Queen Maud and her husband took up Norwary's national sport of skiing when they arrived in 1905 and continued it for many years after. Maud skied twice a day, weather permitting, during her winter visits to the royal residence in the hills above Oslo. By the 1920s, most female skiers were wearing trousers for skiing. In her mid-60s, Maud finally adopted this casual style of sportswear.
Photo 1921 The Norwegian Royal Family. King Haakon VII, Queen Maud, and Prince Olav. King Haakon was a member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg. Maud of Wales was the daughter of the future Edward VII of the United Kingdom and Princess Alexandra of Denmark. Prince Olav (Olav V) was the father of the current King Harald V.