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statue of the week: number 42

August 7, 2011

A statue of another Brit this week. This one became Queen of Norway! Queen Maud (1869 – 1938) was the daughter of King Edward VII and grand-daughter of Queen Victoria. She married her cousin Prince Carl of Denmark on the 22nd of July 1896.  Prince Carl became King Haakon VII of Norway in 1905.  Click on the link for more info about how this came about. The statue was sculpted by Ada Madsen and unveiled by King Olav V in 1959 I think she looks very elegant in her Edwardian dress standing in Slottsparken, surrounded by flowers.

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  1. August 7, 2011 9:08 pm

    Beautiful white antirrhinums – do they have names? and if so, are they royal flowers? All the flowers in the Queen Mother’s memorial garden at the Edinburgh Botanics have royal names or associations. Queen Maud would be our Queen great-great aunt.

  2. August 8, 2011 9:12 am

    No little name tags for the flowers. But they are very pretty snapdragons

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