February 14: Today in Royal History

Maria Pia of Savoy, wife of King Luís I of Portugal; Photo Credit – Wikipedia

February 14, 1317 – Death of Margaret of France, second wife of King Edward I of England, at Marlborough Castle in Wiltshire, England; buried at Grey Friars Church in Newgate, London, England
Unofficial Royalty: Margaret of France, Queen of England

February 14, 1400 – Murder of deposed King Richard II of England at Pontefract Castle in Wakefield, England; buried at Westminster Abbey
Unofficial Royalty: King Richard II of England

February 14, 1613 – Wedding of Princess Elizabeth, daughter of King James I of England, and Frederick V, Elector of the Palatinate at Chapel Royal, Whitehall Palace, London
Elizabeth and Frederick are ancestors of the current British Royal Family through their daughter Sophia, Electress of Hanover who was named the heir to the British throne in the 1701 Act of Settlement.  However, it was Elizabeth’s grandson George who became the first British Hanover king.
Unofficial Royalty: Elizabeth Stuart, Electress of the Palatinate
Wikipedia: Frederick V of the Palatinate

February 14, 1714 – Death of Maria Luisa of Savoy, first wife of King Philip V of Spain, at the Royal Alcázar in Madrid; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial, Spain
Wikipedia: Maria Luisa of Savoy, Queen of Spain

February 14, 1847 – Birth of Maria Pia of Savoy, wife of King Luís I of Portugal, at the Royal Palace in Turin, Sardinia (Italy)
Unofficial Royalty: Maria Pia of Savoy, Queen of Portugal

February 14, 1945 – Birth of Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein in Zurich, Switzerland
Full name: Johannes Adam Ferdinand Alois Josef Maria Marko d’Aviano Pius
Unofficial Royalty: Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein

February 14, 1981 – Wedding of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and Maria Teresa Mestre y Batista at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Unofficial Royalty: Wedding of Grand Duke Henri and Maria Teresa Mestre y Batista-Falla
Unofficial Royalty: Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg
Unofficial Royalty: Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg