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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 - Expressen.se
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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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.

RADKER18 08-19-2008 04:15 PM

Thats great to hear she is doing well, wish her a good recovery

magnik 08-19-2008 05:56 PM

That's sad news about her hip (my late grandfather has it too). I wish her all the best.

Next Star 08-20-2008 01:54 PM

It is great the Princess is feeling better hopefully sometime this week she'll be able to go home.

chaimae 08-20-2008 03:45 PM

im really happy to hear she is doing well, specialy her birteday is in next weeks , wish her a good recovery.

Harald 08-23-2008 07:38 PM

I'm glad to hear that Princess Lilian is doing rather well given the circumstances and hope that she will be home soon.

Harald 08-23-2008 07:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Odette (Post 810815)
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:

The joys of Royal Protocol.......... :rolleyes:

Drottning 08-24-2008 02:12 PM

Get well soon, Princess Lilian!

Helen88 08-30-2008 12:29 PM

Isn't it Lilian's birthday today? Will her birthday be celebrated?

ursulajohanna 08-30-2008 01:05 PM

Yes, Princess Lilian has birthday today! But she is in hospital.

Jose 08-30-2008 05:26 PM

Happy Birthday princess Lilian is 93!!! Good Healt!!! She is pretty aunt at royal family and big love at crown princess Victorias great-aunt or grandmother!

LadyFinn 08-31-2008 05:55 AM

Here´s a new article about princess Lilian and her life:
WalesOnline/PRINCESS LILIAN’S REAL-LIFE FAIRYTALE

Princess Lilian has been released from hospital and is at home again.
Expressen/Firade 93 år - med Silvia
Nina Eldh, the informationschef of the swedish court, confirms that princess Lilian is now at home, she is doing quite well and is recovering.
According to a "source" Queen Silvia talked with Lilian on the phone every day during the trip to the Olympics.
Yesterday princess Lilian had a little birthday party and Queen Silvia was the guest of honour.
The source tells that it has been a tradition to celebrate Lilian´s birthday with dinner at the Drottningholm Palace. This year, the birthday was celebrated in Lilian's home with her closest friends. Shortly before six o'clock Silvia left the party and returned to the Palace.

Helen88 08-31-2008 06:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LadyFinn (Post 817319)
Here´s a new article about princess Lilian and her life:
WalesOnline/PRINCESS LILIAN’S REAL-LIFE FAIRYTALE

Princess Lilian has been released from hospital and is at home again.
Expressen/Firade 93 år - med Silvia
Nina Eldh, the informationschef of the swedish court, confirms that princess Lilian is now at home, she is doing quite well and is recovering.
According to a "source" Queen Silvia talked with Lilian on the phone every day during the trip to the Olympics.
Yesterday princess Lilian had a little birthday party and Queen Silvia was the guest of honour.
The source tells that it has been a tradition to celebrate Lilian´s birthday with dinner at the Drottningholm Palace. This year, the birthday was celebrated in Lilian's home with her closest friends. Shortly before six o'clock Silvia left the party and returned to the Palace.

Did the royal children not come to congratulate?

Alison20 08-31-2008 06:38 AM

Sweden should be proud of people like Bertil and Lilian, who - unlike many Royals in the first half of the 20th century - put their country first. This was at great cost to themselves, as they couldn't appear officially together, and missed out on the chance of having children.

I wish Lilian many more years of health and happiness.

Next Star 09-03-2008 01:53 AM

Now the news that I have been waiting for Princess Lilian is at home no more hospital.Hope she will continue to get better and no injuries will happen for a very long time.


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