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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Sweden 'truly sad' at Princess Lilian's death

News of Princess Lilian's death has been prominent in Swedish bulletins. Credit: Sveriges Television (SVT)

Princess Lilian's death has been met with a great deal of sadness in Sweden, where she was a central member of the royal family.

Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt took to Twitter to say: "We feel truly sad for passing away of Princess Lilian. She was a most pleasant and truly wise person. She served her family and Sweden."

Swedish English-language news website The Local described her as "much loved", and "the grand old lady of the Swedish royal family".

Website 'The Local' paid glowing tribute to Princess Lilian. Credit:

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