Descendants of King Edward VII: Third Generation

16. Alexander Edward Christian Frederick3 (HRH The Princess Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria2, Albert Edward1 Wettin) was born in Sandringham, Norfolk 2 July 1903.(154) Olav V died 17 January 1991 in Oslo, Norway, at 87 years of age.

He married Martha Bernodotte in Oslo, Norway, 21 March 1929. Martha was born in Stockholm, Sweden 28 March 1901. Martha was the daughter of Carl Bernodotte and Ingeborg von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg princess of Denmark . Martha died 5 April 1954 in Oslo, Norway, at 53 years of age. At 29 years of age Martha became the mother of Ragnhild Alexandria von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg in Oslo, Norway, 9 June 1930. At 30 years of age Martha became the mother of Astrid Maud Ingeborg von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg in Oslo, Norway, 12 February 1932.(155) At 35 years of age Martha became the mother of Harald von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg Skaugum, a county estate outside of Oslo, Norway, 21 February 1937.(156)

He was also known as Olav after 1905. He was a student of political science and economics at Balliol College in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, 1924.(157) He served as Regent for the first time while the king was abroad in 1926.(158) At 26 years of age Olav V became the father of Ragnhild Alexandria von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg in Oslo, Norway, 9 June 1930. At 28 years of age Olav V became the father of Astrid Maud Ingeborg von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg in Oslo, Norway, 12 February 1932.(159) At 33 years of age Olav V became the father of Harald von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg Skaugum, a county estate outside of Oslo, Norway, 21 February 1937.(160) When the Germans invaded Tromsö, Norway June 1940, Olav V attempted to organize the Resistance.(161) King Haakon escaped to Great Britain, and Olav was later persuaded to work for Norway from abroad. He served as an ambassador for the government in exile, meeting often with President Roosevelt. He was made the chief of the Norwegian defense forces in exile and planned an invasion of Norway to oust the Nazis. The Germans surrendered before this was necessary. He is a noted athlete being a yachtsman and a sailor of some note in his youth. His was given his own yacht at the age of 15. He won the gold medal with the Norwegian team at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics in the sailing 6 meter crew class. He won sailing trophies throughout his life, receiving the bronze medal in the 5.5 meter 1971 world championships at Oyster Bay, New York. He served as an Olympic sailing judge and as chairman of the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club. He also participated in the sport of skiing.(162)

Alexander Edward Christian Frederick and Martha Bernodotte had the following children:

child + 28 i. Ragnhild Alexandria4 von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg was born 9 June 1930.

child + 29 ii. Astrid Maud Ingeborg von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg was born 12 February 1932.

child + 30 iii. Harald von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg was born 21 February 1937.

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