Corfe Castle, Corfe Mullen, Dorset. Corfe Castle is a fortification standing above the village of the same name in the English county of Dorset. Built by William the Conqueror, the castle dates back to the 11th century and commands a gap in the Purbeck Hills on the route between Wareham and Swanage.

Corfe Castle is a fortification standing above the village of the same name in Dorset. Built by William the Conqueror, the castle dates back to the century and commands a gap in the Purbeck Hills on the route between Wareham and Swanage, England

Photograph of the Princess of Wales, later Queen Alexandra and her three daughters. From left to right: Princes Maud, standing; Princess Victoria, standing behind her mother's chair; the Princess of Wales, seated, fan on her lap, wearing ornate necklace, tiara; Princess Louise, Duchess of Fife, standing. They are dressed in evening gowns

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

Princess Maud of Wales, later Queen Maud of Norway - such a tiny waist !!!

Princess Maud of Wales, later Queen Maud of Norway. She was renowned for her excessively tiny waistline, a very desirable trait for formal Edwardian attire.

The Prince of Wales and family aboard the royal yacht, Osborne. The future King Edward VII is seated. Behind him stands his wife, the future Queen Alexandra and, over his shoulder, the future King George V. One of the girls will become queen of Norway but I can't remember which one.

The first Queen of Hearts

The Prince of Wales and family aboard the royal yacht, Osborne. The future King Edward VII is seated. Behind him stands his wife, the future Queen Alexandra and, over his shoulder, the future King George V. One of the girls will become queen of Norway

Bridesmaids Princess Victoria and Maud of Wales; sisters of Prince George, Duke of York [later George V] at his wedding to Princess May of Teck. Copyright V&A.

teatimeatwinterpalace: Princess Victoria and her sister Princess Maud (later Queen of Norway) as bridesmaids at the marriage of their brother Prince George, Duke of York, to Princess Mary of Teck, 1893

Diana, aged eight, realising an early dream to be a bridesmaid at the wedding of her cousin Elizabeth Wake-Walker in 1970 at St James’s, Piccadilly. Brother Charles was a pageboy

Diana's glorious unseen photo album

Diana, aged eight, realising an early dream to be a bridesmaid at the wedding of her cousin Elizabeth Wake-Walker in 1970 at St James’s, Piccadilly. Brother Charles was a pageboy

Worn by Queen Maud of Norway for her Coronation with King Haakon VII (Prince Carl of Denmark & Iceland born Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel) (1872-1957) - 1906.  Princess Maud (Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria “Harry”) (1869-1938) of Wales, UK. 5th child of Edward VII (1841-1910) & Alexander of Denmark (1844–1925).

The British Museum and the Victoria and Albert

Worn by Queen Maud of Norway for her Coronation - 1906 Princess Maud of Wales (Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria; 26 November 1869 – 20 November was Queen of Norway.

Maud, Princess Charles of Denmark (1869-1938), later Queen Maud of Norway | Royal Collection Trust

Maud, Princess Charles of Denmark, later Queen Maud of Norway circa 1896

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