March 20: Today in Royal History

Tomb of King Henry IV of England; Photo Credit – Susan Flantzer, March 2008

March 20, 1413 – Death of King Henry IV of England in the Jerusalem Chamber at Westminster Abbey; buried at Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent, England
Unofficial Royalty: King Henry IV of England

March 20, 1469 – Birth of Cecily of York, daughter of King Edward IV of England, at the Palace of Westminster in London, England
Wikipedia: Cecily of York

March 20, 1736 – Birth of Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, Rama I of Thailand in Ayutthaya, Kingdom of Ayutthaya
Wikipedia: Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke

March 20, 1811 – Birth of Napoleon II (Francois-Charles-Joseph Bonaparte), son of Emperor Napoleon I of France and his second wife Marie-Louise of Austria, at the Tuileries Palace in Paris, France
Wikipedia: Napoleon II

March 20, 1816 – Death of Queen Maria I of Portugal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; buried first in the Ajuda Abbey in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; since 1821 in the Basílica da Estrela in Lisbon, Portugal
Wikipedia: Queen Maria I of Portugal

March 20, 1926 – Death of Lovisa of Sweden, wife of King Frederik VIII of Denmark, at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark; buried at Roskilde Cathedral in Roskilde, Denmark
Unofficial Royalty: Lovisa of Sweden, Queen of Denmark

March 20, 1934 – Death of Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, wife of King Willem III of the Netherlands, at the Palace Lange Voorhout in The Hague, Netherlands; buried at Nieuwe Kerk in Delft, The Netherlands
Unofficial Royalty: Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Queen of the Netherlands

March 20, 1944 – Wedding of Peter II of Yugoslavia and Alexandra of Greece
Unofficial Royalty: King Peter II of Yugoslavia
Unofficial Royalty: Alexandra of Greece

March 20, 1963 – Wedding of Palden Thondup Namgyal, Crown Prince of Sikkim and Hope Cooke
Unofficial Royalty: Palden Thondup Namgyal, Crown Prince of Sikkim
Wikipedia: Hope Cooke

March 20, 1974 – Kidnap attempt is made on Princess Anne in The Mall near Buckingham Palace in London, England
BBC: On This Date – March 20
The Age: Kidnap the Princess? Not bloody likely!

March 20, 1982 – Wedding of Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein and Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg at Notre Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Unofficial Royalty: Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein
Unofficial Royalty: Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg

March 20, 2004 – Death of Princess Juliana of the Netherlands, formerly Queen Juliana, at the Soestdijk Palace in Baarn, The Netherlands; buried at the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft, The Netherlands
Unofficial Royalty: Queen Juliana of the Netherlands