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.

Queen Maud of Norway & Wales (Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria of Wales)

The photograph above shows a celebrity fashion icon. She's wear bust and hip padding, a choker to increase the size of her neck, and another long necklace to visually frame her waist. She's also wearing a corset.

Princess Maud of Wales, later Queen Maud of Norway. She was renowned for her excessively tiny waistline, a very desirable trait for formal Edwardian attire.

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.

This tiara was given by her parents to Princess Maud of Wales when she married Carl of Denmark, the future King Haakon of Norway. The tiara has remained in the possession of the Norwegian Royal family ever since.

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.

Pulled so tight into that bodice. Princess Maud of Wales/Queen Maude of Norway - this daughter of British King Edward VII was quite the Edwardian Era Fashionista- 1906 - Mlle

Worn by Queen Maud of Norway for her Coronation with King Haakon VII (Prince Carl of Denmark & Iceland born Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel) (1872-1957) - 1906.  Princess Maud (Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria “Harry”) (1869-1938) of Wales, UK. 5th child of Edward VII (1841-1910) & Alexander of Denmark (1844–1925).

The British Museum and the Victoria and Albert

Pearl and Diamond Choker and Fringe Necklace - Worn by Queen Maud of Norway for her Coronation in 1906 - now in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London

Dress worn by Queen Maude of Norway to the Duchess of Devonshire's historical costumer ball in 1897

Heck of a collar, Queen Maude! Dress worn by Queen Maude of Norway to the Duchess of Devonshire's historical costumer ball in 1897

Coat of arms for Princess Maud as a Princess of the UK (youngest daughter of Edward VII and Alexandra).  The Saxony inescutcheon was dropped by royal warrant in 1917 (George V).

Coat of arms for Princess Maud as a Princess of the UK (youngest daughter of Edward VII and Alexandra). The Saxony inescutcheon was dropped by royal warrant in 1917 (George V).

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.

Queen Maud of Norway, She was the daughter of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra and famous for having a particularly tiny waist.

Queen Maud of Norway(1869-1938)married King Haakon VII.  Queen Maud was the daughter of King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra of the UK.

Princess Maud of Wales (Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria 26 November 1869 – 20 November later Queen of Norway, the youngest daughter of Edward VII & Queen Alexandra.

1892 mourning for Prince Albert Victor "Eddy" (1864-1892): Princess Maud of…

Princess Maud of Wales (later The Queen of Norway), 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.

Alexandra, Princess of Wales, holding the future Queen Maud of Norway.

) A delightful portrait of Alexandra, Princess of Wales, holding her youngest daughter Princess Maud, the future Queen of Norway.

Queen Alexandra (then the Princess of Wales) with her daughter Princess Maud of Wales (the future Queen Maud of Norway).

Queen Alexandra (then the Princess of Wales) with her daughter Princess Princess Maud (Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria “Harry”) of Wales, UK. child of Edward VII & Alexander of Denmark (the future Queen Maud of Norway).

Engagement of Princess Maud of Wales and Prince Charles of Denmark, 1896

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.

Undated; would have been the height of fashion ~1888.  >>

The Princess Victoria and The Princess Maud (later The Queen of Norway), daughters of King Edward VII. At the wedding of Princess Louise in 27 Jul 1889

Evening Dress from Laferrière, Paris. Silk fabric, lace and embroidery, length 187 cm. Princess Maud of Wales (Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria; 26 November 1869 – 20 November 1938) was Queen of Norway as spouse of King Haakon VII.

ephemeral-elegance: Evening Gown, ca. 1909 Worn by Queen Maude of Norway Designed by Laferrière via Digitalt Museum

Prince Carl of Denmark, later King Haakon VII of Norway and Princess Maud, later Queen Maud, in mourning for Queen Victoria, 1901. Maud was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria.

Image detail for -King Haakon & Queen Maud of Norway (nee Princess Maud of Wales)

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