Queen Maud of Norway was the daughter of the British King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. She married Prince Carl of Denmark in 1896. Prince Carl was elected to the throne of Norway in 1905 after Norway and Sweden dissolved their union. He changed his name to Haakon and became the seventh king of that name.
Queen Maud was best known for her many works of charity and for her devotion to her adopted country. She famously learned to ski and was a patron of the arts.
Ada Madsen's granite statue of Queen Maud is one of six statues that stand in Oslo's Palace Park. All but one are statues of Royal Family members; the sixth is of writer and women's rights advocate Camilla Collett.
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