Corfe Castle, Corfe Mullen, Dorset. Corfe Castle is a fortification standing above the village of the same name in the English county of Dorset. Built by William the Conqueror, the castle dates back to the 11th century and commands a gap in the Purbeck Hills on the route between Wareham and Swanage.
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.
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.
Grandchild of Queen Victoria - Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria of Wales (1869 –1938) was 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.
Pretty Data: Norway – Part I – King Haakon VII (1872-1947)