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Post by Susan » Thu April 26th, 2012, 11:17 pm

April 27 in royal history:

April 27, 1650 – Birth of Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Cassel, wife of Christian V of Denmark, in Kassel, Hesse, Germany

April 27, 1806 – Birth of Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, fourth wife of Ferdinand VII of Spain, in Le Havre, France

April 27, 1848 – Birth of Otto I of Bavaria in The Residence, Munich

April 27, 1882 - Wedding of Prince Leopold, son of Queen Victoria, to Princess Helena of Waldeck at St. George's Chapel, Windsor

April 27, 1931 – Death of Prince Albert, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, at Berlin, Germany
Prince Albert was the son of Princess Helena of the United Kingdom and Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, and the grandson of Queen Victoria. He never married but succeeded his childless first cousin, Ernst Günther, as titular Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenberg. Shortly before his death, he acknowledged an illegitimate daughter.

April 27, 1967 - Birth of Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange in the University Medical Center in Utrecht, the Netherlands
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Post by Susan » Sat April 28th, 2012, 12:48 am

April 28 in royal history:

April 28, 1442 - Birth of Edward IV at Rouen, France

April 28, 1841 – Wedding of Tsar Alexander II of Russia and Marie of Hesse and by Rhine in St. Petersburg

April 28, 1950 - Wedding of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand and Sirikit Somdech Pharaborom Rajininath at Srapathum Palace, Bangkok

April 28, 1964 - Birth of Lady Helen Windsor, daughter of the Duke of Kent, at Coppins, a country house in Iver, Buckinghamshire
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Post by Susan » Sun April 29th, 2012, 2:05 am

April 29 in royal history:

April 29, 1818 – Birth of Tsar Alexander II of Russia at Moscow Kremlin, Moscow

April 29, 1901 - Birth of Emperor Hirohito of Japan in the Aoyama Palace in Tokyo

April 29, 1944 - Birth of Princess Benedikte of Denmark, daughter of Frederik IX, sister of Margrethe II, Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen

April 29, 1964 – Wedding of Princess Irene of the Netherlands and Carlos Hugo de Bourbon Parma at the Borghese Chapel at the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, Italy

April 29, 2003 - Birth of Maud Angelica Behn, daughter of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway

April 29, 2007 – Birth of Infanta Sofia of Spain, daughter of Felipe, Prince of Asturias, at the Ruber International Clinic in Madrid

April 29, 2011 - Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton
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Post by Susan » Sun April 29th, 2012, 9:21 pm

April 30 in royal history:

April 30, 1245 – Birth of Philip III of France in Poissy, France

April 30, 1290 - Wedding of Joan of Acre, daughter of Edward I, and Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester at Westminster Abbey

April 30, 1553 – Birth of Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont, wife of Henri III of France, in Nomeny, France

April 30, 1632 – Death of Sigismund III Vasa of Sweden at Warsaw, Poland; buried at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Stanisław and Vaclav, Warsaw

April 30, 1662 - Birth of Mary II at St. James' Palace

April 30, 1857 - Death of Princess Mary, daughter of George III, at Gloucester House, Piccadilly, London; buried at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
Mary was the fourth daughter and eleventh child of George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. She was 40 when she married her first cousin, William Frederick, Duke of Gloucester who was three months older. Their marriage was childless but was extremely happy and William Frederick died after 18 years of marriage. Mary was a great favorite with all the members of the royal family particularly with her niece Queen Victoria. She was renowned for her charm and kindness. Mary died at age 81, the last survivor of her parents' 15 children in 1857.

