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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.

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Photograph of the Princess of Wales, later Queen Alexandra and her three daughters. From left to right: Princes Maud, standing; Princess Victoria, standing behind her mother's chair; the Princess of Wales, seated, fan on her lap, wearing ornate necklace, tiara; Princess Louise, Duchess of Fife, standing. They are dressed in evening gowns

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'The beautiful Maud of Wales and Queen of Norway'; Queen Maud was a big hit in Paris and her minute waist ( which in this photograph is not touched up) was no doubt much admired.

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Princess Maud of Wales, later Queen Maud of Norway - such a tiny waist !!!

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.

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FIVE KINGS AND 3 QUEENS — all in one family! EDWARD VII, GEORGE V, EDWARD VIII, GEORGE VI, THE KING OF NORWAY  –THE KINGS QUEEN ALEXANDRA, QUEEN MARY, AND QUEEN MAUD –THE QUEENS

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Alexandra, Princess of Wales, holding the future Queen Maud of Norway - her youngest daughter.

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"The stories of Queen Victoria’s granddaughters: Maud, Queen of Norway." 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.

The Black Friar, London. Possibly the most fabulous interior of any London pub. A short walk from Tate Modern

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