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Post by Susan » Thu March 29th, 2012, 11:32 pm

March 30 in royal history:

March 30, 1231 – Wedding of Richard, Earl of Cornwall (son of King John) and Lady Isabella Marshal, at Fawley Church, Buckinghamshire

March 30, 1660 – Wedding of Prince Louis I of Monaco and Catherine-Charlotte de Gramont

March 30, 1774 – Death of Caroline of Pfalz-Zweibrücken, wife of Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, in Darmstadt

March 30, 1830 – Death of Ludwig I, Grand Duke of Baden, in Karlsruhe

March 30, 1863 - Prince William, son of King Christian IX of Denmark, becomes King George I of Greece

March 30, 1871 – Death of Louise of the Netherlands, wife of Charles XV of Sweden and Norway, in Stockholm, Sweden; buried at Riddarholmen Church, Stockholm

March 30, 2002 - Death of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, wife of George VI, mother of Elizabeth II, at Royal Lodge, Windsor; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle
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Post by Susan » Sat March 31st, 2012, 12:25 am

March 31 in royal history:

March 31, 1519 – Birth of Henri II of France at Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye

March 31, 1547 – Death of Francis I of France at the Château de Rambouillet; buried at Saint Denis Basilica

March 31, 1621 – Death of Philip III of Spain in Madrid; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial

March 31, 1671 – Death of Lady Anne Hyde, first wife of James, Duke of York (later James II), at St. James Palace, London; buried at Westminster Abbey
Anne died of cancer a few weeks after giving birth to her daughter Catherine, who died in December, 1671. She was the mother of two Queens Regnant, Mary II and Anne.

March 31, 1718 – Birth of Mariana Victoria of Spain, wife of José I of Portugal, at Royal Alcazar of Madrid, Spain

March 31, 1723 – Birth of Frederik V of Denmark and Norway at Copenhagen Castle

March 31, 1751 - Death of Frederick, Prince of Wales, son of George II and father of George III, at Leicester House, London; buried at Westminster Abbey

March 31, 1787 - Birth of Jessadabodindra, Rama III of Siam (Thailand), in Bangkok

March 31, 1900 - Birth of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, son of George V, at York Cottage, Sandringham
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Post by Susan » Sat March 31st, 2012, 6:54 pm

April 1 in royal history:

April 1, 1204 - Death of Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of Henry II, at Fontevrault Abbey, Maine-et-Loire, France; buried at Fontevrault Abbey near Chinon, France
Eleanor was about 82 when she died. No other queen consort was to reach this age for over 700 years. Queen Alexandra, wife of Edward VII died at age 81 and Queen Mary, wife of George V died at age 85. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, wife of George VI, passed away on March 30, 2002 at age 101.

April 1, 1412 – Death of Albert of Sweden at Mecklenburg; buried at the monastery of Doberan, Mecklenburg

April 1, 1922 - Death of Emperor Karl I of Austria at Madeira, Portugal; buried at the Church of Our Lady of the Monte in Madeira, his heart is with the heart of his wife Zita at Loreto Chapel of Muri Abbey near Basle, Switzerland
Karl has been beatified, a step towards sainthood.

April 1, 1947 - Death of George II of Greece at the Royal Palace in Athens; buried at Tatoi Royal Cemetery

April 1, 1993 - Death of Infante Juan of Spain, Count of Barcelona, son of King Alfonso XIII, father of King Juan Carlos at Pamplona, Spain; buried in the Royal Crypt at San Lorenzo del Escorial
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Post by Susan » Sun April 1st, 2012, 9:27 pm

April 2 in royal history:

April 2, 742 - Birth of Charlemagne, King of the Franks in Liège in present-day Belgium

April 2, 1272 – Death of Richard, Earl of Cornwall, son of King John, at Berkhamsted Castle in Hertfordshire; buried at Hailes Abbey

April 2, 1502 - Death of Arthur, Prince of Wales at Ludlow Castle, Shropshire; buried at Worcester Cathedral

