February 13: Today in Royal History

Mary, Duchess of Burgundy; Photo Credit – Wikipedia

February 13, 858 – Death of King Kenneth I of Scotland (Kenneth MacAlpin) at Forteviot, Perthshire, Scotland; buried at Isle of Iona in Scotland
Wikipedia: Kenneth MacAlpin, King of Scotland

February 13, 1177 – Wedding of Joan of England, daughter of King Henry II of England, and William II the Good, King of Sicily at Palermo, Sicily
Unofficial Royalty: Joan of England
Wikipedia: King William II of Sicily

February 13, 1457 – Birth of Mary, Duchess of Burgundy, daughter of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy and wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, at the Castle of Coudenberg in Brussels (Belgium)
Wikipedia: Mary, Duchess of Burgundy

February 13, 1542 – Execution of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of King Henry VIII of England, at the Tower of London; buried at St. Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London
Unofficial Royalty: Catherine Howard, Queen of England

February 13, 1660 – Death King Karl X Gustav of Sweden at Gothenburg, Sweden; buried at Riddarholmen Church in Stockholm, Sweden
Wikipedia: King Karl X Gustav of Sweden

February 13, 1662 – Death of Princess Elizabeth, daughter of King James I of England, wife of Elector Frederick V of Palatinate, at Leicester House in London, England; buried at Westminster Abbey
Unofficial Royalty: Elizabeth Stuart, Electress Palatine

February 13, 1689 – King William III of England and Queen Mary II of England become co-rulers
Unofficial Royalty: King William III of England
Unofficial Royalty: Queen Mary II of England

February 13, 1956 – Birth of Princess Alia bint Al Hussein of Jordan, daughter of King Hussein of Jordan and his first wife Princess Dina Al Hussein
Wikipedia: Princess Alia bint Al Hussein

February 13, 2018 – Death of Prince Henrik of Denmark, born Henri de Laborde de Monpezat, husband of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, at Fredensborg Palace in Denmark; remains were cremated with half of his ashes spread over Danish seas, and other half interred in the private garden at Fredensborg Castle
Unofficial Royalty: Prince Henrik of Denmark