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Post by Susan » Wed December 21st, 2011, 11:28 pm

December 22 in royal history:

December 22, 1748 – Death of Prince Johann Nepomuk Karl of Liechtenstein; buried at Liechtenstein Crypt in Vranov nearby Brno, Czech Republic

December 22, 1925 – Death of Marie Alice Heine, second wife of Prince Albert I of Monaco, in Paris; buried at Père-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris
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Post by Susan » Fri December 23rd, 2011, 12:40 am

December 23, 1230 - Death of Berengaria of Navarre, wife of Richard I, at L'Epau Abbey, Le Mans, Anjou, France; buried at Le Mans Cathedral, Le Mans, Anjou

December 23, 1777 - Birth of Tsar Alexander I of Russia in Saint Petersburg

December 23, 1910 - Birth of Maria de las Mercedes of the Two Sicilies, mother of Juan Carlos I of Spain, in Madrid, Spain

December 23, 1933 - Birth of Emperor Akihito of Japan in Tokyo, Japan

December 23, 1943 - Birth of Silvia Renate Sommerlath, wife of Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, in Heidelberg, Germany

December 23, 1975 – Birth of Prince Ali of Jordan, son of King Hussein and his third wife Queen Alia, in Amman, Jordan
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Post by Susan » Sat December 24th, 2011, 2:20 am

December 24, 1167 - Birth of King John at Beaumont Palace, Oxford, England

December 24, 1588 – Birth of Constance of Austria, second wife of Sigismund III Vasa of Poland and Sweden, in Graz, Austria

December 24, 1598 - Birth of Margaret, daughter of James I, at Dalkeith Palace, Scotland
Margaret was the second daughter and third child of King James VI of Scotland (later James I of England) and Anne of Denmark. She died at Linlithgow Castle in Scotland when she a little over a year old and was buried at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh.

December 24, 1634 – Birth of Mariana of Austria, second wife of her maternal uncle Philip IV of Spain, in Wiener Neustadt, Austria

December 24, 1660 - Death of Mary, Princess Royal, daughter of Charles I, wife of William II of Orange, mother of King William III, at Whitehall Palace, London; buried at Westminster Abbey
Mary was the eldest daughter and third child of Charles I and Henrietta Maria of France. She was the first princess to use the style Princess Royal. It is thought that her mother suggested the style in imitation of the style of the eldest daughters of French kings, Madame Royale. Mary married William II of Orange. While Mary was pregnant with her first child, William became ill with smallpox and died. Mary's son William was born on her 19th birthday and grew up to marry his first cousin Mary. William and Mary later reigned in Great Britain as King William III and Queen Mary II. Mary, the Princess Royal died at Whitehall Palace of smallpox and was buried in the Henry VII Chapel at Westminster Abbey. William III also lost his wife Mary II to smallpox.

December 24, 1837 – Birth of Elisabeth of Bavaria, wife of Franz Josef I of Austria, in Munich, Bavaria

December 24, 1845 – Birth of George I of Greece, born Prince William of Denmark, at the Yellow Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark

December 24, 1879 – Birth of Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, wife of Christian X of Denmark, in Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin
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Post by Susan » Sat December 24th, 2011, 8:23 pm

December 25 in royal history:

December 25, 800 - Coronation of Charlemagne as Imperator Augustus by Pope Leo III in Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome

December 25, 1066 - Coronation of William the Conqueror
William’s wife Matilda of Flanders was crowned on May 11, 1068 at Winchester Cathedral.

December 25, 1153 - Treaty of Westminster signed allowing Stephen to keep the crown of England under the condition that Henry of Anjou, son of Stephen's cousin Empress Maud, becomes his heir.

December 25, 1461 – Birth of Christina of Saxony, wife of King Hans of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, in Torgau, Saxony, Germany

December 25, 1584 – Birth of Margaret of Austria, wife of Philip III of Spain, in Graz, Austria

December 25, 1901 - Birth of Lady Alice Montagu-Douglas-Scott, wife of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, at Montagu House, London

December 25, 1926 - Death of Emperor Taisho of Japan at the Imperial Palace at Hayama, in Kanagawa Prefecture in Honshu; buried at the Musashino Imperial Mausoleum near Tokyo

December 25, 1936 - Birth of Princess Alexandra of Kent at 3 Belgrave Square, London, England

December 25, 1948 - Birth of Alia Baha ad-Din Touqan, third wife of King Hussein of Jordan, in Cairo, Egypt
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Post by Susan » Sun December 25th, 2011, 8:48 pm

December 26 in royal history:

December 26, 1135 - Coronation of King Stephen
Stephen’s wife Matilda of Boulogne was crowned on March 22, 1136.

