Princess Lilian, the widow of Prince Bertil of Sweden, died on March 10, 2013 at the age of 97. Her romance with Prince Bertil, a great-grandson of Queen Victoria, and third son of King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden, captured the imagination of the Swedish people. The couple met in 1943 and soon a romance developed between the glamorous Welsh model and Swedish prince. Lilian’s status as a commoner, a married woman, and later a divorcee, precluded her from being an acceptable wife for Prince Bertil. Born Lilian Davies in Swansea, Wales in 1913, the woman who was to become Bertil’s wife had to wait until 1976 before marrying. By then, Prince Bertil’s nephew, King Carl XVI Gustaf, had married the German-born commoner, Silvia Sommerlath. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia attended Bertil and Lilian’s wedding. The couple, who had no children, remained married until Prince Bertil’s death in 1997. The elegant Princess Lilian, who was a well-loved member of the Swedish royal family, was for years, often seen at the side of the king and queen during the Nobel Prize ceremonies in Stockholm. Photos by Corbis.