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Post by Susan » Wed April 13th, 2011, 11:00 pm

April 14 in royal history:

April 14, 1471 - The Yorkists under Edward IV defeats the Lancastrians under the Earl of Warwick at the Battle of Barnet; Warwick is killed and Edward IV resumes the throne

April 14, 1578 – Birth of Philip III of Spain

April 14, 1857 - Birth of Princess Beatrice, daughter of Queen Victoria, at Buckingham Palace

April 14, 1867 - Birth of Prince Christian Victor of Schleswig-Holstein, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Windsor Castle

April 14, 1818 – Birth of Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, wife of George V of Hanover

April 14, 1940 - Birth of Countess Marie Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau, wife of Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein
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Post by Susan » Wed April 13th, 2011, 11:01 pm

April 15 in royal history:

April 15, 1646 – Birth of Christian V of Denmark

April 15, 1684 - Birth of Empress Catherine I of Russia
Born Martha Skavronskaya, Catherine was the daughter of Samuil Skavronski, a Lithuanian peasant. She was the second wife of Peter the Great and became Empress in her own right after his death.

April 15, 1776 – Death of Wilhelmina Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt in childbirth, first wife of the future Tsar Paul I of Russia, in St. Petersburg
Name after marriage: Natalia Alexeievna

April 15, 1719 – Death of Françoise d'Aubigné Scarron, morganatic second wife of Louis XIV of France, at Saint-Cyr-l'École; buried in the choir at St-Cyr
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Post by Susan » Sun April 24th, 2011, 8:57 pm

No dates last because I was away.

April 25 in royal history:

April 25, 1214 – Birth of Louis IX of France

April 25, 1284 - Birth of Edward II at Caernarvon Castle in Wales
Edward was the first English Prince of Wales.

April 25, 1464 – Yorkists win the Battle of Hedgeley Moor

April 25, 1775 – Birth of Charlotte of Spain, wife of João VI of Portugal

April 25, 1776 - Birth of Princess Mary, daughter of George III, at Buckingham Palace

April 25, 1843 - Birth of Princess Alice, daughter of Queen Victoria, at Buckingham Palace
Alice was the mother of the last Romanov empress, Alexandra Feodorovna. She is also the great grandmother of Prince Philip.

April 25, 1897 - Birth of Mary, Princess Royal, daughter of George V, at Marlborough House, London

April 25, 1941 – Princess Muna al-Hussein of Jordan, second wife of King Hussein and mother of King Abdullah II
Born Antoinette Avril Gardiner
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Post by Susan » Mon April 25th, 2011, 11:37 pm

April 26 in royal history:

April 26, 121 - Birth of Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor

April 26, 1575 – Birth of Marie de' Medici, second wife of Henri IV of France

April 26, 1648 – Birth of Pedro II of Portugal

April 26, 1721 - Birth of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, son of George II, at Leicester House, London

April 26, 1776 – Death of Wilhelmina Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt in childbirth, first wife of the future Tsar Paul I of Russia

April 26, 1782 – Birth of Maria Amalia Teresa of the Two Sicilies, wife of Louis-Philippe of the French

April 26, 1898 – Wedding of Christian X of Denmark and Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

April 26, 1923 - Wedding of Albert, Duke of York, the future George VI, and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon at Westminster Abbey

April 26, 1986 - Birth of Prince Philippos of Greece, son of King Constantine II
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Post by Susan » Wed April 27th, 2011, 12:30 am

April 27 in royal history:

April 27, 1650 – Birth of Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Cassel, wife of Christian V of Denmark

April 27, 1806 – Birth of Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, fourth wife of Ferdinand VII of Spain

April 27, 1848 – Birth of Otto I of Bavaria

April 27, 1882 - Wedding of Prince Leopold, son of Queen Victoria, to Princess Helena of Waldeck at St. George's Chapel, Windsor

April 27, 1931 – Death of Prince Albert, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, at Berlin, Germany

April 27, 1967 - Birth of Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange
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Post by Susan » Thu April 28th, 2011, 12:16 am

April 28 in royal history:

April 28, 1442 - Birth of Edward IV at Rouen, France

April 28, 1841 – Wedding of Tsar Alexander II of Russia and Marie of Hesse and by Rhine
After her marriage, Marie took the name Maria Alexandrovna.

April 28, 1950 - Wedding of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand and Sirikit Somdech Pharaborom Rajininath

April 28, 1964 - Birth of Lady Helen Windsor, daughter of the Duke of Kent
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Post by Susan » Thu April 28th, 2011, 11:28 pm

April 29 in royal history:

April 29, 1818 – Birth of Tsar Alexander II of Russia

April 29, 1901 - Birth of Emperor Hirohito of Japan

April 29, 1944 - Birth of Princess Benedikte of Denmark, daughter of Frederik IX, sister of Margrethe II

April 29, 1964 – Wedding of Princess Irene of the Netherlands and Carlos Hugo de Bourbon Parma
The couple divorced in 1981.

April 29, 2003 - Birth of Maud Angelica Behn, daughter of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway

April 29, 2007 – Birth of Infanta Sofia of Spain, daughter of Felipe, Prince of Asturias

April 29, 2011 - Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton
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Post by Susan » Sat April 30th, 2011, 1:08 am

April 30 in royal history:

April 30, 1245 – Birth of Philip III of France

April 30, 1290 - Wedding of Joan of Acre, daughter of Edward I, and Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester at Westminster Abbey

April 30, 1553 – Birth of Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont, wife of Henri III of France

April 30, 1632 – Death of Sigismund III Vasa of Sweden at Warsaw, Poland; buried at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Stanisław and Vaclav, Warsaw

April 30, 1662 - Birth of Mary II at St. James' Palace

April 30, 1857 - Death of Princess Mary, daughter of George III, at Gloucester House, Piccadilly, London; buried at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

April 30, 1882 – Death of Marie of Waldeck-Pyrmont, wife of William II of Württemberg, in Stuttgart; buried at the Old Cemetery in Ludwigsburg

April 30, 1909 - Birth of Princess Juliana of the Netherlands, formerly Queen Juliana
April 30, 1980 - Abdication of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands; her daughter Beatrix becomes queen

April 30, 1939 – Birth of Pieter van Vollenhoven, husband of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands

April 30, 1946 - Birth of Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden

April 30, 1991 – Death of Ghislaine Marie Francoise Dommanget, wife of Prince Louis II of Monaco; buried at the Cimetiere de Passy
Paris, France

April 30, 2002 - Birth of Miguel de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón, third child of Infanta Cristina of Spain
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Post by Susan » Sat April 30th, 2011, 8:02 pm

Can it be May already?

May 1 in royal history:

May 1, 1118 – Death of Edith of Scotland, first wife of Henry I, at the Palace of Westminster; buried at Westminster Abbey

May 1, 1464 - Wedding of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville at Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire

May 1, 1539 – Death of Isabel of Portugal, wife of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, in Toldeo; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial

May 1, 1707 – Kingdom of England & Kingdom of Scotland form the United Kingdom of Great Britain

May 1, 1850 - Birth of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, son of Queen Victoria, at Buckingham Palace

May 1, 1920 - Death of Margaret of Connaught, wife of Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, at Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden; buried at Royal Burial Ground in Haga north of Stockholm
Margaret (known as Daisy in her family), daughter of Arthur, Duke of Connaught and granddaughter of Queen Victoria, married Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, son of King Gustav V. While she was pregnant with her sixth child, Margaret died from an infection following a mastoid operation. Her death was completely unexpected and greatly mourned by the Swedish people. Among Margaret's surviving children was Princess Ingrid who married King Frederik IX of Denmark and was the mother of Denmark's present queen, Margrethe, and Anne-Marie, the wife of the former King Constantine of Greece. After her death, Margaret's husband married Lady Louise Mountbatten, the sister of Lord Mountbatten and the aunt of Prince Philip. Gustaf Adolf succeeded to the Swedish throne as King Gustav VI Adolf and was succeeded by his grandson, Carl XVI Gustaf, the current king.

May 1, 1963 - Birth of Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg

May 1, 1964 - Birth of Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, daughter of Princess Margaret
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Post by Susan » Sun May 1st, 2011, 7:58 pm

May 2 in royal history:

May 2, 1700 – Birth of Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg, wife of Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

May 2, 1729 - Birth of Empress Catherine II (the Great) of Russia, born Princess Sophie Augusta Fredericka of Anhalt-Zerbst

May 2, 1816 – Wedding of Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld at Carlton House, London

May 2, 1831 - Wedding of Prince Augustus, son of George III, and Cecilia Underwood at Great Cumberland Place, London
This marriage was in contravention of the Royal Marriages Act and was considered void. It was the second such marriage Augustus made.

May 2, 1870 – Death of Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich, son of Tsar Alexander III of Russia
The little Grand Duke died of meningitis at the age of 11 months.

May 2, 1896 – Birth of Helen of Greece, wife of King Carol II of Romania

May 2, 1914 - Death of John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, husband of Princess Louise, at Kent House, Cowes, Isle of Wight; buried at Kilmun Collegiate Church in Kilmun, Scotland

May 2, 1935 - Birth of King Hussein ibn Talal of Jordan
May 2, 1953 - King Hussein of Jordan assumes full constitutional rule
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