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Post by Susan » Mon May 7th, 2012, 12:14 am

May 7 in royal history:

May 7, 1682 – Death of Tsar Feodor III of Russia in Moscow; buried at the Cathedral of the Archangel in Moscow

May 7, 1718 - Death of Mary of Modena, second wife of James II, at Château St. Germain-en-Laye, Paris, France; buried at the Abbey of Visitation of St. Mary, Chaillot, France

May 7, 1767 - Birth of Frederica of Prussia, wife of Prince Frederick, Duke of York, at Charlottenburg, Berlin, Prussia

May 7, 1818 - Wedding of Prince Adolphus, son of George III, and Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel at Kew Palace, Surrey
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Post by Susan » Wed May 9th, 2012, 12:31 am

May 9 in royal history:

May 9, 1671 - Thomas Blood attempts to steal the crown jewels. He is captured and later freed by Charles II.

May 9, 1892 - Birth of Zita of Bourbon-Parma, wife of Emperor Karl I of Austria-Hungary, at the Villa Pianore, Tuscany

May 9, 1946 - Abdication of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy; Umberto II proclaims himself king

May 9, 1949 – Death of Prince Louis II of Monaco at the Prince’s Palace; buried at Saint Nicholas Cathedral
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Post by Susan » Thu May 10th, 2012, 12:00 am

May 10 in royal history:

May 10, 1726 - Death of Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, illegitimate son of Charles II by Nell Gwynne. in Bath, England; buried at Westminster Abbey

May 10, 1774 - Death of Louis XV of France at the Palace of Versailles; buried at Saint Denis Basilica

May 10, 1775 – Death of Caroline Mathilda of Wales, wife of Christian VII of Denmark, sister of George III, at Celle, Germany; buried at Stadtkirche St. Marien in Celle

May 10, 1788 – Birth of Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, wife of William I of Württemberg, at the Catherine Palace, Tsarskoye Selo

May 10, 1794 – Execution of Madame Elisabeth of France, sister of Louis XVI, at the at Place de la Révolution in Paris; first buried in a common grave at the Errancis Cemetery in Paris, later reburied with other victims of the guillotine in the Catacombs of Paris

May 10, 1978 - Birth of Salma Bennani, wife of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, in Fez, Morocco
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Post by Susan » Thu May 10th, 2012, 11:49 pm

May 11 in royal history:

May 11, 973 - King Edgar crowned at Bath Abbey
The service at Edgar’s crowning, written by St. Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, forms the basis of the current coronation service.

May 11, 2007 – Death of Malietoa Tanumafili II of Samoa in Apia, Samoa; buried at Mulinu'u
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Post by Susan » Sat May 12th, 2012, 12:55 am

May 12 in royal history:

May 12, 1191 – Wedding of Richard I and Berengaria of Navarre at the Chapel of St. George, Limassol, Cyprus

May 12, 1496 – Birth of Gustav I of Sweden at Rydboholm Castle, Lindholmen, Uppland

May 12, 1686 - Birth of Anne Sophia, daughter of Queen Anne, at Windsor Castle
Anne Sophia was one of the five of Queen Anne’s 18 children who were born alive and one of the three who lived longer than a day. At the age of nine months she died of smallpox. Her sister Mary, aged 21 months, died of smallpox six days later.

May 12, 1708 – Death of Adolf Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

May 12, 1876 - Birth of Frederick Harald of Schleswig-Holstein, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor
Prince Frederick Harald was the son of Princess Helena and Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein. He lived only 8 days.

May 12, 1937 - Coronation of George VI
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Post by Susan » Sat May 12th, 2012, 8:27 pm

May 13 in royal history:

May 13, 1254 – Birth of Maria of Brabant, second wife of Philip III of France, in Leuven (Belgium)

May 13, 1359 - Wedding of John of Gaunt, son of Edward III, and Blanche of Lancaster at Reading Abbey, Berkshire

May 13, 1629 - Birth and death of Charles, Duke of Cornwall, son of Charles I, at Greenwich Palace, London; buried at Westminster Abbey
Charles, the eldest son of Charles I and his wife Henrietta Maria of France, was born prematurely after his mother had been frightened by a large dog jumping at her.

