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Post by Susan » Sun November 18th, 2012, 1:39 am

November 18 in royal history:

November 18, 1661 – Birth of Elisabeth Henriëtte of Hesse-Kassel, wife of Frederick I of Prussia, in Kassel (Germany)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisabeth_ ... sse-Kassel

November 18, 1726 – Birth of Prince Franz Josef I of Liechtenstein in Milan (Italy)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Jose ... chtenstein

November 18, 1774 – Wilhelmine of Prussia, wife of William I of the Netherlands, in Potsdam (Germany)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelmine ... 74-1837%29

November 18, 1851 - Death of Ernest Augustus I of Hanover, son of King George III, at Schloss Herrenhausen, Hanover, Germany; buried at the Chapel of Schloss Herrenhausen, Hanover
Ernest became king of Hanover upon the death of his brother William IV. Hanover had the Salic Law which forbids female succession. So while Victoria succeeded her uncle William on the British throne, she could not succeed to the Hanover throne. William's next brother, Ernest did. The current Prince Ernst of Hanover is the senior direct male line descendant of George III.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Aug ... of_Hanover

November 18, 1905 - Prince Carl of Denmark elected King of Norway
Carl was the son of King Frederick VIII of Denmark and was the nephew of King George I of Greece, Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom and Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia. Carl married his first cousin, Princess Maud, daughter of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haakon_VII_of_Norway

November 18, 1940 - Birth of Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman in Salalah, Oman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qaboos_bin_Said

November 18, 1995 - Wedding of Prince Joachim of Denmark and Alexandra Manley at the Frederiksborg Palace Church
The couple divorced in April, 2005 and have since both remarried.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Joachim_of_Denmark
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandra_Christina_Manley
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Post by Susan » Mon November 19th, 2012, 12:59 am

November 19 in royal history:

November 19, 1600 - Birth of Charles I at Dunfermline Palace, Fife, Scotland
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_I_of_England

November 19, 1962 - Birth of Prince Wenzel of Liechtenstein, son of Franz Josef II of Liechtenstein
Full Name: Franz Joseph Wenzeslaus (Wenzel) Georg Maria
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Jose ... d_children

November 19, 1977 - Birth of Lady Davina Windsor, daughter of HRH The Duke of Gloucester; at St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London
Full name: Davina Elizabeth Alice Benedikte
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Davina_Windsor
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Post by Susan » Tue November 20th, 2012, 1:37 am

November 20 in royal history:

November 20, 996 – Death of Richard I, Duke of Normandy in Fécamp Normandy (France)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_I_of_Normandy

November 20, 1737 – Death of Caroline of Ansbach, wife of George II, at St. James Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_of_Ansbach

November 20, 1851 – Birth of Margherita of Savoy, wife of Umberto I of Italy, at Palazzo Chiablese in Turin, Italy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margherita_of_Savoy

November 20, 1925 - Death of Alexandra of Denmark, wife of Edward VII, at Sandringham House, Norfolk; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandra_of_Denmark

November 20, 1938 - Death of Maud of the United Kingdom, wife of King Haakon VII of Norway, at London; buried at the Royal Mausoleum in Akershus Fortress, Norway
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maud%2C_Queen_of_Norway

November 20, 1947 - Wedding of Elizabeth II and Philip of Greece at Westminster Abbey
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_II
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Phi ... _Edinburgh

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November 20, 1992 - Fire seriously damages Windsor Castle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsor_Castle
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/special_report/31069.stm

November 20, 1995 - BBC Television broadcasts the Panorama interview with the Princess of Wales who admits being unfaithful to the Prince of Wales
http://www.bbc.co.uk/politics97/diana/panorama.html
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Post by Susan » Wed November 21st, 2012, 2:33 am

November 21 in royal history:

November 21, 1682 - Wedding of George I and Sophia Dorothea of Celle at Celle Castle Chapel, Germany
The marriage occurred before George became king. George later divorced Sophia Dorothea and had her confined in a German castle for the rest of her life.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_I_of_Great_Britain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_of_Celle

November 21, 1761 – Birth of Dorothea Jordan, mistress of William IV, near Waterford, Ireland
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothea_Jordan

November 21, 1840 - Birth of Victoria, Princess Royal, Queen Victoria's eldest child, at Buckingham Palace
Full name: Victoria Adelaide Mary
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_V ... cess_Royal

