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Post by Susan » Sat February 18th, 2012, 10:09 pm

February 19 in royal history:

February 19, 1594 - Birth of Henry, Prince of Wales, son of James I, at Stirling Castle, Scotland
Henry predeceased his father, so his brother, the future Charles I, became heir.

February 19, 1670 – Death of Frederik III of Denmark and Norway in Copenhagen; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

February 19, 1817 - Birth of Willem III of the Netherlands in Brussels

February 19, 1960 - Birth of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, at Buckingham Palace
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Post by Susan » Sun February 19th, 2012, 11:57 pm

February 20 in royal history:

February 20, 1513 – Death of King Hans of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden at Aalborghus Castle, Denmark; buried first at the Franciscan Church in Odense, Denmark, later his remains were translated to St. Canute's Cathedral in Odense

February 20, 1547 - Coronation of Edward VI
Edward became king when he was 9 years old. He was crowned a month later.

February 20, 1685 – Death of Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, wife of Frederick III of Denmark, in Copenhagen; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

February 20, 1867 - Birth of Louise, Princess Royal, daughter of Edward VII, at Marlborough House, London
Full name: Louise Victoria Alexandra Dagmar
Louise was the eldest daughter of King Edward VII and was created Princess Royal during her father's reign, in 1905. Louise married the Duke of Fife and they had two daughters, Alexandra and Maud. Alexandra and Maud were styled Lady Alexandra Duff and Lady Maud Duff. However, when their mother was created Princess Royal, they were granted the title of Princess with the style of "Highness" and received precedence immediately after all members of the royal family bearing the style of "Royal Highness." This act was unprecedented and when the College of Arms told Edward VII it could not be done, the king simply said, "Do it!" Louise's brother, the future George V, was also greatly disturbed by this act.
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Post by Susan » Tue February 21st, 2012, 12:48 am

February 21 in royal history:

February 21, 1437 - Assassination of James I of Scotland at the Monastery of the Friars Preachers, Perth, Scotland; buried at the Carthusian Monastery, Perth

February 21, 1499 - Birth of Edmund, Duke of Somerset, son of Henry VII, at Greenwich Palace, London
Prince Edmund died in June, 1500.

February 21, 1584 - Wedding of Johan III of Sweden (2nd marriage) and Gunilla Bielke

February 21, 1728 - Birth of Tsar Peter III of Russia in Kiel, in the duchy of Holstein-Gottorp
Born: Karl Peter Ulrich of Holstein-Gottorp, grandson of Peter the Great via his eldest daughter Anna Petrovna
Peter married Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst (the future Catherine the Great) and succeeded to the Russian throne upon the death of his aunt Empress Elizabeth. He reigned for six months when he was overthrown by his wife and subsequently killed. If his son Paul was not his son, but rather the son of Catherine's lover Sergei Saltykov, Peter may have been the last true Romanov to sit upon the throne.

February 21, 1816 - Wedding of Willem II of the Netherlands and Anna Pavlovna of Russia

February 21, 1937 - Birth of Harald V of Norway at the Crown Prince Residence at Skaugum, Asker, near Oslo

February 21, 1980 – Birth of Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Dragon King of Bhutan, at Dechencholing Palace

February 21, 1986 - Birth of Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este, son of Princess Astrid of Belgium, at the University Clinic St. Luc, Woluwe-St-Lambert, Belgium
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Post by Susan » Wed February 22nd, 2012, 12:13 am

February 22 in royal history:

February 22, 1371 – Death of David II of Scotland at Dundonald Castle; buried at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh

February 22, 1403- Birth of Charles VII of France in Paris

February 22, 1933 - Birth of Katharine Worsley, wife of the Duke of Kent, at Hovingham Hall, Yorkshire

February 22, 1957 - Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Elizabeth II, is granted the title Prince of the United Kingdom
Upon his marriage, Philip was created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich with the style of His Royal Highness and appointed a Knight of the Garter by King George VI. However, he was not created a Prince of the United Kingdom for 10 more years.
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Post by Susan » Wed February 22nd, 2012, 11:59 pm

February 23 in royal history:

February 23, 1447 - Death of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, son of Henry IV, at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk; buried at St. Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire

February 23, 1511 - Death of Henry, Duke of Cornwall, son of Henry VIII, at Richmond Palace, Surrey; buried at Westminster Abbey
This little Prince was the New Year's baby (born January 1, 1511) who brought so much joy and hope to his parents, Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon. Think of how different England would have been if this little Prince had lived and succeeded his father!

