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Post by Susan » Sun April 8th, 2012, 10:11 pm

April 9 in royal history:

April 9, 1269 - Wedding of Edmund Crouchback, Earl of Leicester (son of Henry III) and Aveline de Forz at Westminster Abbey

April 9, 1363 – Wedding of Queen Margrethe I of Denmark and King Haakon VI of Norway

April 9, 1413 - Coronation of Henry V

April 9, 1483 - Death of Edward IV at the Palace of Westminster; buried at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

April 9, 1484 – Death of Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales, son of Richard III, at Middleham Castle; buried at the parish church at Sheriff Hutton

April 9, 1649 - Birth of James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, 1st Duke of Buccleuch, illegitimate son of Charles II by Lucy Walter, in Rotterdam , Netherlands
Sarah, Duchess of York, Princess Alice of Gloucester and Diana, Princess of Wales are descendants of the Duke of Monmouth.

April 9, 1835 - Birth of Leopold II of Belgium in Brussels

April 9, 1953 - Wedding of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and Josephine-Charlotte of Belgium
Grand Duke Jean abdicated in 2000 in favor of his son Henri.

April 9, 1955 - Birth of Aso Nobuko, wife of Prince Tomohito of Japan, in Tokyo
Princess Tomohito is married to a first cousin of Emperor Akihito.

April 9, 1961 - Death of former King Zog of Albania at Hospital Foch, Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine, France; buried at Thiais Cemetery in Paris

April 9, 2005 – Wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles at the Guildhall in Windsor
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Post by Susan » Mon April 9th, 2012, 5:24 pm

April 10 in royal history:

April 10, 1472 - Birth of Margaret of York, daughter of Edward IV, at Windsor Castle
Margaret was the fourth daughter and fifth child of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. She died at 8 months of age and was buried in Edward the Confessor's Chapel in Westminster Abbey.

April 10, 1502 – Wedding of Frederik I of Denmark and Norway (first marriage) and Anna of Brandenburg

April 10, 1512 - Birth of James V of Scotland at Linlithgow Palace
James was the son of James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII and sister of Henry VIII, and was the father of Mary, Queen of Scots.

April 10, 1533 – Death of Frederik I of Denmark at Gottorp Castle; buried at the Cathedral of St. Peter at Schleswig

April 10, 1864 - Archduke Maximilian of Austria becomes Emperor of Mexico

April 10, 1904 - Death of Isabella II of Spain in exile at Paris; buried at the Monasterio de El Escorial near Madrid

April 10, 1959 - Wedding of Crown Prince Akihito of Japan and Shoda Michiko (the current Emperor and Empress)

April 10, 1973 - Birth of Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein

April 10, 1975 – Birth of Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau, son of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, in Nijmegen, Netherlands

April 10, 2004 – Wedding of Princess Haya of Jordan, daughter of King Hussein, and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Heir Apparent of Dubai

April 10, 2007 – Birth of Princess Ariane of the Netherlands, daughter of Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, at Bronovo Hospital in The Hague
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Post by Susan » Mon April 9th, 2012, 11:57 pm

April 11 in royal history:

April 11, 1240 - Death of Llywelyn Fawr (the Great), Prince of Gwynedd, Prince of Southern Powys at the Abbey of Aberconwy, buried at the Abbey of Aberconwy

April 11, 1373 - Birth of Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March

April 11, 1689 - Coronation of William III and Mary II

April 11, 1921 – Death of Augusta Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, first wife of Wilhelm II, German Emperor, at Huis Doorn in the Netherlands; buried in the Antique Temple in the garden of Sanssouci palace in Potsdam
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Post by Susan » Tue April 10th, 2012, 12:02 am

April 12 in royal history:

April 12, 1555 – Death Queen Juana of Castile at Tordesillas, Spain; buried at the Capilla Real in Granada

April 12, 1577 - Birth of Christian IV of Denmark at Frederiksborg Palace

April 12, 1866 – Birth of Princess Viktoria of Prussia, daughter of Frederick III of Germany, at Neues Palais, Potsdam, Germany
Full name: Frederica Amalia Wilhelmine Viktoria
Princess Viktoria, known in the family as Moretta, was the daughter of Victoria, Princess Royal and the granddaughter of Queen Victoria. She married Prince Adolf zu Schaumburg-Lippe. After his death, she made a controversial marriage to Alexander Zoubkov.

