April 19: Today in Royal History

Prince Hendrik of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, husband of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands; Photo Credit – Wikipedia

April 19, 1320 – Birth of Pedro I, King of Portugal
Wikipedia: Pedro I, King of Portugal

April 19, 1390 – Death of King Robert II of Scotland at Dundonald Castle; buried at Scone Abbey in Scone, Scotland
Wikipedia: King Robert II of Scotland

April 19, 1658 – Death of Kirsten Munk, morganatic second wife of King Christian IV of Denmark, at Boller Castle in Horsens, Denmark; buried at Saint Canute’s Cathedral in Odense, Denmark
Wikipedia: Kirsten Munk, Countess of Schleswig-Holstein

April 19, 1689 – Death of Queen Christina of Sweden in Rome, Italy; buried at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Italy
Queen Christina secretly converted to Catholicism and eventually abdicated to practice her religion openly. She moved to Rome and is one of four women buried in St. Peter’s Basilica.
Wikipedia: Queen Christina of Sweden

April 19, 1793 – Birth of Ferdinand I, Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary and Bohemia, in Vienna, Austria
Unofficial Royalty: Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria

April 19, 1876 – Birth of Prince Hendrik of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, husband of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, in Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Germany)
Full name: Heinrich Wladimir Albrecht Ernst
Unofficial Royalty: Prince Hendrik of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Prince of the Netherlands

April 19, 1956 – Wedding of Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Grace Kelly at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Monaco
Unofficial Royalty: Wedding of Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly
Unofficial Royalty: Rainier III of Monaco
Unofficial Royalty: Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco

April 19, 1968 – Birth of King Mswati III of Swaziland at Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital in Manzini, Swaziland
Unofficial Royalty: King Mswati III of Swaziland

April 19, 2016 – Birth of Prince Alexander of Sweden, Duke of Södermanland, son of Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, at Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden
Full name: Alexander Erik Hubertus Bertil
Wikipedia: Prince Alexander of Sweden, Duke of Södermanland