February 23, 1779 - Birth of Prince Octavius, son of George III, at Buckingham Palace
Prince Octavius was the eighth son and thirteenth child of George III and Charlotte of Mecklenberg-Strelitz. He grew to be a beautiful child and was his father's favorite. Octavius died at age four of complications following his smallpox vaccination. He was originally buried in Henry VII's Chapel at Westminster Abbey but was later moved to the new Royal Tomb House at St. George's Chapel, Windsor. After Octavius died, George III said, "There will be no heaven for me if Octavius is not there."

February 23, 1918 – Death of Adolf Friedrich VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz at Neustrelitz
Adolf Friedrich committed suicide.

February 23, 1960 - Death of Alexander, Marquess of Carisbrooke, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Kensington Palace; cremated and ashes buried at St. Mildred’s Church, Whippingham, Isle of Wight
Alexander was the son of Princess Beatrice, daughter of Queen Victoria, and Prince Henry of Battenberg. He married Lady Irene Denison, daughter of the 3rd Earl of Londesbrough. During World War I, his surname was changed to Mountbatten and he was created 1st Marquess of Carisbrooke. He was cremated and his ashes were buried at St. Mildred’s Church, Whippingham, Isle of Wight, where his parents were married and are buried.

February 23, 1960 - Birth of Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan at Togu Palace, Tokyo, Japan
February 23, 1990 - Naruhito formally invested as Crown Prince of Japan

February 23, 1969 – Death of King Saud of Saudi Arabia in exile at Athens, Greece; buried at the Alaoud Cemetery in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Post by Susan » Fri February 24th, 2012, 12:44 am

February 24 in royal history:

February 24, 616 – Death of King Ethelbert of Kent

February 24, 1500 - Birth of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (Charles I of Spain) in Ghent, Flanders
Charles was the son of Juana of Castile and Philip the Handsome.

February 24, 1767 - Birth of Buddha Loetla Nabhalai, Rama II of Siam, in Amphawa, Samut Songkhram Province, Kingdom of Ayutthaya

February 24, 1774 – Birth of Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, son of George III at Buckingham Palace

February 24, 1777 – Birth of José I of Portugal at Ribeira Palace, Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal

February 24, 1981 – Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer's engagement announced

February 24, 2002 - Birth of Arrietta Morales y de Grecia, first child of Princess Alexia of Greece and Carlos Morales Quintana
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Post by Susan » Sat February 25th, 2012, 2:05 am

February 25 in royal history:

February 25, 1246 – Death of Dafydd ap Llywelyn, Prince of Wales, Prince of Gwynedd, Prince of Southern Powys at Garth Celyn; buried at Aberconwy Abbey

February 25, 1308 - Coronation of Edward II
Edward’s wife Isabella of France was crowned with him.

February 25, 1558 – Death of Eleanor of Austria, third wife of Manuel I of Portugal and second wife of Francis I of France; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial
Eleanor was the daughter of Juana of Castile and Philip the Handsome.

February 25, 1570 - Elizabeth I excommunicated by Pope Pius V

February 25, 1601 – Execution of Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex and favorite of Elizabeth I, in the Tower of London for high treason

February 25, 1661/2 - Birth of Lady Anne FitzRoy, acknowledged by Charles II as his child by Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland (aka Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine), at Westminster

February 25, 1713 – Death of Frederick I, King in Prussia in Berlin; buried at Berlin Cathedral

February 25, 1805 – Death of Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, second wife of Frederick William II of Prussia, in Berlin; buried at the Berlin Protestant Cathedral

February 25, 1848 – Birth of William II of Württemberg in Stuttgart

February 25, 1883 - Birth of Princess Alice of Albany, the last surviving grandchild of Queen Victoria, at Windsor Castle
Princess Alice was the daughter of Prince Leopold, the youngest son of Queen Victoria, and Princess Helen of Waldeck-Pyrmont. She married the brother of Queen Mary, Prince Alexander of Teck, whose style changed to the Earl of Athlone during World War I. Alice was a hemophilia carrier and transmitted the disease to her son Rupert.