November 21, 1916 - Death of Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria at Schönbrunn Palace; buried at the Imperial Crypt in Vienna
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Joseph_I_of_Austria
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Post by Susan » Wed November 21st, 2012, 10:47 pm

November 22 in royal history:

November 22, 1286 – Death of Eric V of Denmark in Finderup, near Viborg, Denmark, buried at Viborg Cathedral
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_V_of_Denmark

November 22, 1515 – Birth of Marie of Guise, wife of James V of Scotland, at Bar-le-Duc, Lorraine, France
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_of_Guise

November 22, 1602 – Birth of Elisabeth of Bourbon, first wife of Philip IV of Spain, at the Palace of Fontainebleau, France
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisabeth_of_Bourbon

November 22, 1728 – Birth of Karl Friedrich, 1st Grand Duke of Baden in Karlsruhe (Germany)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Fried ... e_of_Baden

November 22, 1975 - Juan Carlos proclaimed king of Spain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Carlos
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Post by Susan » Fri November 23rd, 2012, 2:15 am

November 23 in royal history:

November 23, 1243 - Wedding of Richard, Earl of Cornwall and Sanchia of Provence at Westminster Abbey
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard%2C ... f_Cornwall
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanchia_of_Provence

November 23, 1503 – Death of Margaret of York, wife of Charles I, Duke of Burgundy and sister of Edward IV and Richard III, in Mechlin, Flanders
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_of_York

November 23, 1511 - Death of Anne of York, daughter of Edward IV; buried at Church of St. Michael the Archangel, Framlingham, Suffolk
Anne married Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey (later 3rd Duke of Norfolk) but she died young and they had no children. The Duke later married Anne Stafford, daughter of the Duke of Buckingham and was the uncle of Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_of_Yo ... _of_Surrey

November 23, 1589 - Wedding of James I and Anne of Denmark at the Old Bishop’s Palace in Oslo, Norway
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_I_of_England
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_of_Denmark

November 23, 1609 – Birth of Sophia Eleonore of Saxony, wife of George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, in Dresden (Germany)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_Eleonore_of_Saxony

November 23, 1886 – Birth of Prince Alexander of Battenberg, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Windsor Castle
Full name: Alexander Albert
Alexander was the son of Princess Beatrice 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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_ ... arisbrooke

November 23, 1890 - Death of William III of the Netherlands at Het Loo, near Apeldoorn; buried at Nieuwe Kerk, Delft
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_II ... etherlands
http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/royal- ... rial-sites


November 23, 1965 – Death of Elisabeth of Bavaria, wife of Albert I of the Belgians, in Brussels; buried at the Royal Crypt in the Church of Our Lady in Laeken, Belgium
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisabeth_ ... 76-1965%29
http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/royal- ... rial-sites
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Post by Susan » Sat November 24th, 2012, 12:48 am

November 24 in royal history:

November 24, 1273 - Birth of Alfonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I, at Bordeaux, France
Alfonso was the third son and ninth child of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile. His two elder brothers had died so Alfonso was the heir apparent to the throne. Alfonso died at age 11 at Windsor Castle and was buried at Westminster Abbey near the shrine of Edward the Confessor. Had he survived his father, England would have had a King Alfonso.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alphonso%2 ... of_Chester

November 24, 1615 - Wedding of Louis XIII of France and Anne of Austria
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_XIII
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_of_Austria

November 24, 1655 – Birth of Charles XI of Sweden at Tre Kronor in Stockholm, Sweden
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_XI_of_Sweden

November 24, 1715 – Death of Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, wife of Charles X of Sweden; buried at Riddarholmen Church in Stockholm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedvig_Ele ... in-Gottorp

November 24, 1724 – Birth of Maria Amalia of Saxony, wife of Charles III of Spain, at Dresden Castle, Germany
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Amalia_of_Saxony

November 24, 1741 – Death of Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden at Stockholm; buried at Riddarholmen Church
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulrika_Eleonora_of_Sweden

November 24, 1960 – Death of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia in Toronto, Canada; buried at York Cemetery, Toronto
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Duch ... _of_Russia
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Post by Susan » Sun November 25th, 2012, 12:29 am

November25 in royal history:

November 25, 1034 – Death of Malcolm II of Scotland at Glamis Castle; buried at Isle of Iona, Scotland
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_II

