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Post by Susan » Mon February 8th, 2010, 11:58 pm

Today in royal history:

February 9, 1567 - Death of Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley, second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, when his house in Edinburgh blows up; buried at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh

February 9, 1671 - Birth of Catherine, daughter of James II, at Whitehall Palace

February 9, 1763 – Birth of Ludwig I, Grand Duke of Baden

February 9, 1873 – Death of Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, fourth wife of Francis I of Austria; buried at the Imperial Crypt, Vienna

February 9, 1986 – Birth of Princess Raiyah Bint Al-Hussein of Jordan, daughter of King Hussein and his fourth wife Queen Noor

February 9, 2002 - Death of Princess Margaret, daughter of George VI, sister of Elizabeth II, at King Edward VII Hospital, London; cremated, ashes buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor
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Post by Susan » Wed February 10th, 2010, 12:21 am

Today in royal history:

February 10, 1134 - Death of Robert Curthose, Duke of Normandy, eldest son of William the Conqueror, at Cardiff Castle, Wales; buried at Gloucester Cathedral

February 10, 1242 - Death of Emperor Shijo of Japan

February 10, 1598 – Death of Anna of Austria, first wife of Sigismund III Vasa of Sweden and Poland, in Warsaw; buried at Wawel Cathedral, Kraków, Poland

February 10, 1772 – Death of Prince Josef Wenzel Karl of Liechtenstein

February 10, 1840 - Wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha at the Chapel Royal, St. James' Palace

February 10, 1841 - Christening of Victoria, Princess Royal, Queen Victoria's eldest child, at the Throne Room, Buckingham Palace
The Princess Royal was christened on her parent’s first wedding anniversary.

February 10, 1858 – Birth of Alice Heine, American-born second wife of Albert I of Monaco

February 10, 1864 – Death of Antoinette de Mérode-Westerloo, wife of Charles III of Monaco; buried at St. Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco

February 10, 1868 – Birth of Prince Waldemar of Prussia, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Berlin
Prince Waldemar was the son of Victoria, Princess Royal and Kaiser Frederick III of Germany. He died of diphtheria at age 11, three months after his aunt Princess Alice and her daughter Princess May died from the same disease.

February 10, 2005 - Engagement of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles announced
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Post by Susan » Thu February 11th, 2010, 1:58 am

Today in royal history:

February 11, 660 BC - Traditional founding of Japan by Emperor Jimmu Tenno

February 11, 1466 - Birth of Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV, wife of Henry VII, at Westminster Palace

February 11, 1503 - Death of Elizabeth of York, wife of Henry VII, daughter of Edward IV, at the Tower of London; buried at Westminster Abbey
Elizabeth died on her 37th birthday from complications of childbirth. Her daughter Katherine was born on February 2, 1503 and died on February 18, 1503. Elizabeth was the daughter of Edward IV, the sister of Edward V, the niece of Richard III, the wife of Henry VII, the mother of Henry VIII and the grandmother of Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I.

February 11, 1511 - Death of Henry, Duke of Cornwall, son of Henry VIII, at Richmond Palace, Surrey; buried at Westminster Abbey
This little Prince was the New Year's baby (born January 1, 1511) who brought so much joy and hope to his parents, Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon. Think of how different England would have been if this little Prince had lived and succeeded his father!

February 11, 1929 – Death of Prince Johann II of Liechtenstein in Valtice, in the current Czech Republic, buried at Liechtenstein Crypt in Vranov nearby Brno, Czech Republic

February 11, 1948 - Birth of Prince Katsura of Japan
Prince Katsura, the second son of Prince Mikasa, is a first cousin to Emperor Akihito. He was paralyzed from the waist down after suffering from a stroke in 1988 and uses a wheelchair.
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Post by Ash » Thu February 11th, 2010, 1:05 pm

On Feb. 11, 1945, President Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin signed the Yalta Agreement during World War II.

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Post by Susan » Fri February 12th, 2010, 12:23 am

Today in royal history:

February 12, 1554 - Execution of Lady Jane Grey at the Tower of London; buried at St. Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London

February 12, 1627 – Death of Prince Karl I of Liechtenstein, buried at the Liechtenstein Crypt in Vranov nearby Brno, Czech Republic

February 12, 1689 – Death of Marie Louise of Orléans, first wife of Charles II of Spain, in Madrid; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial

February 12, 1768 - Birth of Francis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor

February 12, 1771 - Death of Adolf Fredrik of Sweden at Stockholm Palace; buried at Riddarholmen Church

February 12, 1912 - Abdication of the last emperor of China, Hsuan Tung (P'u Yi)

