Maud of Wales

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Maud of Wales Gender: F
Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria
born on 26 November 1869 at 00:20 (= 12:20 AM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 03°50' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 24°16 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 15°46'

Maud of Wales
photo: National Library of Norway c/o:Peder O. Aune, license cc-by-2.0


Queen of Norway as spouse of King Haakon VII. She was the youngest daughter of Edward VII of the United Kingdom and Alexandra of Denmark. Maud of Wales was the first queen of Norway since 1380 who was not also queen of Denmark or Sweden.

Princess Maud was a high-spirited child, a quality that earned her the nickname Harry. She was brought up with relative freedom, which was somewhat disliked by her grandmother, Queen Victoria.

On 22 July 1896, Princess Maud married her first cousin, Prince Carl of Denmark, at Buckingham Palace. The couple's only child, Prince Alexander, was born on 2 July 1903 at Sandringham Estate in England.

When Prince Carl ascended the Norwegian throne, he took the name of Haakon VII. He and Queen Maud were crowned at Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim on 22 June 1906, that being the last coronation in Scandinavia.

Queen Maud never lost her love of Britain (visited Great Britain every year), but she quickly adapted to her new country and duties as a queen consort. Maud played a strong and dominant role within the court and family, but a discreet role in public. Her influence over her spouse and politics is not much examined, but she is described as a forceful and dominant person within the royal court, though her public role was less visible.

Maud 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 and published in the catalogue Style and Splendour: Queen Maud of Norway's Wardrobe 1896-1938.

She died unexpectedly of heart failure in England on 20 November 1938.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "The Birth Of A Princess," Times, 27 November 1869, p. 9; and same data in The London Gazette, 26 November 1869, p. 6703.


  • Notable : Famous : Royal family