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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 Black Friar, London, England. A traditional pub with Henry Poole's Art Nouveau reliefs reflecting the Friary that once stood there.

Maud, The Queen of Norway. Born Maud of Wales, the youngest daughter of King Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark, in 1896 she married Prince Carl of Denmark. In 1905 Norway dissolved their 91 year union with Sweden and offered their throne to Carl, taking the name Haakon VII. Maud was the first queen of Norway who was not also queen of Sweden or Denmark since 1380.

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Bridesmaids Princess Victoria and Maud of Wales; sisters of Prince George, Duke of York [later George V] at his wedding to Princess May of Teck. Copyright V&A.

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The Daughters of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. Princess Victoria, Princess Louise and Princess Maud of Wales.

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The first Queen of Hearts

The Prince of Wales and family aboard the royal yacht, Osborne. The future King Edward VII is seated. Behind him stands his wife, the future Queen Alexandra and, over his shoulder, the future King George V. One of the girls will become queen of Norway but I can't remember which one.

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King Haakon VII of Norway (1872 - 1957), and Queen Maud (1869 - 1938), the daughter of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), at their wedding.

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The third daughter of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, Princess Maud (1869–1938) married Prince Charles of Denmark in 1896. He became King Haakon VII of Norway in 1905. This photograph, taken in the late 1890s, is set into an oval gold frame by Fabergé, with blue guilloché enamel and alternate gold bands of laurel leaves surmounted by a ribbon cresting, workmaster Michael Perchin, c. 1895.

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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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