PrincessLilianSwedenOn March 11, 2013, His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden released a statement regarding the death of the late Princess Lilian of Sweden, The Duchess of Halland.

“It is with great sorrow that my family and I announce the death of Princess Lilian on Sunday 10 March. The Princess was a much loved member of our family, and we all remember her as a happy, funny and quick-witted person. She spread such joy, and always had the ability to create a warm and pleasant atmosphere around her. The young members of the family always appreciated her jokes and her playful manner.

“The Princess shared Prince Bertil’s commitment to sports and the Royal Swedish Automobile Club. She was always loyal, and wholeheartedly supported the Royal Family and Sweden as a nation. We have lost a very dear and much loved member of our family.”

The Swedish royal court also announced today that the funeral for the late princess will be held on March 16, 2013, at the royal chapel at the royal palace in Stockholm.  Princess Lilian will be buried at the royal cemetery in Haga. Also, flags are being flown at half mast at the Slottsbacken, Solliden Palace, Stenhammar Castle, and the Royal Mews until the late princess’s funeral on Saturday.

And, finally, the mayor and citizens of Swansea, Wales, are paying tribute to the late princess.  Please click here to watch a video as well as to read an article from the BBC News.

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