#33;"?

tiaraprin 06-09-2004 12:46 AM

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Originally posted by mixer2002de+Jun 8th, 2004 - 11:47 am--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (mixer2002de @ Jun 8th, 2004 - 11:47 am)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Dennism@Jun 8th, 2004 - 11:07 am
Baywatch Babe? Not for me. Anyway, I like the story with Lilian and the former president. That was funny. I would have loved to see his face too.
So you would like a baywatch boy? Uh

You would send away a baywatch babe that claims "dennis I love you&#33;"? [/b][/quote]
Maybe Dennism has some sophistication and class and doesn&#39;t want a bimbo. Maybe he wants a lady who is the full package of beauty, brains, and class.

A Baywatch babe can&#39;t deliver any of that--when they lose their looks and their breast implants harden and sag--they will have nothing left in life to offer.

Bravo to Dennism for picking a real woman instead of perpetuating the ideals that all other men seem to want--just looks.

Lena 06-09-2004 06:16 AM

Funny story :lol:

Talking about Baywatch babes...what is here meant? The actresses who were part of the show "Baywatch" or women, who love it to be at the beach, in tight revealing Bikinis?
Well, it actually doesn´t matter. Because for both I´ve the same opinion. Or better expressed I´ve NO opinion, when it comes to their character and intelligence. Because I just don´t know them. And so I´ve to say, that´s IMO not fair to claim that there nothing will stay, when their beauty goes away&#33; They are human beings like everybody else, and that they like it to spend some days on the beach in their youth, don´t make (IMO) stupid or "bad" human beings out of them&#33;

It´s nice to admire "classy" women and I´ve nothing against it, but one should be also aware that you can´t really know, how classy they really are, when you just see them on TV or in mags.

Dennism 06-09-2004 01:22 PM

Good points, Lena. But I believe Mixer´s point was that any pretty face or "bodacious" body would be good enough for me. Tiaraprin and I disagree with Mixer on that viewpoint.

mixer2002de 06-09-2004 01:26 PM

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Originally posted by Dennism@Jun 9th, 2004 - 12:22 pm
Good points, Lena. But I believe Mixer´s point was that any pretty face or "bodacious" body would be good enough for me. Tiaraprin and I disagree with Mixer on that viewpoint.
you are more attracted by your computer than a good looking woman? I would at least look at her, as I am a man. This does not mean that I would marry her and start a family with her&#33; There are more important things than just looks&#33;

Dennism 06-09-2004 01:27 PM

No, what a ridiculous idea. I thought by the computer analogy you meant spending time looking at photos of Victoria.

mixer2002de 06-09-2004 01:32 PM

So if I managed Vic to come around in a baywatch suit. Dennis would continue with looking pics of her on his PC. :huh:

Maybe then I should support her to forget this disappointment&#33; :P

Lena 06-09-2004 01:34 PM

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Good points, Lena. But I believe Mixer´s point was that any pretty face or "bodacious" body would be good enough for me. Tiaraprin and I disagree with Mixer on that viewpoint.
Well, maybe true...but when you say
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Baywatch Babe? Not for me
Then you exclude all these women-independent from their character, that you don´t know. Further I know you closer, so I think, that I can say, that I know your view point on this topic. You divide the female world in 2 parts. The huge Bimbo-part and the little classy women part. (The same with guys, but that´s not part of the discussion)

Dennism 06-09-2004 01:48 PM

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Originally posted by mixer2002de@Jun 9th, 2004 - 1:32 pm
So if I managed Vic to come around in a baywatch suit. Dennis would continue with looking pics of her on his PC. :huh:

Maybe then I should support her to forget this disappointment&#33; :P

Well, if you did that I would certainly look at her but I would also talk to her and maybe we´d hit it off because of our personalities. But that is not to say that I would not look at her. When I said Baywatch babe, I was thinking more of a body type then of their mere personalities.

Dennism 06-09-2004 01:51 PM

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Originally posted by Lena@Jun 9th, 2004 - 1:34 pm
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Baywatch Babe? Not for me
Then you exclude all these women-independent from their character, that you don´t know. Further I know you closer, so I think, that I can say, that I know your view point on this topic. You divide the female world in 2 parts. The huge Bimbo-part and the little classy women part. (The same with guys, but that´s not part of the discussion)

That is not so. I do not divide the world up that way. Geez, how do I say this? I have female friends who may not be considered beautiful women on the outside but if you knew them then you would like them as well. And they have beautiful personalities. And vice versa, there are beautiful women who may not be classy but who still are beautiful. I know a few of them too. They just have fun personalities. I see it must be "Gang up on Dennis Day". :innocent:

Lena 06-09-2004 01:57 PM

yes...yes, looking in my calendar it says it´s "Gang up on Dennis Day" (always the day and night before the Corpus Christi day) :P


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They just have fun personalities
This is the part, which indicates that what I´ve said. You divide them...IMO there aren´t just fun-personalities or just thoughtful personalities...it´s mostly a mixture of more features of character.

Dennism 06-09-2004 02:01 PM

Well, I just meant that I do not see people in divisions of beautiful + bimbo and non-beautiful+ classy + non-fun. Everybody divides up people some way. I do have friends who are thoughful and fun. They are a mixture. Sure. But there are some people who are justmore fun or some who are just more thoughful

mixer2002de 06-09-2004 02:15 PM

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Originally posted by Dennism@Jun 9th, 2004 - 12:48 pm

Well, if you did that I would certainly look at her but I would also talk to her and maybe we´d hit it off because of our personalities. But that is not to say that I would not look at her. When I said Baywatch babe, I was thinking more of a body type then of their mere personalities.

So Vic does not look good? You do not like her looks? What attracts you then. Here are just images&#33;

Dennism 06-09-2004 02:51 PM

Well, if I have to tell you, then you have not been paying attention. Now let´s get back to Lilian.

mixer2002de 06-09-2004 02:56 PM

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Originally posted by Dennism@Jun 9th, 2004 - 1:51 pm
Well, if I have to tell you, then you have not been paying attention. Now let´s get back to Lilian.
So you are not man enough to say: She looks good&#33;

How poor&#33;

Dennism 06-09-2004 03:05 PM

People are probably tired of me saying that. :P

GrandDuchess 07-12-2004 02:38 AM

Since there&#39;s been an absence of HRH Princess Lilian lately, I though I would honour this great stylish lady B) with some pictures from past to present:

HRH Princess Lilian with her beloved husband HRH Prince Bertil in 1995

HRH Princess Lilian in a close picture in 1995

HRH Princess Lilian awarding the Hasselblad Foundation International Prize in Photography 1999

HRH Princess Lilian awarding a prize from the building industry in 1999

HRH Princess Lilian with Queen Silvia on Queen Ingrid of Denmark&#39;s funeral in 2000

HRH Princess Lilian (so stylish&#33;) and the Crown Princess on the airport to welcome the President of France in 2000

HRH Princess Lilian with Crown Princess Victoria on the banquet during the official French visit in 2000

HRH Princess Lilian awarding the Hasselblad Foundation International Prize in Photography 2000

HRH Princess Lilian with Mrs. Bernadette Chircac in 2000

HRH Princess Lilian at The King & Queen silver wedding celebrations in 2001

HRH Princess Lilian at The Sweden-America Foundation&#39;s Annual Meeting 2002, in the right corner

HRH Princess Lilian at the Nobel Prize Ceremony 2003

HRH Princess Lilian at Idrottsgalan in Globen in 2003

HRH Princess Lilian at the ELLE Awards 2003

HRH Princess Lilian awarding the Gastronomical Academy&#39;s Awards 2004

HRH Princess Lilian awarding the Gastronomical Academy&#39;s Awards 2004

HRH Princess Lilian with Fernando Di Luca (the man who brought olive oil into the Swedish food traditions) at the Gastronomical Academy&#39;s Awards 2004

One of my favourite pictures of HRH Princess Lilian

GrandDuchess 07-12-2004 04:29 AM

Published in Aftonbladet on 29 August 2000:

The Princess who steals the show
Just in time for her 85th birthday, she publishes the book about the love story of her life.

