Funeral held for Welsh-born Princess Liliane of Sweden

The funeral of the Welsh-born Princess Liliane of Sweden is being held today in the capital Stockholm.

Lillian May Davies was born in Swansea in 1915 and met Prince Bertil, the third son of the King of Sweden, in London during the Second World War.

The pair shared a 33-year romance but never married because as it would have deprived the prince of his place in the succession.

Members of the Royal Guard carry the coffin of Sweden's British-born Princess Lilian Credit: REUTERS/Maja Suslin/Scanpix

A funeral service was held in the Royal Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm in her honour.

Princess Liliane died on Sunday at the age of 97.

Members of the Royal Guard hold wreaths in the Royal Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm
Members of the Royal Guard hold wreaths in the Royal Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm Credit: REUTERS/Jonas Ekstromer/Scanpix

Read more about Princess Liliane here.

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Funeral for Welsh-born Princess

A funeral has been held for the Welsh-born Princess Lilian of Sweden, who died at the age of 97 on March 10. She never married her partner of 33 years, Prince Bertil, as it would have deprived him of his place in the succession.