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Post by Susan » Sat March 20th, 2010, 12:27 pm

Today in royal history:

March 20, 1413 - Death of Henry IV in the Jerusalem Chamber at Westminster Abbey; buried at Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent

March 20, 1469 - Birth of Cecily of York, daughter of Edward IV, at the Palace of Westminster

March 20, 1811 - Birth of Francois-Charles-Joseph Bonaparte (Napoleon II), son of Napoleon I and his second wife Empress Marie-Louise

March 20, 1816 – Death of Maria I of Portugal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; buried first in the Ajuda Abbey in Rio de Janeiro, since 1821 in the Basílica da Estrela, Lisbon

March 20, 1926 – Death of Lovisa of Sweden, wife of Frederik VIII of Denmark, at Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

March 20, 1934 – Death of Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, wife of William III of the Netherlands, at the Palace Lange Voorhout, The Hague, Netherlands; buried at Nieuwe Kerk, Delft

March 20, 1974 - Kidnap attempt is made on Princess Anne in The Mall near Buckingham Palace

March 20, 1982 - Wedding of Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein and Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg

March 20, 2004 - Death of Princess Juliana of the Netherlands, formerly Queen Juliana, at the Soestdijk Palace in Baarn, the Netherlands; buried at the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft
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Post by Susan » Sun March 21st, 2010, 1:44 am

Today in royal history:

March 21, 1795 – Death of Prince Honoré III of Monaco

March 21, 1819 – Birth and death of Princess Charlotte of Clarence, daughter of William IV, at Fürstenhof Palace, Hanover, Germany
Had she lived, Charlotte would have been Queen instead of her cousin Victoria.

March 21, 1871 - Wedding of Princess Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria, to John Campbell, Lord Lorne later Duke of Argyll, at St. George's Chapel, Windsor

March 21, 1929 – Wedding Olav V of Norway and Märtha of Sweden

March 21, 2002 - Wedding of Mohammed VI of Morocco and Salma Bennani

March 21, 2004 - Birth of Count Claus-Casimir of Orange-Nassau, son of Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands
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Post by Susan » Sun March 21st, 2010, 8:50 pm

Today in royal history:

March 22, 1421 - Death of Thomas, Duke of Clarence, son of Henry IV, at the Battle of Baugé, France; buried at Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent

March 22, 1759– Birth of Hedvig Elizabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, wife of Charles XIII of Sweden

March 22, 1797 - Birth of Wilhelm I, German Emperor, King of Prussia

March 22, 1852 – Death of Marie Sophie of Hesse-Cassel, wife of Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway, at Frederiksberg Palace; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

March 22, 1956 - Birth of Maria Teresa Mestre y Batista, wife of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg
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Post by Susan » Mon March 22nd, 2010, 10:47 pm

Today in royal history:

March 23, 1429 - Birth of Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry VI, at Pont-à-Mousson, Lorraine, France

March 23, 1801 - Murder of Tsar Paul I of Russia at the Mikhailovsky Castle, St. Petersburg; buried at the Fortress of Sts. Peter and Paul

March 23, 1990 - Birth of Princess Eugenie of York at Portland Hospital, London
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Post by Susan » Tue March 23rd, 2010, 11:38 pm

Today in royal history:

March 24, 1275 - Death of Beatrice, daughter of Henry III, at London, England; buried at Greyfriars Church, Newgate, London
Beatrice was the second daughter and third child of Henry III and his wife Eleanor of Provence. Beatrice married John of Dreux, Earl of Richmond at age 18 and they had four sons and three daughters.

March 24, 1603 - Death of Elizabeth I at Richmond Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey

March 24, 1628 – Birth of Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, wife of Frederick III of Denmark

March 24, 1805 – Death of Prince Alois I of Liechtenstein, buried at the Liechtenstein Crypt in Vranov, Czech Republic

March 24, 1866 – Death of Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies, wife of Louis-Philippe I of the French, in exile, at Claremont in Surrey in England; buried first at Weybridge, England, re-buried in 1876 in the Orléans Mausoleum in the Royal Chapel at Dreux

March 24, 1953 - Death of Mary of Teck, wife of George V, at Marlborough House, London; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle
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Post by Susan » Thu March 25th, 2010, 12:00 am

Today in royal history:

March 25, 1306 - Robert Bruce crowned King of Scots at Scone
Robert the Bruce, descendant of one of the original contestants for the Scottish throne, took up the struggle for Scotland's independence after the death of William Wallace, and had himself crowned King of Scotland. His daughter Marjorie married Walter Stewart, High Steward of Scotland. Their son Robert took Stewart as his surname and became the first monarch of the Royal House of Stewart.

