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Post by Susan » Fri November 11th, 2011, 1:46 am

November 13 in royal history:

November 13,1093 - Death of Malcolm III, King of Scots at the Battle of Alnwick; buried at Dunfermline Abbey

November 13, 1143 – Death of Fulk V, Count of Anjou at Acre in the Holy Land; buried at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem

November 13, 1312 - Birth of Edward III at Windsor Castle

November 13, 1726 - Death of Sophia Dorothea of Celle, divorced wife of George I, after 32 years of imprisonment at Castle of Ahlden, Hanover, Germany; buried at Stadtkirche St. Marien, Celle, Germany

November 13, 1801 – Birth of Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, wife of Frederick William IV of Prussia, in Munich, Germany

November 13, 1810 – Death of Marie Josephine Louise of Savoy, wife of Louis XVIII of France, in exile at Hartwell House in Buckinghamshire, England; buried at the Cathedral of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

November 13, 1907 - Birth of Giovanna of Italy, wife of Boris III of Bulgaria, in Rome, Italy

November 13, 1929 – Death of Princess Victoria of Prussia, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at the Hospital of St. Francis in Bonn, Germany; buried at Schloss Friedrichshof, Kronberg im Taunus, Germany
Princess Victoria, known in the family as Moretta, was the daughter of Victoria, Princess Royal and Kaiser Frederick III of Germany. She married Prince Adolf zu Schaumburg-Lippe. After his death, she made a controversial marriage to Alexander Zoubkov.

November 13, 1989 - Death of Prince Franz Josef II of Liechtenstein; buried at the Princely Crypt, Vaduz Cathedral
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Post by Susan » Sun November 13th, 2011, 10:08 pm

November 14 in royal history:

November 14, 1060 – Death of Geoffrey II (the Hammer), Count of Anjou

November 14, 1501 - Wedding of Arthur, Prince of Wales, son of Henry VII, and Catherine of Aragon, daughter of King Ferdinand of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castile, at Old St. Paul’s Cathedral, London

November 14, 1650 - Birth of William III at Binnenhof Palace, The Hague, Netherlands

November 14, 1687 - Death of Nell Gwyn, mistress of Charles II, in London; buried at the Church of St Martin-in-the-Fields in London

November 14, 1734 - Death of Louise Renée de Penancoët de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth, mistress of Charles II

November 14, 1847 – Birth of Catherine Dolgorukova, morganatic second wife Tsar Alexander II of Russia

November 14, 1866 – Death of Miguel I of Portugal in exile in Karlsruhe, Germany; buried first in the Franciscan abbey in Klein Engelberg, Germany, since 1967 in the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

November 14, 1935 - Birth of King Hussein of Jordan

November 14, 1948 - Birth of Prince Charles, son of Queen Elizabeth II, at Buckingham Palace

November 14, 1956 – Death of Elisabeth of Romania, wife of George II of Greece, in Cannes, France; buried at Hedinger Church in Sigmaringen, Germany

November 14, 1973 - Wedding of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips at Westminster Abbey
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Post by Susan » Tue November 15th, 2011, 1:32 am

November 15 in royal history:

November 15, 1498 – Birth of Eleanor of Austria, wife of Manuel I of Portugal and second wife of Francis I of France

November 15, 1527 - Death of Catherine of York, daughter of Edward IV, at Tiverton Castle, Devon; buried at Tiverton Church, Devon

November 15, 1669 - Death of Henrietta, daughter of James II, at St. James Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey

November 15, 1853 – Death of Maria II of Portugal in childbirth at the Necessidades Palace, Lisbon; buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

November 15, 1895 - Birth of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, at Tsarskoe Selo

November 15, 1977 - Birth of Peter Phillips, son of Princess Anne, at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London

November 15, 2005 – Wedding of Princess Sayako of Japan and Kuroda Yoshiki
Princess Sayako lost her imperial status upon her marriage.
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Post by Susan » Wed November 16th, 2011, 12:07 am

November 16 in royal history:

November 16, 42 BC - Birth of Roman Emperor Tiberius

November 16, 1093 – Death of Saint Margaret of Scotland, wife of Malcolm III of Scotland
Margaret is the subject of Susan Fraser King's novel Queen Hereafter.

November 16, 1272 - Death of Henry III at the Palace of Westminster; buried at Westminster Abbey

November 16, 1797 – Death of Frederick William II, King of Prussia at Potsdam, Germany; buried at Berlin Cathedral

November 16, 1831 – Death of Augusta of Reuss-Ebersdorf, wife of Franz Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Augusta was the grandmother of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

November 16, 1878 – Death of Marie of Hesse and by Rhine, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Neues Palais, Darmstadt, Germany; buried at Mausoleum of Rosenhöhe, Hessen-Darmstadt
Princess May was the daughter of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom and Grand Duke Louis of Hesse and by Rhine. She died of diphtheria at age four. Her mother succumbed to the same disease a few of weeks later.
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Post by Susan » Thu November 17th, 2011, 12:48 am

November 17, 1534 - Parliament passes the Act of Supremacy making Henry VIII the Supreme Head of the Church of England

