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.
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.
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.
King Olav V of Norway (2 July 1903--17 January 1991), only son of Queen Maud of Norway (nee Princess Maud of Wales). Olav was born Prince Alexander of Denmark and became Crown Prince Olav at 2 when his father was elected king of Norway in 1905. As ruler Olav was immensely popular and became known as "The People's King". At his death he was the last surviving grandchild of King Edward VII of Britain.
HM Queen Maud of Norway, when Princess Maud of Wales. Princess Maud of Wales (1869-1938) 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. On 22 July 1896, Princess Maud married her first cousin, Prince Carl of Denmark, who was offered the crown of Norway in 1905.
Group photograph at Bernstorff, from left to right. Front group of children: Princess Alexandra of Cumberland; Princess Thyra of Denmark; Prince Christian of Cumberland; Grand Duchess Olga and Grand Duke Michael of Russia; Prince Harald of Denmark; Prince George William of Cumberland. Seated group, left: Prince George of Greece and Prince Waldemar of Denmark (on seat); Princess Maud of Wales; Grand Duches Xenia of Russia and Princess Olga of Cumberland (on step).Standing: Ernest Augustus…