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Post by Susan » Wed November 2nd, 2011, 11:25 pm

November 3 in royal history:

November 3, 1717 - Birth of Prince George William, son of George II, at St. James Palace
Little Prince George died in February, 1718

November 3, 1852 - Birth of Emperor Meiji of Japan in Kyoto, Japan

November 3, 1901 – Birth of Leopold III of the Belgians

November 3, 1961 - Birth of David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley, son of Princess Margaret, at Clarence House
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Post by Susan » Thu November 3rd, 2011, 10:54 pm

November 4 in royal history:

November 4, 1393 - Wedding of Edmund of Langley, Duke of York and Joan Holland

November 4, 1470 - Birth of Edward V in sanctuary at Westminster Abbey

November 4, 1631 - Birth of Mary, Princess Royal, daughter of Charles I, at St. James Palace, London
Mary married Prince William II of Orange and was the mother of Prince William III of Orange. William III of Orange married his first cousin Mary, daughter of James II. They jointly succeeded to the British throne as William III and Mary II after the overthrow of James II.

November 4, 1677 - Wedding of William III and Mary II at St. James Palace, London

November 4, 1970 – Death of former King Peter II of Yugoslavia in Denver, Colorado; buried at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery, Libertyville, Illinois
Peter is the only European monarch buried on American soil. In March, 2007, his son Crown Prince Alexander announced that he planned to return his father's remains to Yugoslavia and re-inter him at the Mausoleum of the Serbian Royal Family.
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Post by Susan » Fri November 4th, 2011, 9:55 pm

November 5 in royal history:

November 5, 1605 – The Gunpowder Plot, conceived by Guy Fawkes and 10 accomplices, to kill King James I and all members of Parliament is scheduled by planting gunpowder under Parliament. The conspirators were tried, convicted and beheaded.

November 5, 1726 - Death of Lady Mary Tudor, illegitimate daughter of Charles II by Mary 'Moll' Davis, in Paris, France

November 5, 1828 – Death of Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg, second wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia, at Pavlovsk Palace; buried at Peter and Paul Cathedral, Saint Petersburg

November 5, 1864 – Birth of Hilda of Luxembourg, wife of Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden
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Post by Susan » Sun November 6th, 2011, 12:09 am

November 6 in royal history:

November 6, 1429 - Coronation of Henry VI
Henry became king when he was 8 months old. He was crowned one month before his eighth birthday. Henry’s wife Margaret of Anjou was crowned on May 30, 1445.

November 6, 1479 – Birth of Juana I of Castile in Toledo, the capital of the Kingdom of Castile

November 6, 1550 – Birth of Karin Månsdotter, wife of Eric XIV of Sweden, in Stockholm

November 6, 1612 - Death of Henry, Prince of Wales, son of James I, at St. James Palace, London; buried at Westminster Abbey
Henry died of typhoid at age 18. His brother Charles (later Charles I) became heir to the throne. Henry’s death was considered a national tragedy.

November 6, 1632 – Death of Gustavus II Adolphus of Sweden at the Battle of Lützen; buried at Riddarholmen Church in Stockholm

November 6, 1650 – Death of William II, Prince of Orange of smallpox
William was the father of William III of England who was born a week after his father's death. William III's mother and his wife Mary II of England also died of smallpox.

November 6, 1656 – Death of João IV of Portugal at Ribeira Palace, Lisbon; buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

November 6, 1661 – Birth of Carlos II of Spain at Royal Alcazar in Madrid, Spain

November 6, 1754 – Birth of Frederick I of Württemberg

November 6, 1816 – Death of Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

November 6, 1817 - Death of Princess Charlotte of Wales, only child of the Prince of Wales (later George IV), in childbirth after delivering a stillborn son, at Claremont House, Esher, Surrey; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

November 6, 1836 – Death of former Charles X of France and Navarre at the palace of Count Michael Coronini von Cronberg in Gorizia, in present-day Italy; buried at the Church of Saint Mary of the Annunciation on Kostanjevica Hill in present-day Nova Gorica, Slovenia

November 6, 1935 - Wedding of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, and Lady Alice Montagu-Douglas-Scott at the Private Chapel, Buckingham Palace
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Post by Susan » Sun November 6th, 2011, 10:25 pm

November 7 in royal history:

November 7, 2000 – Death of Ingrid of Sweden, wife of Frederik IX of Denmark and mother of the current monarch Margrethe II, at Fredensborg Castle; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

Ingrid is buried outside of Roskilde Cathedral with her husband, who wanted to be buried within sight of the sea; photos from my August, 2011 visit to Roskilde Cathedral
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Post by Susan » Mon November 7th, 2011, 11:35 pm