April 30, 1882 – Death of Marie of Waldeck-Pyrmont, wife of William II of Württemberg, in Stuttgart; buried at the Old Cemetery in Ludwigsburg

April 30, 1909 - Birth of Princess Juliana of the Netherlands, formerly Queen Juliana, at The Hague, Netherlands
April 30, 1980 - Abdication of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands; her daughter Beatrix becomes queen

April 30, 1939 – Birth of Pieter van Vollenhoven, husband of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, in Schiedam, Netherlands

April 30, 1946 - Birth of Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden at Haga Palace, Sweden

April 30, 1991 – Death of Ghislaine Marie Francoise Dommanget, wife of Prince Louis II of Monaco; buried at the Cimetiere de Passy in Paris, France

April 30, 2002 - Birth of Miguel de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón, third child of Infanta Cristina of Spain, at Teknon Clinic, Barcelona
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Post by Susan » Mon April 30th, 2012, 11:29 pm

May 1 in royal history:

May 1, 1118 – Death of Edith of Scotland, first wife of Henry I, at the Palace of Westminster; buried at Westminster Abbey

May 1, 1464 - Wedding of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville at Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire

May 1, 1539 – Death of Isabel of Portugal, wife of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, in Toldeo; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial

May 1, 1707 – Acts of Union takes effect: Kingdom of England & Kingdom of Scotland form the United Kingdom of Great Britain

May 1, 1850 - Birth of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, son of Queen Victoria, at Buckingham Palace

May 1, 1920 - Death of Margaret of Connaught, wife of Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, at Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden; buried at Royal Burial Ground in Haga north of Stockholm
Margaret (known as Daisy in her family), daughter of Arthur, Duke of Connaught and granddaughter of Queen Victoria, married Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, son of King Gustav V. While she was pregnant with her sixth child, Margaret died from an infection following a mastoid operation. Her death was completely unexpected and greatly mourned by the Swedish people. Among Margaret's surviving children was Princess Ingrid who married King Frederik IX of Denmark and was the mother of Denmark's present queen, Margrethe, and Anne-Marie, the wife of the former King Constantine of Greece. After her death, Margaret's husband married Lady Louise Mountbatten, the sister of Lord Mountbatten and the aunt of Prince Philip. Gustaf Adolf succeeded to the Swedish throne as King Gustav VI Adolf and was succeeded by his grandson, Carl XVI Gustaf, the current king.

May 1, 1963 - Birth of Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg at Betzdorf Castle

May 1, 1964 - Birth of Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, daughter of Princess Margaret, at Kensington Palace in London
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Post by Susan » Tue May 1st, 2012, 11:33 pm

May 2 in royal history:

May 2, 1700 – Birth of Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg, wife of Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, in Bouxwiller, France

May 2, 1729 - Birth of Empress Catherine II (the Great) of Russia, born Princess Sophie Augusta Fredericka of Anhalt-Zerbst, in Stettin (now Szczecin, Poland)

May 2, 1816 – Wedding of Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld at Carlton House, London

May 2, 1831 - Wedding of Prince Augustus, son of George III, and Cecilia Underwood at Great Cumberland Place, London
This marriage was in contravention of the Royal Marriages Act and was considered void. It was the second such marriage Augustus made.

May 2, 1870 – Death of Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich, son of Tsar Alexander III of Russia, in St. Petersburg
The little Grand Duke died of meningitis at the age of 11 months.

May 2, 1896 – Birth of Helen of Greece, wife of King Carol II of Romania, in Athens, Greece

May 2, 1914 - Death of John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, husband of Princess Louise, at Kent House, Cowes, Isle of Wight; buried at Kilmun Collegiate Church in Kilmun, Scotland

May 2, 1935 - Birth of King Hussein ibn Talal of Jordan in Amman, Transjordan
May 2, 1953 - King Hussein of Jordan assumes full constitutional rule
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Post by Susan » Thu May 3rd, 2012, 1:31 am

May 3 in royal history:

May 3, 1152 - Death of Matilda of Boulogne, wife of King Stephen, at Hedingham Castle, Essex, England; buried at Faversham Abbey, Kent

May 3, 1257 - Death of Katherine, daughter of Henry III, at Windsor Castle; buried at Westminster Abbey
Katherine was the third and youngest daughter of Henry III and Eleanor of Provence. Deaf from birth, Katherine died at age 3 1/2. She was buried at Westminster Abbey near the entrance to St. Edmund's Chapel.

