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Encyclopedia > Maud of Wales
Maud of Wales
Queen of Norway
Consort 18 November 1905 - 20 November 1938
Coronation 22 June 1906
Consort to Haakon VII of Norway
Issue
Olav V of Norway
Full name
Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria
Titles
HM The Queen of Norway
HRH Princess Maud of Denmark
HRH Princess Maud of Wales
Royal house House of Oldenburg
House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Father Edward VII
Mother Alexandra of Denmark
Born 26 November 1869
Marlborough House, London
Baptised 24 December 1869
Marlborough House, London
Died 20 November 1938
London
Burial Akershus Castle, Oslo

Princess Maud of Wales (Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria; later Queen Maud of Norway; 26 November 186920 November 1938) was a member of the British Royal Family, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and later Queen consort of Norway, as the wife of King Haakon VII of Norway. She was the first queen consort of Norway since 1319 who was not also queen consort of Denmark or Sweden. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... November 20 is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Early life

Born as Princess Maud of Wales at Marlborough House, London as the daughter of The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), the eldest son of Queen Victoria and heir apparent to the British throne. Her mother was the then Princess of Wales, Princess Alexandra of Denmark. Marlborough House, London Marlborough House is a mansion in Westminster, London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King of the Commonwealth Realms, and the Emperor of India. ... Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and the first Empress of India from 1 May 1876, until her death on 22 January 1901. ... Princess Alexandra of Denmark (later Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom; 1 December 1844 – 20 November 1925), was Queen Consort to Edward VII of the United Kingdom and thus Empress of India during her husbands reign. ...


Princess Maud was christened at Marlborough House by John Jackson, Bishop of London, on 24 December 1869. Her godparents were the King of Sweden and Norway; Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany; the Landgrave of Hesse; Count Gleichen; Adelaide, the Duchess of Nassau; Marie, the Princess of Leiningen; Grand Duchess Marie Feodorovna (later empress); Crown Princess Louise of Denmark; and Cecilia, the Duchess of Inverness. John Jackson may refer to: Politics: John Jackson (Gold Coast), colonial governor in Gold Coast, (now Ghana) John Jackson (Tampa), mayor of Tampa, Florida John Jackson (UK Politician) (1851–1919), Member of Parliament for Plymouth Devonport 1910 to 1918 Science: John Hughlings Jackson (1835–1911), neurologist, namesake of Jacksonian seizure... Arms of the Bishop of London The Bishop of London is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of London in the Province of Canterbury. ... is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Karl XV (Karl Ludvig Eugén) (May 3, 1826 – September 18, 1872) was King of Sweden and Norway (where he was known as Karl IV) from 1859 until his death. ... His Royal Highness The Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (Leopold George Duncan Albert) (7 April 1853 - 28 March 1884), was a member of the British Royal Family, a son of Queen Victoria. ... Prince Victor of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. ... Maria Feodorovna, born Princess Dagmar of Denmark (November 26, 1847–October 13, 1928) was Empress Consort of Russia. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Cecilia Underwood, Duchess of Inverness (née Cecilia Letitia Gore) (c1785 - 1 August 1873) was the second wife of Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, the sixth son of King George III. As their marriage was in contravention of the Royal Marriages Act 1772, it was considered legally void, and...


She was a high-spirited child, a quality that earned her the nickname Harry. Princess Maud of Wales took part in almost all the annual visits to the Princess of Wales's family in Denmark and later accompanied her mother and her sisters on cruises to Norway and the Mediterranean. She, along with her sisters Princess Victoria and Princess Louise, received the Imperial Order of the Crown of India from Queen Victoria on 6 August 1887. Like her sisters, Princess Maud also held the First Class of the Royal Order of Victoria and Albert and a Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem. For other persons known as Princess Victoria, see Princess Victoria (disambiguation) The Princess Victoria (Victoria Alexandra Olga Mary) (6 July 1868-3 December 1935) was a member of the British Royal Family, the fourth child and second daughter of King Edward VII. // Early Life Princess Victoria was born on July... Her Royal Highness The Princess Louise, Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife (Louise Victoria Alexandra Dagmar Duff, née Wettin) (20 February 1867-4 January 1931), was the third child and the eldest daughter of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. ... The Imperial Order of the Crown of India is an order in the British honours system. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... The Royal Order of Victoria and Albert was a British Royal Family Order instituted in 1862 by Queen Victoria, and enlarged on 10 October 1864, 15 November 1865 and 15 March 1880. ... The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, or Order of St John to use its short title, is a British-based royal order of chivalry, and is found throughout the Commonwealth of Nations, as well as the United States of America. ...


Marriage

On 22 July 1896, Princess Maud married her first cousin, Prince Carl of Denmark, in the private chapel at Buckingham Palace. Prince Carl was the second son of Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark, Queen Alexandra's elder brother, and Princess Louise of Sweden. The bride's father, the Prince of Wales, gave her Appleton House on the Sandringham Estate, as a country residence for her frequent visits to England. It was there that the couple's only child, Prince Alexander, was born on July 2, 1903. is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ... Haakon VII, (Prince Carl of Denmark, born Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel) (August 3, 1872 – September 21, 1957), was the first king of Norway after the 1905 dissolution of the personal union with Sweden. ... Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial. ... Frederik VIII (June 3, 1843 – May 14, 1912), was King of Denmark from 1906–1912. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... His Majesty King Olav V (July 2, 1903 - January 17, 1991) reigned as King of Norway from 1957 to 1991. ... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ...