November 8 in royal history:

November 8, 1226 – Death of Louis VIII of France at Château Montpensier, France; buried at St. Denis Basilica

November 8, 1622 - Birth of Carl X Gustav of Sweden at Nyköping Castle, Sweden

November 8, 1715 – Birth of Elizabeth Christine of Brunswick-Bevern, wife of Frederick II of Prussia (the Great), at Schloss Bevern, Wolfenbüttel

November 8, 1768 - Birth of Princess Augusta Sophia, daughter of George III, at Buckingham Palace

November 8, 1777 – Birth of Désirée Clary, wife of Charles XIV of Sweden, in Marseilles, France

November 8, 1876 – Death of Maria Vittoria del Pozzo della Cisterna, wife of Amadeo I of Spain, at Sanremo, Italy; buried at the Basilica of Superga, Turin, Italy

November 8, 1933 - Assassination of King Nadir Shah of Afghanistan at Kabul, Afghanistan

November 8, 2003 - Birth of Lady Louise Windsor, daughter of Prince Edward, at Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey
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Post by Susan » Wed November 9th, 2011, 1:14 am

November 9 in royal history:

November 9, 1384 – Birth of Isabella of Valois, second wife of Richard II, at Hotel du Louvre, Paris, France

November 9, 1841 - Birth of Edward VII at Buckingham Palace

November 9, 1866 - Wedding of Tsar Alexander III of Russia and Princess Dagmar of Denmark, daughter of King Christian IX, at the Imperial Chapel of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg

November 9, 1918 - Abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany

November 9, 1953 - Death of Abdul Aziz ibn Sa'ud, first king of Saudi Arabia at Ta’if, Saudi Arabia; buried at Al Od Cemetery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Post by Susan » Thu November 10th, 2011, 1:18 am

November 10 in royal history:

November 10, 1480 - Birth of Bridget of York, daughter of Edward IV, at Eltham Palace, Kent
Bridget became a nun. She was the youngest sister of the Princes in the Tower and Elizabeth of York.

November 10, 1495 – Death of Dorothea of Brandenburg, wife of two Danish kings, Christopher of Bavaria and Christian I; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

November 10, 1683 - Birth of George II at Schloss Herrenhausen, Hanover, Germany

November 10, 1848 – Death of Christian VIII of Denmark at Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

November 10, 1849 - Birth of Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife, husband of Princess Louise, Princess Royal, at Edinburgh, Scotland
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Post by Susan » Fri November 11th, 2011, 1:26 am

November 11 in royal history:

November 11, 1100 - Wedding of Henry I and (Edith) Matilda of Scotland at Westminster Abbey

November 11, 1599 – Birth of Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg, wife of Gustav II Adolf of Sweden

November 11, 1748 – Birth of Charles IV of Spain at the Palace of Portici in Portici, Italy

November 11, 1861 – Death of Pedro V of Portugal at Lisbon; buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

November 11, 1869 - Birth of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy in Naples, Kingdom of Italy

November 11, 1882 - Birth of Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden at the Royal Palace in Stockholm

November 11, 1917 – Death of Liliuokalani of Hawaii, last monarch of Hawaii, in Honolulu; buried at Mauna Ala Royal Mausoleum

November 11, 1953 – Death of Irene of Hesse and by Rhine, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Herrenhaus Hemmelmark, Eckernförde, Germany
Princess Irene was the daughter of Princess Alice and Grand Duke Louis of Hesse and by Rhine. She married her first cousin Prince Henry of Prussia. Irene was a hemophilia carrier and transmitted the disease to two of her sons.

November 11, 1955 - Birth of Jigme Singye Wangchuk of Bhutan at Dechenchholing Palace in Thimphu, Bhutan
King Jigme Singye Wangchuk abdicated in 2008 in favor of his son Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.

November 11, 1981 - Birth of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg, son of Grand Duke Henri
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Post by Susan » Fri November 11th, 2011, 1:34 am

November 12 in royal history:

November 12, 1035 - Death of King Canute of England, Denmark and Norway at Shaftesbury, Dorset, England; buried at Winchester Cathedral

November 12, 1094 – Death of Duncan II of Scotland; buried at Dunfermline Abbey, Fife, Scotland

November 12, 1858 – Death of Prince Alois II of Liechtenstein; buried at the Liechtenstein Crypt in Vranov nearby Brno, Czech Republic

November 12, 1918 - Abdication of Emperor Karl I of Austria

November 12, 1929 - Birth of Grace Patricia Kelly, wife of Prince Rainier of Monaco, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

November 12, 1996 - Birth of Alexander Ogilvy, son of James Ogilvy and grandson of Princess Alexandra of Kent
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