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Welsh-born princess dies

Princess Lilian of Sweden, who was born in Wales, has died at age of 97. She met Sweden's Prince Bertil in London during the Second World War, although they did not marry until 1976.

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Lilian - the Welsh commoner who became Swedish royalty

Princess Lilian had suffered from Alzheimer's Disease in recent years Credit: Press Association

Princess Lilian and Prince Bertil finally married in 1976, following a relationship of more than thirty years.

Bertil's father, King Gustaf VI Adolf, had ordered him to abstain from marrying commoner Lilian.

The couple were finally give royal approval to marry by King Carl XVI Gustaf, who took the throne in 1976.

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