Marlborough House was her parents’ town residence, located a short walk away from Buckingham Palace.
Princess Maud was born into immense wealth – belonging to one of the then most powerful families in the world: the British royal family.
Maud was half British through her father, Edward – and half Danish through her mother, Alexandra. Through both her mother and her father, Maud also had German ancestry.
Maud’s paternal grandparents were the formidable Queen Victoria and her beloved Prince Albert. Prince Albert died in 1861, 8 years before Maud was born.
Maud’s maternal grandparents were King Christian IX of Denmark and Queen Consort Louise. They were also grandparents to Maud’s first cousin and future husband, Prince Carl of Denmark.
The Norwegians chose Prince Carl to become their King Haakon VII upon their full independence in 1905 – thus also making Maud Queen Consort of Norway.