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March 28: Today in Royal History

Princess Ingrid of Sweden, wife of King Frederick IX of Denmark; Photo Credit – Wikipedia

March 28, 1584 – Death of Tsar Ivan IV (the Terrible) of Russia in Moscow, Russia; buried at the Cathedral of St Michael the Archangel in Moscow, Russia
Wikipedia: Tsar Ivan IV of Russia

March 28, 1609 – Birth of King Frederik III of Denmark and Norway at Haderslevhus Castle in Denmark
Wikipedia: King Frederik III of Denmark

March 28, 1655 – Death of Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg, wife of King Gustav II Adolf of Sweden, at Nyköping, Sweden; buried at Riddarholm Church in Stockholm, Sweden
Wikipedia: Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg, Queen of Sweden

March 28, 1835 – Death of Auguste de Beauharnais, 2nd Duke of Leuchtenberg, first husband of Queen Maria II of Portugal; buried at Monastery of São Vicente de Fora in Lisbon, Portugal
Auguste died two months after his wedding at age 24. He was the grandson of Napoleon’s first wife Josephine from her first marriage.
Wikipedia: Auguste de Beauharnais, 2nd Duke of Leuchtenberg

March 28, 1884 – Death of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, son of Queen Victoria, at Villa Nevada in Cannes, France; buried in the Albert Memorial Chapel at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle
Unofficial Royalty: Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

March 28, 1901 – Birth of Princess Märtha of Sweden, wife of Crown Prince Olav (after her death King Olav V), at the Palace of the Hereditary Prince in Stockholm, Sweden
Full name: Märtha Sofia Lovisa Dagmar Thyra
Unofficial Royalty: Princess Märtha of Sweden, Crown Princess of Norway

March 28, 1910 – Birth of Princess Ingrid of Sweden, wife of King Frederick IX of Denmark, mother of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, in Stockholm, Sweden
Full name: Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta
Ingrid was a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Her mother was Margaret, daughter of Queen Victoria’s son Arthur, Duke of Connaught.
Unofficial Royalty: Princess Ingrid of Sweden, Queen of Denmark

March 28, 1965 – Death of Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood, daughter of King George V of the United Kingdom, at Harewood House in Leeds, Yorkshire, England; buried at Harewood House
Unofficial Royalty: Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood

March 27: Today in Royal History

Tomb of Mary, Duchess of Burgundy; Photo Credit – Susan Flantzer, July 2009

March 27, 972 – Birth of Robert II, King of France
Wikipedia: Robert II, King of France

March 27, 1482 – Death of Mary, Duchess of Burgundy (in her own right) at Wijnendale Castle, Flanders after falling from her horse; buried in the Church of Our Lady in Bruges, Belgium
Wikipedia: Mary, Duchess of Burgundy

March 27, 1615 – Death of Marguerite de Valois, daughter of King Henri II of France, first wife of King Henri IV of France, at the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye; buried at the Basilica of St. Denis near Paris
Wikipedia: Marguerite de Valois, Queen of France

March 27, 1625 – Death of King James I of England at Theobold’s Park in Hertfordshire, England; buried at Westminster Abbey
Unofficial Royalty: King James I of England

March 27, 1714 – Death of Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Cassel, wife of King Christian V of Denmark and Norway, at Charlottenborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark; buried at Roskilde Cathedral in Roskilde, Denmark
Wikipedia: Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Cassel, Queen of Denmark

March 27, 1785 – Birth of King Louis XVII of France, son of King Louis XVI of France and pretender to the throne during the French Revolution, at the Palace of Versailles
Wikipedia: King Louis XVII of France

March 27, 1819 – Birth and death of Princess Charlotte of Clarence, daughter of (the future) King William IV of the United Kingdom, at Fürstenhof Palace in Hanover, Germany
Full name: Charlotte Augusta Louisa
Wikipedia: Princess Charlotte of Clarence

March 27, 1837 – Death of Maria Fitzherbert, morganatic wife of King George IV of the United Kingdom, in Brighton, Sussex, England; buried at St. John the Baptist’s Church in Kemp Town, Brighton, England
George married Mrs. Fitzherbert against the Royal Marriages Act and the Act of Settlement. He was 22 at the time of the marriage and married without his father’s permission.  In addition, Mrs. Fitzherbert was a Roman Catholic. The marriage was invalid under the term of the Royal Marriages Act.
Wikipedia: Maria Fitzherbert

