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Post by Susan » Fri August 20th, 2010, 12:04 am

August 20 in royal history:

August 20, 1752 – Birth of Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt, wife of Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

August 20, 1783 - Death of Prince Alfred, son of George III, at Windsor Castle, buried at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

August 20, 2003 - Birth of Prince Gabriel of Belgium, son of Crown Prince Philippe
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Post by Susan » Sat August 21st, 2010, 1:49 am

August 21 in royal history:

August 21, 1643 – Birth of Afonso VI of Portugal

August 21, 1745 – Wedding of Peter III of Russia and Sophia of Anhalt-Zerbst (Empress Catherine II “the Great”)

August 21, 1765 - Birth of William IV at Buckingham Palace

August 21, 1813 – Death of Sofia Magdalena of Denmark and Norway, wife of Gustav III of Sweden, at Ulriksdal Palace; buried at Riddarholmen Church

August 21, 1858 – Birth of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria

August 21, 1930 - Birth of Princess Margaret, daughter of George VI, at Glamis Castle

August 21, 1963 - Birth of Mohammed VI of Morocco
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Post by Susan » Sun August 22nd, 2010, 1:19 am

August 22 in royal history:

August 22, 1350 – Death of Philip VI of France (the Fortunate) at Nogent-le-Roi, Eure-et-Loir, France; buried at St. Denis Basilica

August 22, 1358 – Death of Isabella de France, wife of Edward II, at Castle Rising, Norfolk, England, buried at Grey Friars Church, Newgate, London

August 22, 1485 - Death of Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth, buried at Grey Friars Abbey, Leicester; Henry VII becomes king

August 22, 1642 - English Civil War begins when Charles I calls Parliament and its soldiers traitors and raises his standard against the Parliamentarian Army in Nottingham

August 22, 1658 – Birth of Johann Ernst IV, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

August 22, 1705 - Wedding of George II and Caroline of Ansbach at Schloss Herrenhausen, Hanover, Germany

August 22, 1860 – Birth of Eleonore of Reuss-Köstritz, second wife of Tsar Ferdinand of Bulgaria

August 22, 1878 – Death of Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, fourth wife of Ferdinand VII of Spain, at Le Havre, France; buried at the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real

August 22, 1893 – Death of Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Ernest was the brother of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband.
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Post by Susan » Mon August 23rd, 2010, 12:53 am

August 23 in royal history:

August 23, 963 – Birth of Richard II, Duke of Normandy

August 23, 1387 – Death of Olaf IV of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden at Falsterbo Castle; buried at Sorø

August 23, 1740 - Birth Tsar Ivan VI of Russia

August 23, 1754 - Birth of Louis XVI of France

August 23, 1836 – Birth of Marie Henriette of Austria, wife of Leopold II of the Belgians

August 23, 1951- Birth of Lisa Najeeb Halaby, Queen Noor of Jordan, fourth wife of King Hussein
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Post by Susan » Mon August 23rd, 2010, 8:41 pm

August 24 in royal history:

August 24, 1113 – Birth of Geoffrey V (the Handsome), Count of Anjou
Geoffrey was the father of Henry II of England.

August 24, 1198 – Birth of Alexander II of Scotland

August 24, 1200 - Wedding of King John and Isabella of Angouleme at Bordeaux, France

August 24, 1507 - Death of Cecily of York, daughter of Edward IV, at Quarr Abbey, Isle of Wight, England, buried at Quarr Abbey

August 24, 1772 – Birth of William I of the Netherlands

August 24, 1865 – Birth of Ferdinand I of the Romania

August 24, 1945 – Death of Stéphanie of Belgium, wife of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria; buried at Pannonhalma Benedictine Archabbey, Hungary

August 24, 1995 - Birth of Lady Amelia Windsor, daughter of George Windsor, Earl of St. Andrews
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Post by Susan » Wed August 25th, 2010, 1:42 am

August 25 in royal history:

August 25, 1270 - Death of Louis IX of France at Tunis (currently in Tunisia); originally buried in Tunis where a Tomb of Saint-Louis can still be seen, his entrails were sealed in an urn and placed in the Basilica of Monreale, Palermo, Italy where they still remain, eventually buried at the Basilica of Saint Denis
Louis was canonized in 1297. St. Louis, Missouri is named after him.