April 2, 1545 – Birth of Élisabeth de Valois, third wife of Philip II of Spain, at Château de Fontainebleau

April 2, 1653 – Birth of Prince George (Jørgen) of Denmark, husband of Queen Anne, at Copenhagen, Denmark

April 2, 1851 - Death of Jessadabodindra, Rama III of Siam, in Bangkok

April 2, 1955 - Birth of Princess Sirindhorn, daughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, in Bangkok
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Post by Susan » Mon April 2nd, 2012, 10:41 pm

April 3 in royal history:

April 3, 1043 - Edward the Confessor crowned at Winchester Cathedral

April 3, 1812 – Birth of Louise-Marie of France, wife of Leopold I of the Belgians, in Palermo, Sicily

April 3, 1831 – Birth of Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, wife of Miguel of Portugal, but after he was deposed, in Kleinheubach, near Miltenberg, Bavaria
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Post by Susan » Tue April 3rd, 2012, 11:54 pm

April 4 in royal history:

April 4, 1305 – Death of Jeanne of Navarre, wife of Philip IV of France, at Chateau de Vincennes, France

April 4, 1366 - Birth of Henry IV at Bolingbroke Castle

April 4, 1406 - Death of Robert III of Scotland at Rothesay Castle; buried at Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire

April 4, 1588 – Death of Frederik II of Denmark and Norway at Antvorskov Castle; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

April 4, 1715 – Wedding of Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden and Frederick of Hesse-Kassel

April 4, 1793 - Wedding of Prince Augustus, son of George III, and Lady Augusta Murray at Rome, Italy in violation of the Royal Marriages Act

April 4, 1814 – Napoleon abdicates for the first time

April 4, 1819 – Birth of Maria II of Portugal at São Cristóvão Palace, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

April 4, 1930 – Death of Viktoria of Baden, wife of Gustav V of Sweden, at her home, Villa Svezia, in Rome; buried at Riddarholmen Church in Stockholm

April 4, 1953 - Death of Carol II of Romania at Estoril, Portugal; buried at the Curtea de Argeş monastery (remains transferred in 2003)
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Post by Susan » Wed April 4th, 2012, 11:02 pm

April 5 in royal history:

April 5, 1691 – Birth of Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, in Darmstadt

April 5, 1697 – Death of Karl XI of Sweden at Stockholm Palace; buried at Riddarholmen Church

April 5, 1857 – Birth of Alexander of Battenberg, first prince (knyaz) of modern Bulgaria

April 5, 1863 – Birth of Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, daughter of Grand Duke Louis IV, at Windsor Castle
Victoria was the daughter of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom and granddaughter of Queen Victoria. She married Prince Louis of Battenberg and they were the maternal grandparents of Prince Philip.

April 5, 1951 - Birth of Princess Ubol Ratana of Thailand at Mont Suisse Hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland
Ubol Ratana is the daughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. She relinquished her rank as princess in 1972. Her son Bhumi Jensen was killed in the December, 2004 tsunami.

April 5, 1954 – Death of Märtha of Sweden, wife of Crown Prince Olav, at the State Hospital, Oslo; buried at Akershus Castle and Fortress
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Post by Susan » Fri April 6th, 2012, 12:12 am

April 6 in royal history:

April 6, 1199 - Death of Richard I at the Siege of Chalus in France after he is struck by an arrow; buried at Fontevrault Abbey near Chinon, France

April 6, 1790 – Death of Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

April 6, 1830 – Death of Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine, at Pirmasens, Germany

April 6, 1871 - Birth of Prince John, son of King Edward VII at Sandringham House, Norfolk
Prince John was the youngest child of Edward and Alexandra. He was born prematurely on April 6, 1871 and died the next day. John was buried in the Sandringham churchyard.

