Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Lilian to miss Nobel party

Share this article

Lilian to miss Nobel party
13:08 CET+01:00
Princess Lilian is to miss this year's Nobel festivities for the first time since 1976, it has been announced.

The Welsh-born princess, who is 92 and is the widow of the king's uncle, Prince Bertil, has been a regular fixture at the Nobel ceremonies. She attended last year's prizegiving at the Stockholm Concert House, but missed the banquet at City Hall.

The Royal Court was able to confirm on Friday that King Carl Gustaf's aunt would not attend this year.

"The Princess is an elderly lady," said spokesman Juan Navas by way of explanation.

The Nobel festivities are the highlight of the royal calendar. Other senior members of the Royal Family are expected to attend.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

The ‘fairytale' boarding school nestled in a Swedish village

The words ‘boarding' and ‘school' often summon images of strict teachers, drab dormitories and downcast children. That image couldn't be further from reality at Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket (SSHL), where boarders describe the ‘fairytale' school as a home away from home.

Advertisement