Descendants of King Edward VII: Second Generation

6. HRH The Princess Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria2 (Albert Edward1 Wettin) was born London, Middlesex, England 26 November 1869. Maud died 20 November 1938 in a private nursing home, London, Middlesex, England, at 68 years of age. Her body was interred in the royal mausoleum of the Chapel of Akershus, in Oslo, Norway.

She married Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg at the Royal Chapel, Buckingham Palace in London, Middlesex, England, 22 July 1896.(70) Carl was born in Carlottenlund, Denmark on 3 August 1872. Carl was the son of King Frederick VIII and Louise Bernadotte princess of Sweden. Carl died on 21 September 1957 in in Oslo, Norway, at 85 years of age. At 30 years of age Carl became the father of Alexander Edward Christian Frederick in Sandringham, Norfolk, 2 July 1903.(71) Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, at 33 years of age, accessed to the throne of Norway on 18 November 1905 at Copenhagen, Denmark.(72) The people of Norway ratified his selection as king in a plebscite November 12th by a vote of 259,000 to 69,000. The Sorting offered the crown a week later. Carl was inspecting a torpedo boat at the Copenhagen harbor when informed of the choice; he immediately took the name Haakon VII.

He was crowned King Haakon VII of Norway in Trondheim Cathedral on 22 June 1906.(73) This was the last Norwegian coronation; the Storting abolished the ceremony two years later. There is a service of consecration for today's monarch.

Maud became Maud Alexandra Victoria Georgina Bertha Duff's godmother at her christening in the Queen's Chapel, St. James Palace, London, Middlesex, England, 22 June 1893.(74) At 33 years of age Maud became the mother of Alexander Edward Christian Frederick in Sandringham, Norfolk, 2 July 1903.(75) Her funeral was held in Oslo, Norway, 8 December 1938. Her body was taken to the chapel of Marlborough House after her death where it remained till the next morning. Her coffin was taken in procession to the Victoria train station, there by train to Portsmouth, and was placed upon the Royal Oak. Once in Oslo her body laid in state for two days at Akershus Castle.

HRH The Princess Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria and Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg had the following child:

child + 16 i. Alexander Edward Christian Frederick3 was born 2 July 1903.

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