July 17: Today in Royal History

Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Queen of Portugal; Photo Credit – Wikipedia

July 17, 924 – Death of Edward the Elder, King of Wessex
Wikipedia: Edward the Elder, King of Wessex

July 17, 1328 – Wedding of Joan of the Tower, daughter of King Edward II of England, and King David II of Scotland, in Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland, England
Unofficial Royalty: Joan of the Tower, Queen of Scots
Unofficial Royalty: David II, King of Scots

July 17, 1762 – Assassination of Tsar Peter III of Russia at Ropsha, Russia; reburied by his son Tsar Paul at Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia; his wife Catherine II (the Great) becomes Empress
Wikipedia: Tsar Peter III of Russia

July 17, 1859 – Death of Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, wife of King Pedro V of Portugal, in Lisbon, Portugal; buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora in Lisbon, Portugal
Unofficial Royalty: Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Queen of Portugal

July 17, 1917 – House of Windsor established by royal proclamation
Unofficial Royalty: July 17, 1917: The Birth of the House of Windsor
Unofficial Royalty: House of Windsor Index

July 17, 1918 – Execution by firing squad of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family in Yekaterinburg, Siberia, Russia
Unofficial Royalty: Execution by firing squad of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family

July 17, 1945 – Birth of Alexander, Crown Prince of Serbia at Suite 212 of Claridge’s Hotel in Brook Street, London, England
The British Government temporarily ceded sovereignty over the suite in which the birth occurred to Yugoslavia so that the prince would be born in Yugoslav territory.
Unofficial Royalty: Alexander, Crown Prince of Serbia

July 17, 1947 – Birth of Camilla Rosemary Shand, wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, at King’s College Hospital in London, England
Camilla is a descendant of King Charles II of England and his mistress Louise Kerouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth.
Unofficial Royalty: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

July 17, 1963 – Birth of Letsie III, King of Lesotho in Morija, Lesotho
Unofficial Royalty: Letsie III, King of Lesotho

July 17, 1973 – King Mohammed Zahir Shah of Afghanistan is deposed
Wikipedia: Mohammed Zahir Shah of Afghanistan

July 17, 1998 – Remains of Tsar Nicholas II, his family and the servants murdered are buried at the traditional burial place of the Romanovs, the Fortress of St. Peter and St. Paul in St. Petersburg, Russia
Royal Martyrs of Russia: Tsar Nicholas and Family Buried
YouTube: Romanov Burial

July 17, 1999 – Wedding of Prince Constantin of Liechtenstein and Marie Gabriele Franciska Countess Kálnoky de Köröspatak
Unofficial Royalty: Prince Constantin of Liechtenstein

July 17, 2004 – Death of Susan Cullen-Ward, wife of King Leka I of Albania, pretender to the Albanian throne, in Tirana, Albania; buried at Sharra Cemetery in Tirana, Albania
Wikipedia: Susan Cullen-Ward, Queen of Albania