March 25, 1734 – Wedding of Anne, Princess Royal, daughter of George II, and Prince William IV of Orange at Chapel Royal, St. James Palace
The Dutch royals are descendants of Anne and William.

March 25, 1751 – Death of Fredrik I of Sweden at Stockholm; buried at Riddarholmen Church, Stockholm

March 25, 1975 - Assassination of King Faisal of Saudi Arabia by his nephew Prince Faisal bin Musaid in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; buried at Al Od Cemetery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
On June 18, 1975, Prince Feisal Musaid was publicly beheaded in Riyadh for the assassination of King Faisal.
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Post by Susan » Thu March 25th, 2010, 10:08 pm

Today in royal history:

March 26, 1662 – Birth of Marie Louise of Orléans, first wife of Charles II of Spain

March 26, 1687 - Birth of Sophia Dorothea, daughter of George I, at Hanover, Germany
Sophia Dorothea was the only daughter of George I and Sophia Dorothea of Celle. She was 8 years old when her disgraced mother was divorced and banished to a German castle for the rest of her life. She married her first cousin Crown Prince Frederick William of Prussia and became Queen of Prussia in 1713. Frederick and Sophia Dorothea had seven sons and seven daughters and were the parents of Frederick the Great. Sophia survived her husband for 17 years, died at the Palace of Monbijou near Berlin and was buried at Potsdam.

March 26, 2005 – Birth of Countess Luana van Oranje-Nassau Jonkvrouwe, van Amsberg, daughter of Prince Johan Friso of the Netherlands
Full name: Emma Luana Ninette Sophie
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Post by Susan » Sat March 27th, 2010, 12:33 am

Today in royal history:

March 27, 1625 - Death of James I at Theobold's Park, Hertfordshire; buried at Westminster Abbey

March 27, 1714 – Death of Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Cassel, wife of Christian V of Denmark and Norway, at Charlottenborg Palace; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

March 27, 1785 - Birth of Louis XVII, pretender to the throne during the French Revolution

March 27, 1837 - Death of Maria Fitzherbert, morganatic wife of George IV, at Brighton, Sussex; buried at St. John the Baptist's Church, Kemp Town, Brighton
George married Mrs. Fitzherbert against the Royal Marriages Act and the Act of Settlement. He was 22 at the time of the marriage and married without his father's permission. In addition, Mrs. Fitzherbert was a Roman Catholic. The marriage was invalid under the term of the Royal Marriages Act.

March 27, 1879 – Death of Prince Waldemar of Prussia, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Potsdam; buried at Friedenskirche, Potsdam, Germany
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.
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Post by Susan » Sun March 28th, 2010, 12:46 pm

Today in royal history:

March 28, 1461 – Battle of Ferrybridge, an indecisive battle in the Wars of the Roses

March 28, 1609 – Birth of Frederik III of Denmark and Norway

March 28, 1655 – Death of Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg, wife of Gustav II Adolf of Sweden, at Nyköping, Sweden; buried at Riddarholm Church in Stockholm

March 28, 1835 – Death of Auguste de Beauharnais, 2nd Duke of Leuchtenberg, first husband of Maria II of Portugal; buried at Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

March 28, 1884 - Death of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, son of Queen Victoria, at Villa Nevada, Cannes, France; buried in the Albert Memorial Chapel at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

March 28, 1901 – Birth of Princess Märtha of Sweden, wife of Crown Prince Olav (after her death King Olav V)

March 28, 1910 - Birth of Ingrid of Sweden, wife of Frederick IX of Denmark, mother of Margrethe II of Denmark

March 28, 1965 - Death of Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood, daughter of George V, at Harewood House, Leeds, Yorkshire; buried at Harewood House
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Post by Susan » Sun March 28th, 2010, 9:44 pm

Today in royal history:

March 29, 1461 – Battle of Towton results in a decisive Yorkist victory (Wars of the Roses)

March 29, 1792 – Death of Gustavus III of Sweden, after being shot at a masked ball on March 16, 1792, in Stockholm; buried at the Church of Riddarholmen

March 29, 1871 - Queen Victoria opens Albert Hall in London

March 29, 1980 - Birth of Prince Hamzah of Jordan, son of King Hussein and his fourth wife Queen Noor
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