December 26, 1251 - Wedding of Margaret, daughter of Henry III, and Alexander III of Scotland at York Minster

December 26, 1771 – Birth of Julie Clary, wife of King Joseph Bonaparte of Naples and Sicily, Spain and the Indies, in Marseille, France

December 26, 1777 - Birth of Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine, in Darmstadt

December 26, 1818 – Death of Maria Isabel of Portugal, second wife of Ferdinand VII of Spain; buried at the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real

December 26, 1911 - Birth of Kikuko Tokugawa, wife of Prince Takamatsu of Japan, in Tokyo, Japan

December 26, 1996 - Birth of Cassius Taylor, son of Lady Helen Windsor

December 26, 2004 – Death of Sir Angus Ogilvy, husband of Princess Alexandra of Kent, at Kingston Hospital, London; buried at Frogmore, Windsor
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Post by Susan » Mon December 26th, 2011, 8:47 pm

December 27 in royal history:

December 27, 1683 – Death of Maria Francisca of Savoy, wife of Afonso VI of Portugal and Pedro II of Portugal, in Lisbon; first buried at the Convent of the Francesinhas, moved in 1912 to the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora
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Post by Susan » Wed December 28th, 2011, 1:38 am

December 28 in royal history:

December 28, 1522 – Birth of Margaret of Austria, Regent of the Netherlands, in Oudenaarde, West Flanders

December 28, 1635 – Birth of Princess Elizabeth, daughter of Charles I, at St. James's Palace, London

December 28, 1665 - Birth of George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, illegitimate son of Charles II by Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland (aka Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine)

December 28, 1694 - Death of Queen Mary II at Kensington Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey
Queen Mary II died of smallpox. She had jointly reigned with her husband (and first cousin) King William III. Sadly, William’s father died of smallpox 8 days before his birth and his mother died of smallpox when he was just 10. William continued his reign until his death in 1702 when he was succeeded by Mary's younger sister Anne.

December 28, 1757 - Death of Princess Caroline, daughter of George II, at St. James Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey

December 28, 1920 – Birth of Princess Antoinette of Monaco, sister of Prince Rainier III, in Paris, France

December 28, 1945 - Birth of King Birendra of Nepal in Kathmandu, Nepal
King Birendra was killed during the shooting of the Nepalese Royal Family in June, 2001.

December 28, 1947 - Death of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, in exile at Alexandria, Egypt; buried in the Cathedral of St. Catherine, Alexandria

December 28, 1952 – Death of Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, wife of Christian X of Denmark, in Copenhagen; buried at Roskilde Cathedral
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Post by Susan » Thu December 29th, 2011, 2:19 am

December 29 in royal history:

December 29, 1170 - Murder of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, in Canterbury Cathedral

Site of the murder - From my visit to Canterbury Cathedral in March, 2008
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December 29, 1709 - Birth of Empress Elizabeth of Russia, daughter of Peter the Great and Catherine I, at Kolomenskoye near Moscow

December 29, 1721 – Birth of Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Madame de Pompadour, mistress of Louis XV of France, in Paris, France

December 29, 1731 - Death of Princess Louise-Hippolyte of Monaco at the Prince's Palace, Monaco
Louise-Hippolyte was the Sovereign Princess of Monaco until her death from smallpox.

December 29, 1843 – Birth of Elisabeth of Wied, wife of Carol I of Romania, at Schloss Monrepos, Neuwied

December 29, 1916 - Murder of Grigori Efimovich Rasputin in Saint Petersburg
Tsar Nicholas II's first cousin Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich and his niece's husband Prince Felix Yusopov were among the conspirators.

December 29, 1950 - Birth of Prince Takamado of Japan in Tokyo, Japan

December 29, 1983 – Wedding of Princess Caroline of Monaco (2nd marriage) and Stefano Casiraghi

December 29, 1994 - Birth of Princess Kako of Japan, daughter of Prince Akishino, in Tokyo, Japan

December 29, 2010 - Birth of Savannah Phillips, daughter of Peter Phillips, granddaughter of Princess Anne, and first great grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II, at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
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Post by Susan » Thu December 29th, 2011, 9:46 pm

December 30 in royal history:

December 30, 39 AD - Birth of Titus, Roman emperor

December 30, 1460 - Death of Richard, Duke of York at the Battle of Wakefield; buried at Collegiate Church of Fotheringhay, Northhamptonshire
Richard, Duke of York was the father of Edward IV and Richard III. His son Edmund, Duke of Rutland was also killed during the battle.

December 30, 1913 – Death of Sofia of Nassau, wife of Oscar II of Sweden and Norway, at Stockholm Palace; buried at Riddarholmen Church

December 30, 1947 – Abdication of King Michael of Romania
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Post by Susan » Sat December 31st, 2011, 1:12 am

December 31 in royal history:

December 31, 192 - Death of Roman Emperor Commodus in Roma

December 31, 1720 - Birth of Charles Edward Stuart, known as Bonnie Prince Charlie and as the Young Pretender, at Palazzo Muti, Rome
Charles was the grandson of James II who was overthrown in 1688 during the Glorious Revolution.

December 31, 1885 – Birth of Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein, wife of Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in Grünholz, Schleswig-Holstein

December 31, 1970 – Birth of Carlos Morales Quintana, husband of Princess Alexia of Greece, in Lanzarote, Spain
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