April 12, 2003 - Wedding of Prince Laurent of Belgium and Claire Coombs at the Cathedral of Saints Michael and Gudula, Brussels
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Post by Susan » Tue April 10th, 2012, 12:10 am

April 13 in royal history:

April 13, 862 – Death of Donald I of Scotland; buried at Iona

April 13, 1275 - Death of Eleanor, daughter of King John, at Montargis Abbey, France; buried at Montargis Abbey

April 13, 1519 - Birth of Catherine de Medici, wife of Henri II of France in Florence, Italy

April 13, 1573 – Birth of Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, wife of Charles IX of Sweden, in Kiel, Germany

April 13, 1807 – Death of Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily, second wife of Francis I of Austria; at Hofburg Palace, Vienna; buried at the Imperial Crypt, Vienna
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Post by Susan » Sat April 14th, 2012, 12:47 am

April 14 in royal history:

April 14, 1471 - The Yorkists under Edward IV defeats the Lancastrians under the Earl of Warwick at the Battle of Barnet; Warwick is killed and Edward IV resumes the throne

April 14, 1578 – Birth of Philip III of Spain in Madrid

April 14, 1857 - Birth of Princess Beatrice, daughter of Queen Victoria, at Buckingham Palace

April 14, 1867 - Birth of Prince Christian Victor of Schleswig-Holstein, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Windsor Castle
Full name: Christian Victor Albert Ludwig Ernst Anton
Prince Christian was the son of Princess Helena and Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein. He died of enteric fever at Pretoria, South Africa while serving with the British Army during the Boer War.

April 14, 1818 – Birth of Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, wife of George V of Hanover, in Hildburghausen, Germany

April 14, 1940 - Birth of Countess Marie Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau, wife of Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein, in Prague
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Post by Susan » Sun April 15th, 2012, 12:08 am

April 15 in royal history:

April 15, 1646 – Birth of Christian V of Denmark in Duborg Castle, Flensburg

April 15, 1684 - Birth of Empress Catherine I of Russia
Born Martha Skavronskaya, Catherine was the daughter of Samuil Skavronski, a Lithuanian peasant. She was the second wife of Peter the Great and became Empress in her own right after his death.

April 15, 1776 – Death of Wilhelmina Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt in childbirth, first wife of the future Tsar Paul I of Russia, in St. Petersburg
Born Wilhelmina of Hesse-Darmstadt, she acquired the Russian name Natalia Alexeievna in 1773 when she married Paul at age 21. She died three years later in childbirth along with her child.

April 15, 1719 – Death of Françoise d'Aubigné Scarron, morganatic second wife of Louis XIV of France, at Saint-Cyr-l'École; buried in the choir at St-Cyr

April 15, 1960 - Birth of Prince Philippe of Belgium, Duke of Brabant, at Château de Belvédère, near Laeken, Belgium

April 15, 1969 - Death of Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, wife of Alfonso XIII of Spain, at Lausanne, Switzerland; originally buried at the Church of Sacré Coeur in Lausanne, France, reinterred in the Royal Vault in the Escorial near Madrid
Victoria Eugenie, known as Queen Ena, was the daughter of Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom and Prince Henry of Battenberg. She is the grandmother of Spain’s current king, Juan Carlos.
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Post by Susan » Sun April 15th, 2012, 10:06 pm

April 16 in royal history:

April 16, 1319 – Birth of John II of France in Le Mans, France

April 16, 1693 - Birth of Anne Sophie Reventlow, second wife of Frederick IV of Denmark and Norway, at Clausholm Castle

April 16, 1746 - Charles Edward Stuart, known as Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Young Pretender, is defeated at the Battle of Culloden

April 16, 1764 – Death of Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV of France, in Paris

April 16, 1940 - Birth of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen

April 16, 1942 – Death of Alexandra of Edinburgh, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Schwäbisch-Hall, Württemburg, Germany
Princess Alexandra was the daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia. She married Prince Ernest of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

April 16, 1955 - Birth of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg at Betzdorf Castle, Luxembourg

April 16, 1992 – Birth of Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg, son of Grand Duke Henri

April 16, 2008 – Birth of Princess Eléonore of Belgium, daughter of Crown Prince Philippe, in Anderlecht, Belgium
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Post by princess garnet » Mon April 16th, 2012, 5:27 pm

It's Emancipation Day in DC. This year marks the 150th anniversary of Pres. Lincoln freeing slaves in DC.

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Post by Ludmilla » Mon April 16th, 2012, 6:21 pm

It's Patriots Daywhich is a civic holiday for my colleagues in Boston (celebrated on 3rd Monday of April). Alas, the rest of us employees located elsewhere have to work today.

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