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Jewels in Motion: Queen Sonja Sparkles | The Court Jeweller

Sean Gallup/Getty Images This month has been packed with royal celebrations in Norway, including birthday festivities for King Harald.

The Norwegian Royal Emerald and Diamond Parure; worn by Queen Sonja of Norway. The original  owner was reportedly the  Empress Josephine, making  its way first to Sweden  through Princess Josephine  of Leuchtenberg.

Tiaras at dawn: Europe's Royals gather to celebrate Queen of Denmark's 40 years on the throne (and there's a lot of bling on show)

CROWN~The Norwegian Royal Emerald and Diamond Parure; worn by Queen Sonja of Norway. The original owner was reportedly the Empress Josephine, making its way first to Sweden through Princess Josephine of Leuchtenberg.

FIVE KINGS AND 3 QUEENS — all in one family!  EDWARD VII, GEORGE V, EDWARD VIII, GEORGE VI, THE KING OF NORWAY  –THE KINGS  QUEEN ALEXANDRA, QUEEN MARY, AND QUEEN MAUD –THE QUEENS

George V & VI and Edward VII & VIII, the King of Norway, Princess Mary, Princess Alexandria, Princess Maude.

Princess Maud of Wales/Queen Maude of Norway - this daughter of British King Edward VII was quite the Edwardian Era Fashionista- 1906 - @~ Mlle

Pulled so tight into that bodice. Princess Maud of Wales/Queen Maude of Norway - this daughter of British King Edward VII was quite the Edwardian Era Fashionista- 1906 - Mlle

Maud, The Queen of Norway. Born Maud of Wales, the youngest daughter of King Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark, in 1896 she married Prince Carl of Denmark. In 1905 Norway dissolved their 91 year union with Sweden and offered their throne to Carl, taking the name Haakon VII. Maud was the first queen of Norway who was not also queen of Sweden or Denmark since 1380.

Queen Maud of Norway & Wales (Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria of Wales)

Pss Alexandra of Wales with daughters Pss Maud (later Queen of Norway) , Pss Victoria aka Toria and Pss Louise, duchess of Fife at Prince George´s wedding with Pss Mary aka May of Teck. July 6 1893.

Photograph of the Princess of Wales, later Queen Alexandra and her three daughters. Princes Maud, Princess Victoria, standing behind her mother's chair; the Princess of Wales and Princess Louise, Duchess of Fife

History for Breakfast:  Princess Maud of Wales (daughter of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra of England) and Prince Carl of Denmark (later Queen Maud and King Haakon VII of Norway) during their engagement in 1896.  Their only child was King Olav, father of the present King Harald of Norway.

History for Breakfast: Princess Maud of Wales (daughter of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra) and Prince Carl of Denmark (later Queen Maud and King Haakon VII of Norway) during their 1896 engagement. Their grandchild: King Harald of Norway.

Given by her parents to Princess Maud of Wales when she married Carl of Denmark in 1896, the tiara is designed with diamond scroll and festoon motifs topped with pearls. In 1905, Carl was chosen to become king of the newly independent Norway and took the name King Haakon VII. The tiara remained in the possession of the Norwegian crown.

This tiara was given by her parents to Princess Maud of Wales when she married Carl of Denmark, the future King Haakon of Norway. The tiara has remained in the possession of the Norwegian Royal family ever since.

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