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Norwegian Ruler SISTER OF GEORGE V

Australian Associated Press

LONDON, November 20.—   Queen Maud, of Norway, on whom an abdominal operation was performed last week, in

London, died to-day. She was the third daughter of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra of England, and was aged 69 years. King Haakon had arrived in London on Wednesday, the day of the operation, and was met by the Duke of Kent. An official bulletin set out that although the Queen had come through the operation well, anxiety would be felt for some days. To-day, after the Queen's death, a bulletin issued by the doctors set out: 'The Queen of Norway died suddenly, without warning, from heart failure." Only a nurse was present when the Queen died. The Queen had been visiting her English home near Sandringham since   October 7. She went to a West End hotel a fortnight ago, and illness de- veloped suddenly last Monday. There was no prospect of a crown for Princess Maud when she accepted the hand of her cousin, Prince Charles of Denmark and married him in 1896. Prince Charles was the second son of the reigning King Frederick of Den- mark, and he could offer his bride only a simple life on a small Danish estate as her mother had known as a girl. It was a love match. But in 1905 Norway made a peaceful separation from Sweden, and the Norwegians in- vited the Danish Prince to become   their King, under the name of Haakon, which had been borne by Norwegian kings a thousand years before. So Princess Maud became Queen Maud of Norway. Led Quiet Life Though a Queen, she was still able to live a quiet, domestic life, to which her tastes inclined her. There is   little of pomp or circumstance about the Norwegian Court. A palace in Oslo stands in a public park, and on the outskirts of the capital is an un- pretentious country house, half farm, which was the favourite residence 01 King Haakon and his wife. Queen Maud endeared herself to the   Norwegian people by her homely ways. Perhaps they sometimes evinced a little jealousy because of the holidays she spent in England. Her visits to the land of her birth were more fre- quent in the last years of the life of King George V, for she was deeply attached to her brother. Her son, and only child, the Crown Prince Olaf , also was taken to Eng- land often by his mother. He married in 1929 the Swedish Princess Marthe.