30 April 2012

The Lovely Norwegian Royal Family

These are pictures of the Norwegian royals from my own collection. Some are obviously contemporary, form modern-day magazines, while the black and white pictures are from an old Silver Jubilee commemoration book from King Haakon VII's reign, which I bought in an antique store a decade ago.
Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon.

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

Princess Mette-Marit in a beautiful Amethyst and diamond parure, which Princess Martha Louise, her sister-in-law, also sometimes wears.

King Haakon of Norway, the first king of independent Norway, who took the throne in 1905.

The cover to a souvenir book, commemorating the silver jubilee of Haakon  VII.

A young picture of King Haakon VII, then known as Prince Carl of Denmark.

The current Crown Prince and Princess of Norway.

Queen Maud as a little girl. Maud was Haakon VII's consort, and she was a daughter of Queen Alexandra and King Edward VII of Great Britain.

The wedding of Queen Maud and King Haakon.

A picture of Queen Maud on the grounds of a Norwegian palace.

An old postcard of Queen Maud, in a beautiful beaded gown, and a diamond tiara, which Queen Sonja and Princess Martha Louise often wear, although it has been altered in recent years.

Queen Maud, King Haakon, and their son, Crown Prince Olav, who later became King Olav V of Norway.

A Norwegian postage stamp of Queen Maud.

A formal picture of Queen Maud, who died in 1938.