Humour and hard work, there you have Princess Lilian’s recipe to a safe and sound cruise towards the 85th birthday. She has experienced great joy. And great sadness. When it was as darkest after Prince Bertil’s death, there was a faithful friend at hand: Queen Silvia who moved in on a bed in the living room.

Just in time for Princess Lilian’s birthday tomorrow, the book about her life with Prince Bertil is released. The love story that is sharper than most soap operas. The passion started to develop one evening in 1943 when bombs and shells drenched London, and Prince Bertil courageously went through the smoking city to save young Mrs. Lilian Craig from the debris of a destroyed house. They then became secret co-habiters, and where not allowed to marry by the Royal House until 7 December 1976.

- I wanted to tell about our life together and why I loved him so, and so many others who seemed to have done it too; she says when walks in on her sharp heels to present her work.

No one in the Royal House were allowed to read the script in advance, but this weekend Crown Princess Victoria came to visit at Villa Solbacken and then Princess Lilian handed over the finished book.

“Victoria read it in a stretch”
- Victoria laid down on the floor and read the book in a stretch from cover to cover, tell journalist Omar Magnergård who is the co-writer and has put together the material.

Princess Lilian shines up a little extra when the royal children ate at speak. She and Prince Bertil became something of grandparents during Victoria’s, Carl Philip’s and Madeleine’s upbringing – and now it’s the youngsters who comes to visit and keeps in touch with cool “auntie Lilian”. During Victoria’s study time in the USA, letters and cards where constantly coming to Villa Solbacken.
- She’ll be and excellent Queen, so ambitious, interested and good.
Any advice on the road?
- Oh, I think she’s doing an excellent job already&#33;

Keeps in shape with work
About her own role in the Royal House, Princess Lilian says:
- I work as hard as I can – and that’s the only way to keep young.
- And then it’s important not to forget the humour, like we laughed together, Prince Bertil and I.


On 5 January 1997, the laughter silenced in Villa Solbacken. Prince Bertil fell asleep for ever and Princess Lilian hold his hand in hers. In the book she writes about the endless grieve and the friend who became her big support.

Queen Silvia camped just beside
- Who do you think camped in a bed? Yes, Queen Silvia. Night after night. We talked and talked. Every morning Queen Silvia got up, kissed “auntie Lilian”, as she calls me, on the cheek and went into the office at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
Ever since, the ladies talk on the phone every day.
- Yes, The Queen is my dearest friend, says Princess Lilian.

The 85th birthday tomorrow is celebrated with a reception in the afternoon. In the evening, the Royal House invites to a family dinner at Drottningholm. Surprises have been promised.

Lilian’s favourites:
Artist: Nat King Cole
Sports star: Stefan Edberg “my golden boy”
Food: Fläsklägg and rotmos (can’t translate this to English since it’s so Swedish)
Drink: Bloody Mary
TV series: Sunset Beach (I think she&#39;s the only royal who could confess that this is the fact...)

Dennism 07-12-2004 04:39 AM

Excellent photos and a great article. Thanks, Grand Duchess. Lilian is one of a kind.


Okay. The dictionary I have has Fläsklägg as the hand or knuckle of pork or of the pig itself. :P

Rotmoss is mashed turnips and potatoes.

Lena 07-12-2004 04:59 AM

Thank you for the translation, GrandDuchess :flower:

Oh, how very nice of the Queen to stay overnight at the home of her friend in her darkest hours.

HMQueenElizabethII 08-24-2004 12:27 PM

Happy birthday to Princess Lilian(30/8/1915-30/8/2004).She is now 89 years old.I hope that she will celebrate her big 90th birthday next year.

Gita 08-24-2004 01:57 PM

Celebrations for a 90th Birthday
 
Do you lot think there will be any public celebrations for Princess Lillian's 90th Birthday next year?

HMQueenElizabethII 08-25-2004 05:42 AM

I hope that there will be happen.May be Princess Lilian is the present long-living Royal in Sweden.I hope that The Swedish will celebrate it.Or taking official photograph,appearing on the balcony...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PRINCESS LILIAN!!!!!!!!!

