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Marlborough House today – no longer a London royal residence. Taken in 2008. | CMallwitz - wikimedia.org - CC0.

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Queen Maud of Norway | Where did she come from?

Her Royal Highness Princess Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria of Wales was born on the 26 November 1869, at Marlborough House in London, UK.
By LA Dahlmann | The Evergreen Post

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’s parents were Edward and Alexandra; then the Prince and Princess of Wales – later King Edward VII and Queen Consort Alexandra.

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.

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Norwegian food and drink | The Viking pizza

Norwegian food and drink | The Viking pizza

In Norway, the Italian pizza appeared as an exotic newcomer in the 1970s. But bread topped with foodstuffs is nothing new in Norwegian food history. Even the Vikings ate pizza – but they called it bread-dish.