December 8: Today in Royal History

King Oscar II of Sweden; Photo Credit – Wikipedia

December 8, 1521 – Death of Christina of Saxony, wife of King Hans of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden; buried first in Saint Canute’s Cathedral in Odense, Denmark
Wikipedia: Christina of Saxony

December 8, 1542 – Birth of Mary, Queen of Scots at Linlithgow Palace in Scotland
Unofficial Royalty: Mary, Queen of Scots

December 8, 1625 – Death of Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, second wife of King Karl IX of Sweden, at Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred, Södermanland, Sweden; buried at Strängnäs Cathedral in Strängnäs, Sweden
Wikipedia: Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen of Sweden

December 8, 1818 – Birth of Charles III, Prince of Monaco in Paris, France
Wikipedia: Charles III, Prince of Monaco

December 8, 1818 – Death of Karl, Grand Duke of Baden in Rastatt, Grand Duchy of Baden (Germany)
Unofficial Royalty: Karl, Grand Duke of Baden

December 8, 1907 – Death of King Oscar II of Sweden at Stockholm Palace in Stockholm, Sweden; buried at Riddarholmen Church in Stockholm, Sweden
Unofficial Royalty: King Oscar II of Sweden

December 8, 1956 – Death of Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein, daughter of Princess Helena of the United Kingdom and granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at 10 Fitzmaurice Place, Berkeley Square, London, England; buried at Frogmore in Windsor, England
Unofficial Royalty: Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein