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Post by Susan » Sun February 20th, 2011, 1:35 am

February 20 in royal history:

February 20, 1513 – Death of King Hans of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden at Aalborghus Castle, Denmark; buried first at the Franciscan Church in Odense, Denmark, later his remains were translated to St. Canute's Cathedral in Odense

February 20, 1547 - Coronation of Edward VI

February 20, 1685 – Death of Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, wife of Frederick III of Denmark, in Copenhagen; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

February 20, 1867 - Birth of Louise, Princess Royal, daughter of Edward VII, at Marlborough House, London
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Post by Susan » Sun February 20th, 2011, 10:32 pm

February 21 in royal history:

February 21, 1437 - Assassination of James I of Scotland at the Monastery of the Friars Preachers, Perth, Scotland; buried at the Carthusian Monastery, Perth

February 21, 1499 - Birth of Edmund, Duke of Somerset, son of Henry VII, at Greenwich Palace, London

February 21, 1584 - Wedding of Johan III of Sweden (2nd marriage) and Gunilla Bielke

February 21, 1728 - Birth of Tsar Peter III of Russia

February 21, 1816 - Wedding of Willem II of the Netherlands and Anna Pavlovna of Russia

February 21, 1937 - Birth of Harald V of Norway at the Crown Prince Residence at Skaugum, Asker, near Oslo

February 21, 1980 – Birth of Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Dragon King of Bhutan

February 21, 1986 - Birth of Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este, son of Princess Astrid of Belgium
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Post by Susan » Mon February 21st, 2011, 10:29 pm

February 22 in royal history:

February 22, 1371 – Death of David II of Scotland at Dundonald Castle; buried at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh

February 22, 1403- Birth of Charles VII of France

February 22, 1933 - Birth of Katharine Worsley, wife of HRH The Duke of Kent, at Hovingham Hall, Yorkshire

February 22, 1957 - Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Elizabeth II, is granted the title Prince of the United Kingdom
Upon his marriage, Philip was created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich with the style of His Royal Highness and appointed a Knight of the Garter by King George VI. However, he was not created a Prince of the United Kingdom for 10 more years.
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Post by Susan » Wed February 23rd, 2011, 1:07 am

February 23 in royal history:

February 23, 1447 - Death of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, son of Henry IV, at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk; buried at St. Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire

February 23, 1779 - Birth of Prince Octavius, son of George III, at Buckingham Palace

February 23, 1918 – Death of Adolf Friedrich VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

February 23, 1960 - Death of Alexander, Marquess of Carisbrooke, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Kensington Palace; cremated and ashes buried at St. Mildred’s Church, Whippingham, Isle of Wight
Alexander was the son of Princess Beatrice, daughter of Queen Victoria, 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. He was cremated and his ashes were buried at St. Mildred’s Church, Whippingham, Isle of Wight, where his parents were married and are buried.

February 23, 1960 - Birth of Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan at Togu Palace, Tokyo, Japan
February 23, 1990 - Naruhito formally invested as Crown Prince of Japan

February 23, 1969 – Death of King Saud of Saudi Arabia in exile at Athens, Greece; buried at the Alaoud Cemetery in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Post by Susan » Thu February 24th, 2011, 12:02 am

February 24 in royal history:

February 24, 616 – Death of King Ethelbert of Kent

February 24, 1500 - Birth of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (Charles I of Spain)
Charles was the son of Juana of Castile and Philip the Handsome.

February 24, 1767 - Birth of Buddha Loetla Nabhalai, Rama II of Thailand

February 24, 1774 – Birth of Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, son of George III at Buckingham Palace

February 24, 1777 – Birth of José I of Portugal

February 24, 1981 – Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer's engagement announced

February 24, 2002 - Birth of Arrietta Morales y de Grecia, first child of Princess Alexia of Greece and Carlos Morales Quintana
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Post by Susan » Fri February 25th, 2011, 1:04 am

February 25 in royal history:

February 25, 1246 – Death of Dafydd ap Llywelyn, Prince of Wales, Prince of Gwynedd, Prince of Southern Powys at Garth Celyn; buried at Aberconwy Abbey

February 25, 1308 - Coronation of Edward II

February 25, 1558 – Death of Eleanor of Austria, third wife of Manuel I of Portugal and second wife of Francis I of France; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial
Eleanor was the daughter of Juana of Castile and Philip the Handsome.

February 25, 1570 - Elizabeth I excommunicated by Pope Pius V

February 25, 1601 – Execution of Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex and favorite of Elizabeth I, in the Tower of London for high treason

February 25, 1661/2 - Birth of Lady Anne FitzRoy, acknowledged by Charles II as his child by Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland (aka Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine)

February 25, 1713 – Death of Frederick I, King in Prussia in Berlin; buried at Berlin Cathedral

February 25, 1805 – Death of Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, second wife of Frederick William II of Prussia, in Berlin; buried at the Berlin Protestant Cathedral

February 25, 1848 – Birth of William II of Württemberg

February 25, 1883 - Birth of Princess Alice of Albany, the last surviving grandchild of Queen Victoria, at Windsor Castle
Princess Alice was the daughter of Prince Leopold, the youngest son of Queen Victoria, and Princess Helen of Waldeck-Pyrmont. She married the brother of Queen Mary, Prince Alexander of Teck, whose style changed to the Earl of Athlone during World War I. Alice was a hemophilia carrier and transmitted the disease to her son Rupert.

February 25, 1885 – Birth of Princess Alice of Battenberg, mother of Prince Philip, wife of Prince Andrew of Greece

February 25, 1912 – Death of Grand Duke Guillaume IV of Luxembourg at Berg Castle, Luxembourg; buried at buried at the Notre-Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg City
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Post by emr » Fri February 25th, 2011, 7:35 am

[quote=""Susan""]February 25 in royal history:

February 25, 1558 – Death of Eleanor of Austria, third wife of Manuel I of Portugal and second wife of Francis I of France; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial (France)
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They moved the entice building to France? :eek: :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by Susan » Fri February 25th, 2011, 11:56 pm

[quote=""emr""]They moved the entice building to France? :eek: :D :D :D :D :D [/quote]

LOL! I missed that! No, it was a note to myself to post that date in the French section of the royalty forum I help administer! Thanks for pointing it out. Let's see if anyone noticed it over there.
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Post by Susan » Sat February 26th, 2011, 12:00 am

[quote=""Susan""]LOL! I missed that! No, it was a note to myself to post that date in the French section of the royalty forum I help administer! Thanks for pointing it out. Let's see if anyone noticed it over there.[/quote]

No one noticed (France) over at the royalty forum, so emr, you are the official royal dates editor! :)
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Post by Susan » Sat February 26th, 2011, 12:15 am

February 26 in royal history:

February 26, 1275 - Death of Margaret, daughter of Henry III, wife of King Alexander III of Scotland, at Cupar Castle, Fife, Scotland; buried at Dunfermline Abbey, Fife, Scotland

February 26, 1416 - Birth of Christopher of Bavaria, King of Denmark, Sweden and Norway

February 26, 1577 - Death of Eric XIV of Sweden at Örbyhus Castle; buried at Västerås Cathedral

February 26, 1815 - Napoleon escapes from the island of Elba
Napoleon was exiled to the island of Elba. Upon his escape in 1815, he rallied troops and declared himself emperor once again. However, the British and Prussians defeated him once and for all at the Battle of Waterloo.

February 26, 1861 – Birth of Ferdinand I, Tsar of Bulgaria

February 26, 1869 – Birth of Prince Albert of Schleswig-Holstein, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Frogmore House, Windsor
Prince Albert was the son of Princess Helena, daughter of Queen Victoria, and Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein. He never married but succeeded his childless first cousin, Ernst Günther, as titular Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenberg. Shortly before his death, he recognized an illegitimate daughter, Valerie Marie.

February 26, 1909 – Birth of King Talal of Jordan

February 26, 1954 - Birth of Prince Ernst Augustus of Hanover
Ernst is the senior direct male to male descendant of King George III. He is descended from George III's son, Ernest, Duke of Cumberland, who became King of Hanover (due to the Salic Law) following the death of King William IV.

February 26, 1959 - Death of Alexandra, Duchess of Fife, daughter of Alexander Duff, Duke of Fife and Princess Louise, Princess Royal, daughter of Edward VII, at Avenue Road, London; buried at Mar Lodge Chapel, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Alexandra was the Duchess of Fife in her own right.

February 26, 2000 – Death of Giovanna of Savoy, wife of Boris III of Bulgaria, in Estoril, Portugal; buried at the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi in Assisi, Italy
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