March 27, 1879 – Death of Prince Waldemar of Prussia, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Potsdam, Germany; buried at Friedenskirche in Potsdam, Germany
Prince Waldemar was the son of Victoria, Princess Royal and Friedrich III, German Emperor.  He died of diphtheria at age 11, three months after his aunt Princess Alice and her daughter Princess May died from the same disease.
Unofficial Royalty: Prince Waldemar of Prussia

Royal Birthdays & Wedding Anniversaries: March 26 – April 1

Photo Credit: http://www.albanianroyalcourt.al

35th birthday of Prince Leka of the Albanians, only child of the late Crown Prince Leka and head of the House of Zogu; born at the Sandton Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa on March 26, 1982
Wikipedia: Prince Leka of Albania

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12th birthday of Countess Luana of Orange-Nassau, daughter of Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau; born in London, England on March 26, 2005
Wikipedia: Countess Luana van Oranje-Nassau

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Hamzah of Jordan

Prince Hamzah of Jordan; Photo Credit – http://www.princehamzah.jo

37th birthday of Prince Hamzah of Jordan, son of King Hussein of Jordan and his fourth wife Queen Noor, in Amman, Jordan on March 29, 1980
Unofficial Royalty: Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein of Jordan

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5th birthday of Isla Elizabeth Phillips, daughter of Peter Phillips, granddaughter of Anne, Princess Royal and great granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II; born at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester, England on March 29, 2012
Wikipedia: Isla Phillips

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March 26: Today in Royal History

Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, Queen of Prussia; Credit – Wikipedia

March 26, 1130 – Death of King Sigurd I of Norway in Oslo, Norway; buried at St. Hallvard’s Cathedral in Oslo, Norway
Wikipedia: King Sigurd I of Norway

March 26, 1131 – Birth of King Malcolm III of Scotland
Wikipedia: King Malcolm III of Scotland

March 26, 1212 – Death of King Sancho I of Portugal at Coimbra, Portugal; buried at Santa Cruz Monastery in Coimbra, Portugal
Wikipedia: King Sancho I of Portugal

March 26, 1662 – Birth of Marie Louise of Orléans, first wife of King Charles II of Spain, at Palais-Royal in Paris, France
Wikipedia: Marie Louise of Orléans, Queen of Spain

March 26, 1687 – Birth of Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, daughter of King George I of Great Britain, at Hanover, Germany
Unofficial Royalty: Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, Queen of Prussia

March 26, 1868 – Birth of Fuad I, King of Egypt
Unofficial Royalty: Fuad I, King of Egypt

March 26, 1949 – Birth of Princess Margareta of Romania, eldest daughter of King Mihai (Michael) of Romania
Unofficial Royalty: Princess Margareta of Romania

March 26, 1982 – Birth of Prince Leka of the Albanians, only child of Crown Prince Leka and current head of the House of Zogu
Full Name: Leka Anwar Zog Reza Baudouin Msiziwe Zogu
Wikipedia: Prince Leka of the Albanians

March 26, 2005 – Birth of Countess Luana of Orange-Nassau, daughter of Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau
Full name: Emma Luana Ninette Sophie
Wikipedia: Countess Luana of Orange-Nassau

March 26, 2015 – Remains of King Richard III of England re-buried at Leicester Cathedral in England
Unofficial Royalty: King Richard III of England
Unofficial Royalty: Richard III – Lost and Found

Royal News: Saturday 25 March 2017

 

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March 25: Today in Royal History

King Frederik I of Sweden; Photo Credit – Wikipedia

March 25, 1005 – Death of King Kenneth III of Scotland at the Battle of Monzievaird; buried at Iona, Scotland
Wikipedia: Kenneth III, King of Scotland

March 25, 1223 – Death of King Afonso II of Portugal at Coimbra, Portugal; buried at Santa Cruz Monastery in Coimbra, Portugal
Wikipedia: King Afonso II of Portugal

March 25, 1306 – Robert the Bruce crowned King of Scots at Scone, Scotland
Robert the Bruce, descendant of one of the original contestants for the Scottish throne, took up the struggle for Scotland’s independence after the death of William Wallace, and had himself crowned King of Scotland. His daughter Marjorie married Walter Stewart, High Steward of Scotland. Their son Robert took Stewart as his surname and became the first monarch of the Royal House of Stewart.
Wikipedia: Robert I, King of Scotland

