February 18: Today in Royal History

Elisabeth of Württemberg, Archduchess of Austria; Credit – Wikipedia

February 18, 1478 – Execution of George, Duke of Clarence, who opposed his brother King Edward IV of England, in the Tower of London; buried at Tewkesbury Abbey in Gloucester, England
Wikipedia: George, 1st Duke of Clarence

February 18, 1516 – Birth of Queen Mary I of England at Greenwich Palace, England
Unofficial Royalty: Queen Mary I of England

February 18, 1790 – Death of Elisabeth of Württemberg, first wife of Emperor Franz I of Austria; buried at the Imperial Crypt, Vienna
Elisabeth died in childbirth at age 22.
Unofficial Royalty: Elisabeth of Württemberg, Archduchess of Austria

February 18, 1861 – Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia becomes the first king of a united Italy
Unofficial Royalty: King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy

February 18, 1932 – Death of Friedrich August III, last King of Saxony
Unofficial Royalty: Friedrich August III, King of Saxony

February 18, 1947 – Birth of Princess Christina of the Netherlands, daughter of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, at Soestdijk Palace in the Netherlands
Full Name: Maria Christina
Unofficial Royalty: Princess Christina of the Netherlands

February 18, 1984 – Birth of Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, born Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy in Ronse, Flanders, Belgium, wife of Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Unofficial Royalty: Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

February 18, 2000 – Wedding of Letsie III, King of Lesotho and Anna Karabo Motsoeneng
Unofficial Royalty: Letsie III, King of Lesotho
Wikipedia: Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso of Lesotho