February 25, 1885 – Birth of Princess Alice of Battenberg, mother of Prince Philip, wife of Prince Andrew of Greece, at Windsor Castle

February 25, 1912 – Death of Grand Duke Guillaume IV of Luxembourg at Berg Castle, Luxembourg; buried at buried at the Notre-Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg City
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Post by Susan » Sat February 25th, 2012, 7:41 pm

February 26 in royal history:

February 26, 1275 - Death of Margaret, daughter of Henry III, wife of King Alexander III of Scotland, at Cupar Castle, Fife, Scotland; buried at Dunfermline Abbey, Fife, Scotland
Margaret was the eldest daughter and second child of Henry III and Eleanor of Provence. She was only 11 years old when she married Alexander, who was 11 months younger than her. Margaret's first child, a daughter also named Margaret, was born 10 years later. Margaret then had two sons, Alexander and David, but both predeceased their father.

February 26, 1416 - Birth of Christopher of Bavaria, King of Denmark, Sweden and Norway, at Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz

February 26, 1577 - Death of Eric XIV of Sweden at Örbyhus Castle; buried at Västerås Cathedral

February 26, 1815 - Napoleon escapes from the island of Elba
Napoleon was exiled to the island of Elba. Upon his escape in 1815, he rallied troops and declared himself emperor once again. However, the British and Prussians defeated him once and for all at the Battle of Waterloo.

February 26, 1861 – Birth of Ferdinand I, Tsar of Bulgaria, in Vienna

February 26, 1869 – Birth of Prince Albert of Schleswig-Holstein, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Frogmore House, Windsor
Prince Albert was the son of Princess Helena, daughter of Queen Victoria, and Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein. He never married but succeeded his childless first cousin, Ernst Günther, as titular Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenberg. Shortly before his death, he recognized an illegitimate daughter, Valerie Marie.

February 26, 1909 – Birth of King Talal of Jordan in Mecca

February 26, 1954 - Birth of Prince Ernst Augustus of Hanover in Hanover, Germany
Ernst is the senior direct male to male descendant of King George III. He is descended from George III's son, Ernest, Duke of Cumberland, who became King of Hanover (due to the Salic Law) following the death of King William IV.

February 26, 1959 - Death of Alexandra, Duchess of Fife, daughter of Alexander Duff, Duke of Fife and Princess Louise, Princess Royal, daughter of Edward VII, at Avenue Road, London; buried at Mar Lodge Chapel, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

February 26, 2000 – Death of Giovanna of Savoy, wife of Boris III of Bulgaria, in Estoril, Portugal; buried at the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi in Assisi, Italy
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Post by Susan » Sun February 26th, 2012, 9:29 pm

February 27 in royal history:

February 27, 1666 – Death of Luisa de Guzmán, wife of João IV of Portugal, in Lisbon; buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon
Luisa was the mother of Catherine of Braganza,the wife of Charles II of England.

February 27, 1919 - Wedding of Princess Patricia of Connaught, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and The Honorable Alexander Ramsay, third son of the Earl of Dalhousie, at Westminster Abbey
This was the first royal wedding at Westminster Abbey since January 20, 1382 when Richard II married Anne of Bohemia, daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. There have only been nine additional royal weddings at Westminster Abbey since then. Princess Patricia was the daughter of Queen Victoria’s son Arthur, Duke of Connaught.
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Post by Susan » Tue February 28th, 2012, 1:10 am

February 28 in royal history:

February 28, 1155 - Birth of Henry the Young King, son of Henry II, at Bermondsey Palace, Surrey

February 28, 1648 – Death of Christian IV of Denmark and Norway at Rosenborg Castle; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

February 28, 1922 - Wedding of Mary, Princess Royal, daughter of George V, and Henry, Viscount Lascelles (later 6th Earl of Harewood) at Westminster Abbey

February 28, 1941 - Death of Alfonso XIII of Spain in exile in Rome; buried first at the Church of Santa Maria di Monserrato in Rome; reburied in 1980 at the Monastery of San Lorenzo de el Escorial
Alfonso married Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (Ena), the daughter of Princess Beatrice (Queen Victoria's youngest child). Alfonso and Ena are the grandparents of the current king of Spain, Juan Carlos.

February 28, 1991 - Death of Prince Wenzel of Liechtenstein

February 28, 2007 - Birth of Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco, daughter of Mohammed VI of Morocco, at the Royal Palace, Rabat, Morocco
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