It was a royal love story with elements of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor’s tale and none of the buzz or the banishment. Like the Duke, the Prince of Sweden didn’t ascend to the throne and married the girl, albeit 33 years after they met in 1943 , fell in love and moved in together. Like Wallis, she was a divorced commoner and foreign born (Wales) and they couldn’t marry for dynastic reasons that only royal families truly understand. But in 1976, Carl_XVI_Gustaf_of_Sweden, who had also married a commoner, gave his blessing and Cinderella got her Prince. She was 61, Prince Bertil was 63.