November 17, 1558 - Death of Mary I at St. James Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey

November 17, 1592 – Death of Johan III of Sweden at Stockholm Castle; buried at Uppsala Cathedral

November 17, 1755 – Birth of Louis XVIII of France and Navarre at the Palace of Versailles, France

November 17, 1796 - Death of Catherine the Great of Russia at St. Petersburg; buried at the Fortress of Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Petersburg

November 17, 1818 – Death of Charlotte of Mecklenberg-Strelitz, wife of George III, at Kew Palace, Surrey; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

November 17, 1893 – Death of Alexander of Battenberg, the first prince (knyaz) of modern Bulgaria, at Graz, Austria; buried at the Battenberg Mausoleum in Sofia, Bulgaria

November 17, 1905 – Birth of Astrid of Sweden, first wife of Leopold III of the Belgians

November 17, 1905 – Death of Grand Duke Adolpe of Luxembourg; buried at Schlosskirche (“Castle Church”) in Weilburg, Germany since 1953
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Post by Susan » Fri November 18th, 2011, 12:29 am

November 18 in royal history:

November 18, 1661 – Birth of Elisabeth Henriëtte of Hesse-Kassel, wife of Frederick I of Prussia

November 18, 1726 – Birth of Prince Franz Josef I of Liechtenstein

November 18, 1774 – Wilhelmine of Prussia, wife of William I of the Netherlands

November 18, 1851 - Death of Ernest Augustus I of Hanover, son of King George III, at Schloss Herrenhausen, Hanover, Germany; buried at the Chapel of Schloss Herrenhausen, Hanover
Ernest became king of Hanover upon the death of his brother William IV. Hanover had the Salic Law which forbids female succession. So while Victoria succeeded her uncle William on the British throne, she could not succeed to the Hanover throne. William's next brother, Ernest did. Prince Ernst of Hanover is the senior direct male line descendant of George III through his son.

November 18, 1905 - Prince Carl of Denmark elected King of Norway
Carl was the son of King Frederick VIII of Denmark and was the nephew of King George I of Greece, Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom and Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia. Carl married his first cousin, Princess Maud, daughter of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom.

November 18, 1940 - Birth of Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman

November 18, 1995 - Wedding of Prince Joachim of Denmark and Alexandra Manley
The couple divorced in April, 2005 and have since both remarried.
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Post by Susan » Fri November 18th, 2011, 11:36 pm

November 19 in royal history:

November 19, 1600 - Birth of Charles I at Dunfermline Palace, Fife, Scotland

November 19, 1962 - Birth of Prince Wenzel of Liechtenstein, son of Franz Josef II of Liechtenstein

November 19, 1977 - Birth of Lady Davina Windsor, daughter of Richard, the Duke of Gloucester; at St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London
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Post by Susan » Sun November 20th, 2011, 1:19 am

November 20 in royal history:

November 20, 996 – Death of Richard I, Duke of Normandy

November 20, 1737 – Death of Caroline of Ansbach, wife of George II, at St. James Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey

November 20, 1851 – Birth of Margherita of Savoy, wife of Umberto I of Italy, at Palazzo Chiablese in Turin, Italy

November 20, 1925 - Death of Alexandra of Denmark, wife of Edward VII, at Sandringham House, Norfolk; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

November 20, 1938 - Death of Maud of the United Kingdom, wife of King Haakon VII of Norway, at London; buried at the Royal Mausoleum in Akershus Fortress, Norway

November 20, 1947 - Wedding of Elizabeth II and Philip of Greece at Westminster Abbey

November 20, 1992 - Fire seriously damages Windsor Castle

November 20, 1995 - BBC Television broadcasts the Panorama interview with the Princess of Wales who admits being unfaithful to the Prince of Wales
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Post by Susan » Sun November 20th, 2011, 8:17 pm

November 21 in royal history:

November 21, 1682 - Wedding of George I and Sophia Dorothea of Celle at Celle Castle Chapel, Germany
The marriage occurred before George became king. George later divorced Sophia Dorothea and had her confined in a German castle for the rest of her life.

November 21, 1761 – Birth of Dorothea Jordan, mistress of William IV and mother of his ten children, near Waterford, Ireland

November 21, 1840 - Birth of Victoria, Princess Royal, Queen Victoria's eldest child, at Buckingham Palace

November 21, 1916 - Death of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria at Schönbrunn Palace; buried at the Imperial Crypt in Vienna
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Post by Susan » Tue November 22nd, 2011, 12:53 am

November 22 in royal history:

November 22, 1286 – Death of Eric V of Denmark in Finderup, near Viborg, Denmark, buried at Viborg Cathedral

November 22, 1515 – Birth of Marie of Guise, wife of James V of Scotland, at Bar-le-Duc, Lorraine, France

November 22, 1602 – Birth of Elisabeth of Bourbon, first wife of Philip IV of Spain, at the Palace of Fontainebleau, France

November 22, 1728 – Birth of Karl Friedrich, 1st Grand Duke of Baden

November 22, 1975 - Juan Carlos proclaimed king of Spain
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