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Re: Princess Lilian speaking Swedish
Thanks JSR for posting this. I had no idea Lilian could speak Swedish. And thank you for the video of the christening of Carl and Sophia's little boy. It was tacked onto the end of the one on Lilian and her husband. It was the entire service. I really enjoyed watching it. I didn't know it was available. The music was very modern - a trio of young girls singing. We need some beauty and happiness in this crazy world,so thanks for providing it.
I've watched a few videos about Princess Lilian recently on YouTube. Most were from her later years when she was a widow. In all of them she speaks English, even when carrying out interviews or duties in Sweden. I took it she was not confident in Swedish. Then I watched the following interview from 1976 where she converses in Swedish . To Swedish ears was she fluent and why later did she revert back to English in public? In the 30 years when Lilian and Bertil weren't allowed to marry did she travel to Sweden or did they meet abroad? I know she had no public role until the present King allowed the marriage but did she meet Prince Bertil' s family in private? I find Lilian a very interesting figure.