November 25, 1120 - Death of William the Aetheling, Duke of Normandy, son and heir of Henry I, on the White Ship
William's death resulted in the The Anarchy, the succession crisis between his sister Maud and her cousin Stephen.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Adelin
http://www.britannia.com/history/bb1120.html (The Wreck of the White Ship)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Ship

November 25, 1253 - Birth of Katherine, daughter of Henry III, at the Palace of Westminster
Katherine, who was deaf, died at age 3 1/2.
http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.ph ... 7&tree=LEO

November 25, 1314 - Death of John Balliol, King of Scots at his family's château at Hélicourt in France; probably buried at St. Waast at Bailleul-sur-Eaune
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_of_Scotland

November 25, 1609 – Birth of Henrietta Maria of France, wife of Charles I, at Hotel du Louvre, Paris, France
The state of Maryland in the United States was named after her.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henrietta_Maria_of_France

November 25, 1638 - Birth of Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II, at Vila Viçosa, Lisbon, Portugal
The borough of Queens in New York City was supposedly named for Catherine.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_of_Braganza

November 25, 1868 – Birth of Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse and by Rhine, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Neues Palais, Darmstadt
Full name: Ernst Ludwig Karl Albert Wilhelm
Ernest was the son of Princess Alice and Grand Duke Louis of Hesse and by Rhine. He married his first cousin Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh but they divorced after seven years of marriage. Ernest married again to Princess Eleonore of Solms-Braunfels.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Ludw ... d_by_Rhine

November 25, 1876 – Birth of Victoria Melita of Edinburgh, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at San Antonio Palace, Malta
Victoria Melita was the daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia. She married his first cousin Grand Ernst Ludwig of Hesse and by Rhine, but they divorced after seven years of marriage. After the divorce, she married her Romanov first cousin Grand Duke Kryill Vladimirovich.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_V ... burg-Gotha

November 25, 1885 – Death of Alfonso XII of Spain at Palacio Real de El Pardo, Madrid; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfonso_XII

November 25, 1925 - Death of Vajiravudh, Rama VI of Siam, at the Grand Palace, Phra Nakhon, Siam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vajiravudh
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Post by Susan » Mon November 26th, 2012, 1:28 am

November 26, 1252 – Death of Blanche of Castile, wife of Louis VIII of France, in Paris, France; buried at Maubuisson Abbey
Blanche was a granddaughter of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blanche_of_Castile

November 26, 1504 - Death of Isabella I of Castile, wife of Ferdinand of Aragon, mother of Catherine of Aragon, at Medina del Campo, Spain; buried at the Capilla Real in Granada
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_of_Castile

November 26, 1847 - Birth of Dagmar of Denmark, wife of Tsar Alexander III of Russia, mother of Tsar Nicholas II, at the Yellow Palace in Copenhagen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dagmar_of_Denmark


November 26, 1869 - Birth of Princess Maud, daughter of Edward VII, wife of Haakon VII of Norway, at Marlborough House, London
Full name: Maud Charlotte Mary
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maud%2C_Queen_of_Norway

November 26, 1894 - Wedding of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Alix of Hesse and by Rhine in the Grand Church of the Winter Palace of Saint Petersburg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_II
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alix_of_Hesse

November 26, 1992 – Birth of Louis Ducruet, son of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, at the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace in Monte Carlo, Monaco
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Ducruet

November 26, 1992 - British government announces that Queen Elizabeth II had volunteered to start paying taxes on her personal income
http://www.royal.gov.uk/TheRoyalHouseho ... ation.aspx
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Post by Susan » Mon November 26th, 2012, 11:53 pm

November 27 in royal history:

November 27, 1635 – Birth of Françoise d'Aubigné, morganatic second wife of Louis XIV of France, in Niort, France
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7 ... _Maintenon

November 27, 1640 - Birth of Barbara Villiers (later Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland), mistress of Charles II, in the parish of St. Margaret's, Westminster, London
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Pa ... _Cleveland
Among Barbara's descendants are Diana, Princess of Wales; Sir Anthony Eden, British Prime Minister from 1955-1957; and Serena Stanhope, wife of Princess Margaret's son Viscount Linley.

November 27, 1833 – Birth of Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge in Hanover, Germany
Full name: Mary Adelaide Wilhelmina Elizabeth
Mary Adelaide was the mother of Queen Mary and the first cousin of Queen Victoria.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_M ... _Cambridge
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