GrandDuchess 08-25-2004 09:38 AM

It depends on what you mean when thinking "official celebrations" - that I too hope will come next year for her 90th - but I'm sure she will be honoured in some way. For her 85th birthday she was honoured with a reception, and then a private dinner in the evening, and you could also sign a congratulatory book for her. I imagine there will be something similar to that, but maybe a bit "bigger and grander" since it's a landmark age to turn 90!

GrandDuchess 08-28-2004 08:18 PM

https://tinypic.com/3hmo2https://tinypic.com/3hldi
89 years and counting on 90!

Dennism 08-28-2004 09:10 PM

Thanks for the photos, GD. I hope Lilian has a wonderful birthday surrounded by her friends and family.

mybags 09-20-2004 02:48 PM

Great photos GrandDuchess.

Dennism 09-21-2004 08:15 PM

Yeah, they are great photos. I like the one in the restaurant with the baby lion. And the ones with the royal children.

Wisnu 09-22-2004 06:01 AM

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Originally Posted by GrandDuchess
I've been going through my library today, organizing and creating some order. I my collection, I found the copy of Princess Lilian's biography "Mitt liv med Prins Bertil" ("My life with Prince Bertil") that I read when it came out many years ago. So, to the point - I descided to upload some pictures from it to Photobucket, so yall can see them! There's a lot of great pictures in it, some that I don't think are available anywhere else...

Here we go:

Prince Bertil and Lilian in the beginning of their friendship, the 40's
A few months old Lilian in her mother Glady's arms
Lilian just turned 30, when she had known Prince Bertil for two years
A youth portrait of Lilian painted by Vasco Lazlo, which hangs in her home
Lilian with a friend and a dog
Prince Bertil and Lilian
Prince Bertil and Lilian at a restaurant in New York in 1956
Prince Bertil and Lilian at a masquerade and birthday party in 1968
Finally accepted at the Court! Lilian at King Gustav VI Adolf's 90th birthday 1972 at the Royal Palace
Crown Prince Carl Gustaf and Lilian with a baby lion at a restaurant in Sainte Maxime
Queen Silvia congratulates Lilian on her 73rd birthday
Prince Bertil and Lilian captured by the camera when they leave the hospital in Helsingborg in the fall of 1973 - just after King Gustav VI Adolf passed away there
Lilian with a young Princess Madeleine
Lilian with Prince Carl Philip
Lilian scratching her dog Bingo
Prince Bertil and Lilian receives a visit by King Gustav VI Adolf in Sainte Maxime
Prince Bertil and King Gustav VI Adolf
Lilian and dog Bingo on the steps to Villa Solbacken
Villa Solbacken
Lilian in her study at Villa Solbacken
Lilian in the garden of Villa Solbacken
Villa Solgården
Lilian on the golf course
Lilian with Queen Silvia and her late parents, Walther and Alice Sommerlath
Lilian with the royal children
Lilian at a visit to one of SOS Barnbyar's villages in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1997
Lilian at a visit to one of SOS Barnbyar's villages in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1997
Lilian opening an exhibition for SOS Barnbyar
Lilian in a Swedish grocery store, trying to find the words
The Queen, Prince Bertil and Nancy Reagan on her visit to Sweden in 1987. Lilian was also there, on a luncheon for Mrs. Reagan hosted by The Queen, but not in the picture
Lilian greeting Princess Margaret, in Sweden to open the "English Weeks" on NK in 1985
Prince Bertil and Lilian
Lilian with former tennis player Stefan Edberg (her "golden boy") at Stockholm Open in 1996
Lilain with the late Harry Belafonte and his wife
Lilian with Stevie Wonder in 1996
Prince Bertil and Lilian with Swedish artist Lasse Åberg on a graphical exhibition in 1979
Boris Jeltsin on his state visit to Sweden in 1997, flanked by The Queen and Lilian
Prince Bertil and Lilian at the meeting with the press, declaring their engagement in 1976
The wedding, 7 December 1976
Prince Betil and Lilian returning home after some time in the hospital
Prince Betil's coffin is taken to the last rest
Lilian at Prince Bertil's grave in the Royal Cemetery at Haga

How come Stefan Edberg became her golden boy ?


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