Maud of Wales Biography
( Queen of Norway as the Wife of King Haakon VII)
Birthday: November 26, 1869 (Sagittarius)
Born In: London, England, United Kingdom
Maud of Wales was the Queen of Norway from 1905 to 1938. She was the wife of King Haakon VII. Maud was the third daughter of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, and Alexandra. She was quite tomboyish during her childhood, which her grandmother, Queen Victoria, did not appreciate. Considering the era she lived in, she got married relatively late, at the age of 26. She married Prince Carl of Denmark (later King Haakon VII of Norway), who was her first cousin. Prince Carl was an officer in the Danish navy, but following a plebiscite of the Norwegian parliament in November 1905, he agreed to become king of Norway and was coronated on June 22, 1906. After the coronation, Maud quickly adapted to Norwegian ways and also took great care to fulfil her duties as a queen consort. She continued visiting Great Britain as it was close to her heart and interestingly, she breathed her last in Great Britain!