May 3, 1415 – Birth of Cecily Neville, mother of Edward IV and Richard III, at Raby Castle, Durham

May 3, 1446 – Birth of Margaret of York, sister of Edward IV and Richard III, wife of Charles I, Duke of Burgundy, at Fotheringay Castle, England

May 3, 1459 – Death Eric of Pomerania, King of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway at Rügenwalde Castle in Pomerania; buried at Rügenwalde Castle

May 3, 1514 – Death of Anna of Brandenburg, first wife of Frederick I of Denmark and Norway; buried at the Convent Church in Bornesholm

May 3, 1764 – Birth of Elisabeth of France, sister of Louis XVI of France, at the Palace of Versailles

May 3, 1783 - Death of Prince Octavius, son of George III, at Kew Palace, Surrey; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle
Prince Octavius was the eighth son and thirteenth child of George III. He was a beautiful child and his father's favorite. Octavius 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."

May 3, 1826 – Birth of Carl XV of Sweden (Carl IV Norway) at Stockholm Palace

May 3, 1870 – Birth of Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Frogmore House, Windsor
Known as Thora in the family, she was the daughter of Princess Helena and Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein. She never married.

May 3, 1974 – Birth of Princess Haya bint Hussein, daughter of King Hussein and his third wife Queen Alia al-Hussein, in Amman, Jordan
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Post by Susan » Thu May 3rd, 2012, 11:46 pm

May 4 in royal history:

May 4, 1008 – Birth of Henri I of France in Reims, France

May 4, 1471 - Yorkists defeat Lancastrians at the Battle of Tewkesbury

May 4, 1471 - Death of Edward, Prince of Wales, only child of Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou, at the Battle of Tewkesbury; buried at Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucester

May 4, 1616 – Death of Magdalena of Brandenburg, wife of Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, in Darmstadt

May 4, 1884 – Death of Maria Anna of Savoy, wife of Ferdinand I of Austria; buried at the Imperial Crypt, Vienna

May 4, 1948 – Birth of King George Tupou V of Tonga at Tongatapu, Tonga

May 4, 1994 – Birth of Pauline Ducruet, daughter of Princess Stephanie of Monaco, at Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace in Monte Carlo, Monaco

May 4, 2009 – Birth of Prince Henrik of Denmark, son of Prince Joachim, at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen
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Post by Susan » Sat May 5th, 2012, 12:09 am

May 5 in royal history:

May 5, 1210 – Birth of Afonso III of Portugal in Coimbra, Kingdom of Portugal

May 5, 1316 - Death of Elizabeth of Rhuddlan, daughter of Edward I, at Quendon, Essex; buried at Waltham Abbey, Essex

May 5, 1661 - Death of Charles, Duke of Cambridge, son of James II, at Whitehall Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey

May 5, 1738 – Birth of Adolf Friedrich IV, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, in Mirow

May 5, 1747 - Birth of Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Hungary, Archduke of Austria, and Grand Duke of Tuscany, in Vienna

May 5, 1821 - Death of Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French, on the island of St. Helena, originally buried on St. Helena, re-interred at St Jerome's Chapel in Paris in 1840, and finally at Les Invalides in Paris in 1861

May 5, 1826 - Birth of Eugénie de Montijo Countess de Teba, Empress Eugénie of the French, wife of Napoleon III, in Granada, Spain
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Post by Susan » Sat May 5th, 2012, 10:48 pm

May 6 in royal history:

May 6, 1680 – Wedding of Karl XI of Sweden and Ulrike Eleonora of Denmark

May 6, 1737 - Death of Lady Barbara FitzRoy, acknowledged by Charles II as his child by Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland (aka Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine), died and buried at the in the English Priory of St. Nicholas, at Pontoise in Normandy

May 6, 1871 – Birth of Grand Duke George Alexandrovich, son of Tsar Alexander III of Russia, at Tsarskoye Selo

May 6, 1910 - Death of Edward VII at Buckingham Palace; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

May 6, 1960 - Wedding of Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey
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