Maud Carnegie, Countess of Southesk (née Lady Maud Duff; 3 April 1893 – 14 December 1945), titled Princess Maud from 1905 to 1923, was a granddaughter of the British king Edward VII. Maud and her elder sister, Alexandra , had the distinction of being the only female-line descendants of a British sovereign officially granted both the title of Princess and the style of Highness .
14/12/2020 · Today marks the 75th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Maud, Countess of Southesk, who died on this day in 1945! Born the second daughter of Princess Louise of Wales and the Duke of Fife in 1893, Lady Maud Duff was the younger sister of Princess Alexandra, the 2nd Duchess of Fife, a female-line granddaughter of King Edward VII and Queen ...
23/05/2018 · Maud Alexandra Victoria Georgina Bertha Carnegie (Duff), Countess of Southesk: Also Known As: ...
- April 03, 1893
On December 14, 1945, Maud, aged 52, died of bronchitis at a nursing home in London, England. She was buried at the home of the Carnegie family, the Earls of Southesk, Kinnaird Castle in Brechin, Angus, Scotland. Her husband survived her, remarried, and died in 1992 at the age of 98.
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Maud was born at East Sheen Lodge, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey on 3 April 1893. Her father was Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife (1840–1912). He was raised from Earl to Duke of Fife following marriage to Maud's mother, Princess Louise of Wales, the eldest daughter of the future King Edward VII. Maud and her sister were unique in sharing descent from both William IV (through his mistress, Dorothy Jordan), and William IV's niece, Queen Victoria, who succeeded him because he left no legitimate issue.
In 1900, Queen Victoria granted Maud's father a second dukedom of Fife in the peerage of the United Kingdom with a special remainder providing for the succession of the duke's daughters and their male-line descendants to the title, in default of a male heir. Maud became second in line to the dukedom, after her elder sister Alexandra, and her descendants would eventually succeed to the peerage. As a female line great-granddaughter of a British monarch (Queen Victoria), Maud was not entitled to the title of a Princess of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland nor to the attribute Royal Highness. Instead she was styled Lady Maud Duff, as the daughter of a duke. She was sixth in the line of succession to the British throneat the time of her birth. On 5 November 1905, King Edward VII gave Maud's mother the title of Princess Royal. He further ordered Garter King of Arms to gazette Maud and her sister with the style and attribute of Highness and the style of Princess prefixed to t...
On 13 November 1923, Maud married Charles, Lord Carnegie (23 September 1893 – 16 February 1992) at the Royal Military Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London. Lord Carnegie was the eldest son of Charles Noel Carnegie, 10th Earl of Southesk and inherited the title of Earl of Southeskon his father's death on 10 November 1941. On marriage, she became known as Lady Maud Carnegie (in accordance with the custom that peers' daughters who marry non-peers of lower rank - as was the case of a duke's daughter married to the eldest son of an earl- retain their own precedence and style), and later, on the succession of her husband to the peerage, as Countess of Southesk. Maud and her husband operated a model farm from Elsick House, in Kincardineshire, Scotland. They had one child, James(23 September 1929- 22 June 2015).
Princess Maud consistently appeared at the Court of St. James's among the Royal Family, although she did not undertake official or public duties. During George VI's absence in Africa in 1943, Maud served as a Counsellor of State. At the time of her death in 1945, she was thirteenth in line to the British throne and heiress presumptive to the dukedom of Fife, since her sister's only son Alastair Windsor, 2nd Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, had died in 1943. Maud's only son James, Lord Carnegie, succeeded his aunt as 3rd Duke of Fife in 1959.He succeeded to his father's titles in 1992. Maud died in a London nursing home in December 1945 after a bout of acute bronchitis.3 April 1893 – 5 November 1905: The LadyMaud Duff5 November 1905 – 12 November 1923: Her HighnessPrincess Maud12 November 1923 – 10 November 1941: The Lady Maud Carnegie (de jure Her HighnessPrincess Maud)10 November 1941 – 14 December 1945: The Countess of Southesk (de jure Her HighnessPrincess Maud, Countess of Southesk)
02/11/2018 · Maud, Countess of Southesk (1893-1945) November 2, 2018 · In: Family. Maud Alexandra Victoria Georgina Bertha was born at East Sheen Lodge, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey, on 3 April 1893 and was the youngest daughter of Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife, and Louise, Princess Royal. Maud’s father was created Duke of Fife upon his marriage to Princess ...