February 12, 1932 - Birth of Princess Astrid of Norway, daughter of King Olav V and sister of King Harald V
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Post by Susan » Sun February 14th, 2010, 1:30 pm

Yesterday in royal history:

February 13, 858 – Death of Kenneth I of Scotland (Kenneth MacAlpin) at Forteviot, Perthshire, Scotland; buried at Isle of Iona, Scotland

February 13, 1177 - Wedding of Joan of England, daughter of Henry II, and William II the Good, King of Sicily at Palermo, Sicily

February 13, 1542 - Execution of Katherine Howard, Henry VIII's fifth wife, at the Tower of London; buried at St. Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London

February 13, 1660 - Death Karl X Gustav of Sweden at Gothenburg, Sweden; buried at Riddarholmen Church

February 13, 1662 - Death of Princess Elizabeth, daughter of James I, wife of Elector Frederick V of Palatinate, at Leicester House, London; buried at Westminster Abbey

February 13, 1689 - William III and Mary II take the throne together

February 13, 1956 – Birth of Princess Alia bint Al Hussein of Jordan, daughter of King Hussein and his first wife Princess Dina Al Hussein
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Post by Susan » Sun February 14th, 2010, 1:32 pm

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

Today in royal history:

February 14, 1317 – Death of Marguerite of France, second wife of Edward I, at Marlborough Castle, Wiltshire; buried at Grey Friars Church, Newgate, London

February 14, 1400 - Murder of deposed Richard II at Pontefract Castle; buried at Westminster Abbey

February 14, 1613 - Wedding of Princess Elizabeth, daughter of James I, and Frederick V of Palatinate at Chapel Royal, Whitehall Palace, London
Elizabeth and Frederick are ancestors of the current British Royal Family through their daughter Sophia, Electress of Hanover who was named heir to the British throne in the 1701 Act of Settlement. However, it was Elizabeth's grandson George who became the first British Hanover king.

February 14, 1714 – Death of Maria Luisa of Savoy, first wife of Philip V of Spain, in Madrid; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial

February 14, 1847 – Birth of Maria Pia of Savoy, wife of Luís I of Portugal

February 14, 1945 - Birth of Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein

February 14, 1981 - Wedding of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and Maria Teresa Mestre y Batista
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Post by Susan » Tue February 16th, 2010, 12:07 am

Today in royal history:

February 15, 1710 – Birth of Louis XV of France

February 15, 1922 – Death of Princess Catherine Dolgorukova, morganatic wife of Tsar Alexander II of Russia, in Nice, France; buried at in the Cimetière Russe de Caucade, Nice

February 15, 1952 – Funeral of George VI

February 16, 1337 - Birth of William of Hatfield, son of Edward III, at Hatfield House, Hertsfordshire
William was the second son and fourth child of Edward III and Philippa of Hainault. He died in July of 1337 and was buried at York Minster.

February 16, 1819 - Death of Prince Honoré IV of Monaco
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Post by Susan » Tue February 16th, 2010, 11:36 pm

Today in royal history:

February 17, 1461 – 2nd Battle of St. Albans, the Lancastrians defeat the Yorkist Earl of Warwick who leaves his hostage, Henry VI, under a tree

February 17, 1598 - Boris Godunov is elected Tsar of Russia

February 17, 1718 - Death of Prince George William, son of George II, at Kensington Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey
The third son and sixth child of George, Prince of Wales (later George II) and Caroline of Ansbach. An argument between his parents and his grandfather regarding the choice of godparents caused his parents to be thrown out of St. James' Palace. George I got his way regarding the godparents. Little George William died at age 4 months and was buried at Westminster Abbey.

February 17, 1729 – Death of Johann Ernst IV, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

February 17, 1861 - Birth of Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont, wife of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, at Arolsen, Waldeck, Germany

February 17, 1934 – Death of Albert I of the Belgians in a climbing accident at Marche-les-Dames, Ardennes, Belgium; buried in the Church of Our Lady, Laeken, Belgium

February 17, 1954 - Birth of Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg
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Post by Susan » Thu February 18th, 2010, 12:39 am

Today in royal history:

February 18, 1478 – Execution of George, the Duke of Clarence, who opposed his brother Edward IV, in the Tower of London; buried at Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucester

February 18, 1516 - Birth of Mary I at Greenwich Palace

February 18, 1790 – Death of Elisabeth of Württemberg, first wife of Francis I of Austria; buried at the Imperial Crypt, Vienna
Elisabeth died in childbirth at age 23.

February 18, 1861 - Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia becomes the first King of a united Italy

February 18, 1947 - Birth of Princess Christina of the Netherlands, daughter of Queen Juliana
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