April 6, 1875 – Birth of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, daughter of Tsar Alexander III, at the Anichkov Palace in St. Petersburg

April 6, 1889 - Death of Augusta of Hesse-Kassel, wife of Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, at St. James Palace; buried at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
Augusta is the grandmother of Queen Mary, wife of George V

April 6, 1979 - Birth of Lord Frederick Windsor, son of Prince Michael of Kent, at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London

April 6, 2005 – Death of Prince Rainier III of Monaco at the Cardio-Thoracic Centre in Monte Carlo; buried at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco
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Post by Susan » Sat April 7th, 2012, 12:12 am

April 7 in royal history:

April 7, 1498 – Death of Charles VIII of France at Château d'Amboise, France; buried at Saint Denis Basilica

April 7, 1816 – Death of Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, third wife of Francis I of Austria; buried at the Imperial Crypt, Vienna

April 7, 1818 - Wedding of Princess Elizabeth, daughter of George III, and Landgrave Frederick VI of Hesse-Homburg, at the Private Chapel, Buckingham Palace
Elizabeth was the third daughter and seventh child of George III and his wife Charlotte. She married late in life at age 48 to Hereditary Prince Friedrich of Hesse-Homburg. Her husband succeeded his father as Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg in 1820.

April 7, 1845 – Death of Julie Clary, wife of King Joseph Bonaparte of Spain and Naples; buried at the Basilica Santa Croce in Florence, Italy

April 7, 1853 - Birth of Prince Leopold, son of Queen Victoria, at Buckingham Palace

April 7, 1963 - Birth of Jaime de Marichalar y Sáenz de Tejada, former husband of Infanta Elena of Spain
The couple divorced in December, 2009 and the divorce was registered at the Civil Registry of the Spanish Royal Family on January 10, 2010.
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Post by Susan » Sat April 7th, 2012, 10:51 pm

April 8 in royal history:

April 8, 1320 – Birth of Pedro I of Portugal in Coimbra, Kingdom of Portugal

April 8, 1364 – Death of John II of France at Savoy Palace, London, England; buried at Saint Denis Basilica

April 8, 1605 – Birth of Philip IV of Spain at Valladolid, Spain

April 8, 1612 – Death of Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, wife of Christian IV of Denmark, in Copenhagen; buried in Roskilde Cathedral

April 8, 1795 - Wedding of George, Prince of Wales (later George IV) and Caroline of Brunswick at St. James Palace
This marriage is one of the worst ever royal marriages. Upon first seeing Caroline, George said to his valet, “Harris, I am not well; pray get me a glass of brandy.” Caroline said George was fat and not as handsome as his portrait. It is doubtful that the couple spent more than a few nights together as husband and wife. Their only child, Charlotte, was born nine months later. They both found each other equally unattractive and never lived together nor appeared in public together. Caroline was prevented from seeing her daughter. She eventually went to live abroad where she ran up debts and had lovers. She returned to England when George became king and he promptly started divorce proceedings. However, a parliamentary bill dissolving the marriage and stripping Caroline of her title of Queen failed. Caroline was turned away from Westminster Abbey during her husband’s coronation. She died a few weeks later.

April 8, 1818 - Birth of Christian IX of Denmark at Gottorp Castle, Schleswig, Duchy of Schleswig
King Christian was the father of King Frederick VIII of Denmark, King George I of Greece, Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom and Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia. He was as much the "grandfather of Europe" as Queen Victoria was the grandmother. His grandchildren sat upon the thrones of Denmark, the United Kingdom, Russia, Greece and Norway. Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Queen Margrethe of Denmark, King Harald of Norway, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, King Albert II of Belgium, Queen Sofia of Spain, former King Michael of Romania and former King Constantine of Greece are among his many descendants.

April 8, 1875 - Birth of Albert I of Belgium in Brussels

April 8, 1970 – Death of Felix of Bourbon-Parma, husband of Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg, at Fishbach Castle; buried at the Cathedral Notre-Dame in Luxembourg

April 8, 2005 – Birth of Leah Isadora Behn, daughter of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway
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