March 25, 1734 – Wedding of Anne, Princess Royal, daughter of King George II of Great Britain, and Prince William IV of Orange at Chapel Royal at St. James Palace in London, England
The Dutch royals are descendants of Anne and William.
Unofficial Royalty: Anne, Princess Royal, Princess of Orange
Wikipedia: William IV, Prince of Orange

March 25, 1751 – Death of King Frederik I of Sweden at Stockholm; buried at Riddarholmen Church in Stockholm, Sweden
Wikipedia: King Frederik I of Sweden

March 25, 1921 – Birth of Alexandra of Greece, Queen of Yugoslavia
Unofficial Royalty: Alexandra of Greece, Queen of Yugoslavia

March 25, 1975 – Assassination of King Faisal of Saudi Arabia by his nephew Prince Faisal bin Musaid in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; buried at Al Od Cemetery in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
On June 18, 1975, Prince Feisal bin Musaid was publicly beheaded in Riyadh for the assassination of King Faisal.
BBC: On This Day – March 25
Wikipedia: Faisal of Saudi Arabia

March 24: Today in Royal History

Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies; Photo Credit – Wikipedia

March 24, 1275 – Death of Beatrice of England, daughter of King Henry III of England, in London, England; buried at Greyfriars Church in Newgate, London, England
Wikipedia: Beatrice of England

March 24, 1394 – Death of Constance of Castile, Duchess of Lancaster
Constance was the second wife of John of Gaunt, son of King Edward III, and mother of his daughter Catherine, who later became queen consort of Castile.
Wikipedia: Constance of Castile, Duchess of Lancaster

March 24, 1603 – Death of Queen Elizabeth I of England at Richmond Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey
Unofficial Royalty: Queen Elizabeth I of England

March 24, 1628 – Birth of Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, wife of King Frederik III of Denmark, at Herzberg Castle in Lower Saxony (Germany)
Wikipedia: Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Queen of Denmark

March 24, 1805 – Death of Prince Alois I of Liechtenstein, buried at the Liechtenstein Crypt in Vranov, Czech Republic
Wikipedia: Prince Alois I of Liechtenstein

March 24, 1837 – Birth of Philippe, Count of Flanders
Philippe was the second son of Leopold I of Belgium and Louise of Orleans. He was also the father of Albert I of Belgium, but died before becoming king himself.
Unofficial Royalty: Philippe, Count of Flanders

March 24, 1866 – Death of Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies, wife of Louis-Philippe I, King of the French, in exile, at Claremont in Surrey in England; buried first at Weybridge, England, re-buried in 1876 in the Orléans Mausoleum in the Royal Chapel in Dreux, France
Unofficial Royalty: Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies, Queen of the French

March 24, 1953 – Death of Mary of Teck, wife of King George V of the United Kingdom, at Marlborough House in London; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle
Unofficial Royalty: Mary of Teck, Queen of the United Kingdom

New Swedish Baby: Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia expecting second child.

Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia and Prince Alexander. Photo: royalcourt.se

The Swedish Royal Court has announced that Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are expecting their second child in September 2017.  The Swedish Royal Court’s announcement quoted the couple:  “We are happy to announce that we are expecting a child, a sibling to Prince Alexander. We are looking forward to welcoming a new little member to our family.” Their first child Prince Alexander was born April 19, 2016.  Prince Carl Philip, the second of the three children of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, married the former Sofia Hellqvist on June 13, 2015 at the Royal Chapel in the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

 

March 23: Today in Royal History

Margaret of Anjou; Photo Credit – Wikipedia

March 23, 1429 – Birth of Margaret of Anjou, wife of King Henry VI of England, at Pont-à-Mousson, Lorraine, France
Unofficial Royalty: Margaret of Anjou, Queen of England

March 23, 1801 – Murder of Tsar Paul I of Russia at the Mikhailovsky Castle in St. Petersburg, Russia; buried at the Fortress of Sts. Peter and Paul in St. Petersburg, Russia
Wikipedia: Tsar Paul I of Russia

March 23, 1990 – Birth of Princess Eugenie of York at Portland Hospital in London, England
Full name: Eugenie Victoria Helena
Unofficial Royalty: Princess Eugenie of York

Royal News: Wednesday 22 March 2017

 

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