May 13, 1717 - Birth of Maria Theresa, Archduchess of Austria, and Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, at Hofburg Palace, Vienna

May 13, 1742 – Death of Ludwig IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt in Darmstadt

May 13, 1767 – Birth of João VI of Portugal in Lisbon

May 13, 1822 – Birth of Francis of Spain, king consort of Queen Isabella II of Spain, in Aranjuez, Spain

May 13, 1979 - Birth of Prince Carl Philip of Sweden in Stockholm
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Post by Susan » Sun May 13th, 2012, 11:01 pm

May 14 in royal history:

May 14, 1264 - Simon de Montfort defeats Henry III at the Battle of Lewes

May 14, 1470 - Death of Carl VIII of Sweden (Carl I of Norway) at Stockholm Castle; buried at Riddarholmen Church

May 14, 1553 - Birth of Marguerite de Valois, first wife of Henri IV of France, at Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye

May 14, 1610 – Assassination of Henri IV of France by Francois Ravillac, a fanatical monk, in Paris; buried at St. Denis Basilica

May 14, 1643 - Death of Louis XIII of France in Paris; buried at Saint Denis Basilica

May 14, 1667 – Wedding of Christian V of Denmark and Charlotte Amelia of Hesse-Cassel

May 14, 1710 – Birth of Adolf Fredrik of Sweden at Stockholm Palace

May 14, 1759 – Birth of Prince Alois I of Liechtenstein in Vienna

May 14, 1778 – Birth of Prince Honoré V of Monaco in Paris

May 14, 1912 - Death of Frederik VIII of Denmark on a park bench in Hamburg, Germany; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

May 14, 1922 – Death of Lady Mary Victoria Hamilton, divorced first wife of Prince Albert I of Monaco; died and buried in Budapest, Hungary

May 14, 1953 – Birth of King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

May 14, 1962 - Wedding of Juan Carlos of Spain and Sofia of Greece at the Catholic Cathedral of Saint Dennis in Athens

May 14, 2002 - Birth of Margarita Armstrong-Jones, daughter of Viscount Linley, in London
Full name: Margarita Elizabeth Rose Alleyne
Margarita was named after her grandmother Princess Margaret and her great grandmother Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Both of them died shortly before her birth.

May 14, 2004 - Wedding of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Mary Donaldson at the Church of Our Lady, the National Cathedral of Denmark
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Post by Susan » Mon May 14th, 2012, 11:27 pm

May 15 in royal history:

May 15, 1464 – Yorkists win a decisive victory at the Battle of Hexham

May 15, 1536 - Trial of Anne Boleyn

May 15, 1567 - Wedding of Mary, Queen of Scots and James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland

May 15, 1953 – Wedding of Princess Ragnhild of Norway and Erling Lorentzen in Asker, Norway

May 15, 1957 - Birth of Prince Jean and Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg at Betzdorf Castle

May 15, 1981 - Birth of Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne, at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London
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Post by Susan » Wed May 16th, 2012, 12:18 am

May 16 in royal history:

May 16, 1696 – Death of Mariana of Austria, second wife of her maternal uncle, Philip IV of Spain, in Madrid; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial

May 16, 1721-2 - Death of Lady Anne FitzRoy, acknowledged by Charles II as his child by Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland (aka Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine); buried at Linsted, County Kent

May 16, 1770 - Wedding of Marie Antoinette of Austria and Louis XVI of France at the Palace of Versailles

May 16, 1826 – Death of Louise of Baden, wife of Tsar Alexander I of Russia, at Belev, Russia; buried at Peter and Paul Cathedral in Saint Petersburg

May 16, 1969 - Birth of Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein in St. Gallen, Switzerland
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Post by Susan » Thu May 17th, 2012, 12:20 am

May 17 in royal history:

May 17, 1220 - Coronation of Henry III

May 17, 1536 – Execution of Anne Boleyn's supposed lovers, George Boleyn, Mark Smeaton, Henry Norris, Francis Weston and William Brereton

May 17, 1727 - Death of Empress Catherine I of Russia, in St. Petersburg; buried at Peter and Paul Cathedral in Saint Petersburg

May 17, 1768 - Birth of Caroline of Brunswick, wife of George IV, at Brunswick, Germany

May 17, 1886 - Birth of Alfonso XIII of Spain in Madrid
Alfonso is noteworthy because he became the king of Spain at birth. His father died while his mother was pregnant. Alfonso married Victoria Eugenie (Ena) of Battenberg, the daughter of Princess Beatrice who was Queen Victoria's youngest child. Alfonso and Ena are the grandparents of the present king of Spain, Juan Carlos.

May 17, 1971 – Birth of Maxima Zorreguieta Cerruti, wife of Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange (Netherlands) in Buenos Aires, Argentina

May 17, 2008 – Wedding of Peter Phillips, son of Princess Anne, and Autumn Kelly at St. George's Chapel, Windsor
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