I should add that yes - Lilian was seen as Bertil's partner for many years within the royal family. The late King, Gustaf VI Adolf, was however afraid that his son would be tempted to do what his brothers Sigvard and Carl Johan had done by marring commoners and therefore loose his right to inherit the throne. As it turned out, Bertil and Lilian were faithful to the crown and sacrificed personal happiness by not having children and Lilian was therefore accepted as Bertil's partner, even in public in the seventies. Lilian was especially close to her sister-in-law Queen Ingrid and of course, the current royal family.
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