Prince Carl was an officer in the Danish navy and he and his family lived mainly in Denmark until 1905. In June of that year, the Norwegian parliament, Storting, dissolved Norway's one hundred year-old union with Sweden and voted to offer the throne to Prince Carl. Following a plebiscite in November, Prince Carl accepted the Norwegian throne, taking the name of Haakon VII, while his young son took the name of Olav. King Haakon and Queen Maud were crowned at the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim on June 22, 1906, the last coronation of a Scandinavian monarch. The Storting (Stortinget, literally The Big Thing) is the Norwegian Parliament, and is located in the capital city Oslo. ... Picture of the Nidaros Cathedral in 1857. ... County District Municipality NO-1601 Administrative centre Trondheim Mayor (2003-) Rita Ottervik (AP) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 258 342 km² 322 km² 0. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The coronation of Empress Farah, of Iran in 1967. ...


Royal life

Queen Maud never lost her love of Britain, but she quickly adapted to her new country and duties as a queen consort. She supported charitable causes, particularly those associated with children and animals, and gave encouragement to musicians and artists. She learned to ski and arranged for an English garden at Kongsseteren, the Royal lodge overlooking the nation's capital Oslo. Queen Maud's last public appearance in Britain was the coronation of her nephew, King George VI, in May 1937. She sat in the royal box at Westminster Abbey next to her sister-in-law Queen Mary and her niece the Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Cross-country skiing (also known as XC skiing) is a winter sport popular in many countries with large snowfields, primarily Northern Europe and Canada. ... County District Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ... George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 11 December 1936 until his death. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Collegiate Church of St Peter, Westminster, which is almost always referred to by its original name of Westminster Abbey, is a mainly Gothic church, on the scale of a cathedral (and indeed often mistaken for one), in Westminster, London, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. ... Mary of Teck (Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes; 26 May 1867 – 24 March 1953) was the Queen Consort of George V. Queen Mary was also the Empress of India and Queen of Ireland. ... HRH The Princess Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood Princess Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary (25 April 1897 - 28 March 1965) was a member of the British Royal Family. ...


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. CHIC is an American band that was formed in 1975/1976 by guitarist Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards. ... The Victoria and Albert Museum (often abbreviated as the V&A) is on the corner of Cromwell Gardens and Exhibition Road in South Kensington, west London. ...


Later life

Maud died of heart failure in London on November 20, 1938, only days before her 69th birthday, three days after an operation. Her body was returned to Norway on board the HMS Royal Oak, the flagship of Second Battle Squadron of the Royal Navy's Home Fleet. Queen Maud was buried in the royal mausoleum at the Castle of Akershus. HMS Royal Oak was a Revenge-class battleship of the Royal Navy, sunk early in World War II. She was laid down at Devonport on 15 January 1914 and launched on 17 November of that year. ... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore the Senior Service). ... Akershus Fortress (Akershus Festning) is the old castle built to protect Oslo, the capital of Norway. ...


Titles, Styles, Honours & Arms

The coronation of Haakon VII and Queen Maud. Painting by Gabriel Kielland.

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (817x580, 90 KB) [edit] Summary Coronation of Haakon VII of Norway in Nidarosdomen 1906. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (817x580, 90 KB) [edit] Summary Coronation of Haakon VII of Norway in Nidarosdomen 1906. ...

Titles

  • 1869-1896: Her Royal Highness Princess Maud of Wales
  • 1896-1905: Her Royal Highness Princess Maud of Denmark
  • 1905-1938: Her Majesty The Queen of Norway

Legacy

Queen Maud Land and Queen Maud Mountains in Antarctica, and Queen Maud Secondary School in Hong Kong are named after her. Queen Maud Gulf in Nunavut, Canada, is also named after her. Queen Maud Land (Norwegian: Dronning Maud Land) is the part of Antarctica lying between the terminus of Stancomb-Wills Glacier, at 20°W, and Shinnan Glacier, at 44° 38E. It has a land area of approximately 2,500,000 km², mostly covered by the Antarctic ice sheet. ... The Queen Maud Mountains (86º00´S 160º00´W) are a major group of mountains, ranges and subordinate features of the Transantarctic Mountains, lying between the Beardmore and Reedy Glaciers and including the area from the head of the Ross Ice Shelf to the polar plateau. ... School logo Queen Maud Secondary School (慕德中學) is located at Hau Tak Estate, Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung District, New Territories, Hong Kong. ... Queen Maud Gulf, Nunavut, Canada. ... Motto: Nunavut Sannginivut (Inuktitut: Nunavut our strength or Our land our strength) Capital Iqaluit Largest city Iqaluit Official languages Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, French Government - Commissioner Ann Meekitjuk Hanson - Premier Paul Okalik (Consensus government) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 1 (Nancy Karetak-Lindell) - Senate seats 1 (Willie Adams) Confederation...


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Maud of Wales
House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Cadet branch of the House of Wettin
Born: 26 November 1869 – Died: 20 November 1938
Norwegian royalty
Preceded by
Queen Sofia of Norway
1872-1905
Queen Consort of Norway
1905-1938
Succeeded by
Queen Sonja of Norway
1991-present

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