August 25, 1482 – Death of Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry VI, at Château de Dampiere, Anjou, France, buried at St. Maurice's Cathedral, Angers

August 25, 1530 - Birth of Tsar Ivan IV (the Terrible) of Russia

August 25, 1699 – Death of Christian V of Denmark and Norway in Copenhagen after a hunting accident; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

August 25, 1707 – Birth of Louis I of Spain

August 25, 1786 – Birth of Ludwig I of Bavaria

August 25, 1845 - Birth of Ludwig II of Bavaria

August 25, 1862 – Death of Mathilde of Bavaria, wife of Louis III, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine

August 25, 1942 - Death of George, Duke of Kent, son of George V and brother of George VI, when a military plane taking him to Iceland, crashed in Scotland, buried at Frogmore, Windsor
George, Duke of Kent is the father of the current Duke of Kent, Prince Michael of Kent and Princess Alexandra of Kent. Michael was 6 weeks old when his father was killed.

August 25, 2001 - Wedding of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby
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Post by Susan » Wed August 25th, 2010, 11:36 pm

August 26 in royal history:

August 26, 1551 – Death of Margareta Leijonhufvud, second wife of Gustav I of Sweden; buried at Uppsala Cathedral

August 26, 1819 - Birth of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, husband of Queen Victoria, at Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, Germany

August 26, 1850 – Death of Louis-Philippe I, King of the French, in exile at Claremont, Surrey, England; buried at the Chapelle Royale in Dreux, France

August 26, 1944 - Birth of Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester at Barnwell Manor, Northamptonshire

August 26, 1988 - Birth of Princess Maria Laura of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este, daughter of Princess Astrid of Belgium
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Post by Susan » Wed August 25th, 2010, 11:37 pm

August 27 in royal history:

August 27, 1487 – Birth of Anna of Brandenburg, first wife of the future Frederick I of Denmark

August 27, 1758 – Death of Bárbara of Portugal, wife of Ferdinand VI of Spain, at Palacio Real de Aranjuez; buried at Salesas Reales Church (Santa Barbara) in Madrid

August 27, 1968 – Death of Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent at Kensington Palace, buried at Frogmore, Windsor
Princess Marina was the daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Grand Duchess Helen Vladimirovna of Russia. She was the last foreign princess to marry into the British royal family.

August 27, 1975 - Death of deposed Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie

August 27, 1979 - Assassination of Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Prince Philip's uncle and a great-grandson of Queen Victoria, at Mullaghmore, County Sligo in the Republic of Ireland; buried at Romsey Abbey
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Post by Susan » Fri August 27th, 2010, 12:56 am

August 28 in royal history:

August 28, 933 – Birth of Richard I, Duke of Normandy

August 28, 1667 – Birth of Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, first wife of Frederick IV of Denmark

August 28, 1789 – Birth of Stéphanie de Beauharnais, wife of Karl, Grand Duke of Baden

August 28, 1853 – Birth of Prince Franz I of Liechtenstein

August 28, 1943 – Death of Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria at Sofia, Bulgaria; originally buried at Rila Monastery, re-buried in the courtyard of the Vrana Palace during the Communist regime, at a later date the coffin was removed to an unknown location

August 28, 1972 - Death of Prince William of Gloucester in an airplane accident at an air show at Halfpenny Green, near Wolverhampton, buried at Frogmore, Windsor
Prince William was a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and brother of the current Duke of Gloucester. William would have been Duke of Gloucester had he lived.

August 28, 1996 - Divorce of the Prince and Princess of Wales

August 28, 1999 - Birth of Prince Nikolai of Denmark, son of Prince Joachim
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Post by Susan » Fri August 27th, 2010, 12:57 am

August 29 in royal history:

August 29, 1189 – Wedding of King John and Isabel of Gloucester, at Marlborough Castle, Wiltshire
This marriage was annulled in 1199.

August 29, 1790 – Birth of Leopold I, Grand Duke of Baden

August 29, 1815 - Wedding of Ernest, Duke of Cumberland, son of George III, and Frederica of Mecklenberg-Strelitz, at Carlton House, London

August 29, 1935 – Death of Astrid of Sweden, wife of Leopold III of Belgium, in a car accident near their villa at Küssnacht am Rigi, Schwyz, Switzerland; buried at the Church of Our Lady in Laeken, Belgium
Tragically, Queen Astrid and her unborn child died in a car accident when the car, driven by her husband, plunged down a ravine. Astrid was the mother of the last Belgian king, Baudouin, the current Belgian king Albert II and the late Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte of Luxembourg.

August 29, 1966 – Death of Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, wife of Manuel II of Portugal, at Münchhöf, Baden, Germany

August 29, 1968 - Wedding of Harald V of Norway and Sonja Haraldsen
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