11 March 2013

HRH Princess Lilian of Sweden (1915-2013): Obituary in The Telegraph (and more)

An obituary for HRH Princess Lilian of Sweden, who died yesterday, Sunday 10 March 2013, 97 years old, was published in The Telegraph (Telegraph.co.uk) around the same time I posted my blog article, so I take the opportunity to post it today instead (see link above).

Blogs which have covered Princess Lilian's death include Eurohistory, Sofia's Blog and Trond Norén Isaksen.

The Swedish Royal Court announced today that the funeral service will take place already on Saturday 16 March 2013 at 1 p.m. in the Palace Church, followed by interment at Haga outside Stockholm. The princess will lie in state in the Palace Church on Friday 15 March from noon to 3 p.m. Flags will be flown at half staff at all the royal palaces, Solliden Palace, Stenhammar Castle, the Royal Mews and Slottsbacken 2 from 11 March until the funeral has been held, the only exception being the Royal Palace in Stockholm during the visit from the Turkish President, Abdullah Gül. Mourning bells were rung in central Stockholm this morning from 8 to 8.10 a.m.

See also The Local's articles published earlier today.

Updated on Tuesday 12 March 2013 at 08:35 (link added).

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