The beautiful Maud of Wales and Queen of Norway. Maud also acquired a reputation for dressing with fashionable chic. An exhibition of numerous items from her elegant wardrobe was held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2005.
Maud, The Queen of Norway. Born Maud of Wales, the youngest daughter of King Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark, in 1896 she married Prince Carl of Denmark. In 1905 Norway dissolved their 91 year union with Sweden and offered their throne to Carl, taking the name Haakon VII. Maud was the first queen of Norway who was not also queen of Sweden or Denmark since 1380.
Given by her parents to Princess Maud of Wales when she married Carl of Denmark in 1896, the tiara is designed with diamond scroll and festoon motifs topped with pearls. In 1905, Carl was chosen to become king of the newly independent Norway and took the name King Haakon VII. The tiara remained in the possession of the Norwegian crown.
Queen Maud of Norway, 1905. She was infamous for having a particularly tiny waist. Princess Maud of Wales was born at Marlborough House, London as the daughter of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, the eldest son of Queen Victoria and at that time heir apparent to the British throne. Her mother was Princess Alexandra of Denmark.
History for Breakfast: Princess Maud of Wales (daughter of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra) and Prince Carl of Denmark (later Queen Maud and King Haakon VII of Norway) during their 1896 engagement. Their grandchild: King Harald of Norway.
1892 mourning for Prince Albert Victor "Eddy" (1864-1892): Princess Maud of Wales (later The Queen of Norway), The Princess of Wales (later Queen Alexandra), Princess Louise of Wales (later The Duchess of Fife), Prince George of Wales (later King George V), and Princess Victoria of Wales.
Tsarevitch Nicholas of Russia; Prince Albert Victor of Wales; Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia, with Grand Duke George Alexandrovitch behind her; Prince George of Wales; with Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovitch (in sailor suit) in front of him; Princess Maud of Wales, Tsar Alexander III of Russia.