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Post by Susan » Sat November 20th, 2010, 3:21 am

November 20 in royal history:

November 20, 996 – Death of Richard I, Duke of Normandy

November 20, 1737 – Death of Caroline of Ansbach, wife of George II, at St. James Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey

November 20, 1851 – Birth of Margherita of Savoy, wife of Umberto I of Italy

November 20, 1925 - Death of Alexandra of Denmark, wife of Edward VII, at Sandringham House, Norfolk; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

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

November 20, 1947 - Wedding of Elizabeth II and Philip of Greece at Westminster Abbey

November 20, 1992 - Fire seriously damages Windsor Castle

November 20, 1995 - BBC Television broadcasts the Panorama interview with the Princess of Wales who admits being unfaithful to the Prince of Wales
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Post by Susan » Sat November 20th, 2010, 8:01 pm

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.

November 21, 1761 – Birth of Dorothea Jordan, mistress of William IV

November 21, 1840 - Birth of Victoria, Princess Royal, Queen Victoria's eldest child, at Buckingham Palace

November 21, 1916 - Death of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria at Schönbrunn Palace; buried at the Imperial Crypt in Vienna
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Post by Susan » Mon November 22nd, 2010, 1:33 am

November 22 in royal history:

November 22, 1286 – Death of Eric V of Denmark

November 22, 1515 – Birth of Marie of Guise, wife of James V of Scotland

November 22, 1602 – Birth of Elisabeth of Bourbon, first wife of Philip IV of Spain

November 22, 1728 – Birth of Karl Friedrich, 1st Grand Duke of Baden

November 22, 1975 - Juan Carlos proclaimed king of Spain
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Post by Susan » Tue November 23rd, 2010, 12:15 am

November 23 in royal history:

November 23, 1243 - Wedding of Richard, Earl of Cornwall and Sanchia of Provence at Westminster Abbey

November 23, 1503 – Death of Margaret of York, wife of Charles I, Duke of Burgundy and sister of Edward IV and Richard III

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.

November 23, 1589 - Wedding of James I and Anne of Denmark at the Old Bishop’s Palace in Oslo, Norway

November 23, 1609 – Birth of Sophia Eleonore of Saxony, wife of George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

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.

November 23, 1890 - Death of William III of the Netherlands at Het Loo, near Apeldoorn; buried at Nieuwe Kerk, Delft

November 23, 1965 – Death of Elisabeth of Bavaria, wife of Albert I of the Belgians; buried at the Royal Crypt in the Church of Our Lady in Laeken, Belgium
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Post by Susan » Wed November 24th, 2010, 12:16 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.

November 24, 1615 - Wedding of Louis XIII of France and Anne of Austria

November 24, 1655 – Birth of Charles XI of Sweden

November 24, 1715 – Death of Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, wife of Charles X of Sweden; buried at Riddarholm Church in Stockholm

November 24, 1724 – Birth of Maria Amalia of Saxony, wife of Charles III of Spain

November 24, 1741 – Death of Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden at Stockholm; buried at Riddarholm Church

November 24, 1960 – Death of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia in Toronto, Canada; buried at York Cemetery, Toronto
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Post by Susan » Thu November 25th, 2010, 1:02 am

November 25 in royal history:

November 25, 1034 – Death of Malcolm II of Scotland at Glamis Castle; buried at Isle of Iona, Scotland

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.

November 25, 1253 - Birth of Katherine, daughter of Henry III, at the Palace of Westminster

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.

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.

November 25, 1868 – Birth of Grand Duke Ernest Louis of Hesse and by Rhine, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Neues Palais, Darmstadt
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.

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 Duke Ernest Louis 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.

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
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Post by Susan » Fri November 26th, 2010, 2:24 am

November 26 in royal history:

November 26, 1252 – Death of Blanche of Castile, wife of Louis VIII of France

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

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

November 26, 1869 - Birth of Princess Maud, daughter of Edward VII, wife of Haakon VII of Norway, at Marlborough House, London

November 26, 1894 - Wedding of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Alix of Hesse and by Rhine

November 26, 1992 – Birth of Louis Ducruet, son of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco

November 26, 1992 - British government announces that Queen Elizabeth II had volunteered to start paying taxes on her personal income
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Post by Susan » Fri November 26th, 2010, 10:19 pm

November 27 in royal history:

November 27, 1635 – Birth of Françoise d'Aubigné, morganatic second wife of Louis XIV of France

November 27, 1640 - Birth of Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland, mistress of Charles II
Among Barbara's descendants are Diana, Princess of Wales and Sir Anthony Eden, British Prime Minister from 1955-1957.

November 27, 1833 – Birth of Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge
Mary Adelaide was the mother of Queen Mary and the first cousin of Queen Victoria.
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Post by Susan » Sun November 28th, 2010, 2:43 am

November 28 in royal history:

November 28, 1170 – Death of Owain Gwynedd, Prince of Gwynedd

November 28, 1290 – Death of Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I, at Harby, Nottinghamshire; buried at Westminster Abbey

November 28, 1489 - Birth of Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, at the Palace of Westminster

November 28, 1700 – Birth of Sophia Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, Christian VI of Denmark and Norway

November 28, 1706 - Wedding of Sophia Dorothea, daughter of George I, and Frederick William I of Prussia at Berlin, Prussia

November 28, 1811 – Birth of Maximilian II of Bavaria

November 28, 1857 – Birth of Alfonso XII of Spain

November 28, 1916 – Birth of Mary Lilian Baels, second wife of Leopold III of the Belgians

November 28, 1935 - Birth of Prince Hitachi of Japan, son of Emperor Hirohito

November 28, 1952 – Death of Elena of Montenegro, wife of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, at Montpellier, France; buried at Saint-Lazare Cemetery in Montpellier

November 28, 1962 - Death of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands at Het Loo near Apeldoorn; buried at Nieuwe Kerk, Delft

November 28, 1982 – Death of Helen of Greece, wife of Carol II of Romania, at Lausanne, Switzerland; buried at the Greek Orthodox Church in Lausanne
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Post by Susan » Sun November 28th, 2010, 9:11 pm

November 29 in royal history:

November 29, 1314 – Death of Philip IV of France at Fontainebleau; buried at St. Denis Basilica

November 29, 1338 - Birth of Lionel of Antwerp, Duke of Clarence, son of Edward III, at Antwerp, Brabant

November 29, 1780 - Death of Maria Theresa, Archduchess of Austria, and Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, at Vienna, buried at the Imperial Crypt, Vienna

November 29, 1818 – Death of Maria Isabel of Portugal, second wife of Ferdinand VII of Spain; buried at the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real

November 29, 1934 - Wedding of Prince George, Duke of Kent, son of George V, and Princess Marina of Greece at Westminster Abbey
Marina was the first cousin of Prince Philip and a Romanov via her mother Grand Duchess Helen Vladimirovna, a first cousin of Tsar Nicholas II. George died in an airplane crash during World War.
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