King Haakon immediately travelled from Norway to her bedside. Maud (centre) and her sisters. She developed a one-sided romance with Prince Francis of Teck, the brother of her future sister-in-law Mary of Teck. Prince Carl was the second son of Queen Alexandra's eldest brother, Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark, and Princess Louise of Sweden. [6] She disliked representation but performed her role as a queen with great care, and used clothes and jewellery to make a regal impression. Maud and Carl were crowned in Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway on June 22, 1906. He died on September 21, 1957, at the age of 85 and was buried with Maud in the white sarcophagus in the Royal Mausoleum at Akershus Fortress. Queen Maud of Norway was born Princess Maud of Wales on November 26, 1869, at Marlborough House in London, England. The tomboyish Maud was known as "Harry" to the royal family, after Edward VII's friend Admiral Henry Keppel, whose conduct in the Crimean War was considered particularly courageous at the time. The bride wore a dress of white satin with a belt of silver embroidery and a wedding veil of old lace, a present from her grandmother Queen Victoria. Thanks! Considering the era she lived in, she got married relatively late, at the age of 26. [10][11] Norwegian newspapers were allowed to break the law forbidding publication on Sundays in order to notify the Norwegian public of her death. 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. They made certain that their son was raised as a Norwegian, although Maud never became fluent in Norwegian. It was because of this small waist, she was rumoured to be infertile after giving birth to only one child. All content copyright Unofficial Royalty 2018. It was there that the couple's only child, Prince Alexander, was born on 2 July 1903 in Sandringham. [12] King Haakon returned Appleton House to the British Royal Family.[5]. The bride's father gave them Appleton House on the Sandringham Estate as a country residence for her frequent visits to England. Queen Maud's last public appearance in Britain was at the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in May 1937 at Westminster Abbey. [1][2] Maud took part in almost all the annual visits to the Princess of Wales's family gatherings in Denmark and later accompanied her mother and sisters on cruises to Norway and the Mediterranean. She was the third and youngest daughter and the fifth of the six children of the Prince and Princess of Wales (the future King Edward VII of the United Kingdom and Princess Alexandra of Denmark, daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark).