King Haakon VII’s Silver Jubilee, 1930

King Christian X and Queen Alexandrine of Denmark and Prince George, Duke of Kent were among the Royal Relatives in attendance as King Haakon VII of Norway celebrated his Silver Jubilee on this day in 1930, marking the 25th Anniversary of his Succession to the independent Norwegian Throne.  King Haakon and Queen Maud (wearing the Maltese Circlet Tiara) were joined by his brother and sister-in-law, King Christian and Queen Alexandrine (in her Fringe Tiara and Diamond Sautoir), and a variety of other guests not pictured, for a Gala Performance at the National Theatre in Oslo.

Another event was a Gala Dinner at the Akershus Fortress, at which King Haakon and Queen Maud (wearing the Vifte Tiara) were joined by Crown Prince Olav, Crown Princess Märtha (in Queen Sophia’s Diamond Bracelet Bandeau), and Prince George, Duke of Kent.

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Prince Charles of Denmark, who was married to Princess Maud of Wales, was elected the King of Norway in 1905, taking the regnal name of King Haakon VII, and was crowned the following year at Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, reigning until his death in 1957.



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