October 9: Today in Royal History

Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland; Photo Credit – Wikipedia

October 9, 1514 – Wedding of Mary Tudor, daughter of King Henry VII of England, and King Louis XII of France, at Abbeville Cathedral in France
Unofficial Royalty: Mary Tudor, Queen of France, Duchess of Suffolk
Unofficial Royalty: King Louis XII of France

October 9, 1690 – Death of Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton, illegitimate son of King Charles II of England by Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland
Wikipedia: Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton

October 9, 1709 – Death of Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland, mistress of King Charles II of England, at Chiswick Mall in Chiswick, England
Among Barbara’s descendants are Diana, Princess of Wales; Sarah, Duchess of York; the Mitford sisters; philosopher Bertrand Russell; British Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden; and Serena Armstrong-Jones, Viscountess Linley.
Wikipedia: Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland

October 9, 1757 – Birth of King Charles X of France at the Palace of Versailles in France
Wikipedia: King Charles X of France

October 9, 1934 – Assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia in Marseilles, France; buried at the Memorial Church of St. George, Oplenac near Topola, Serbia
Unofficial Royalty: King Alexander I of Yugoslavia

October 9, 1935 – Birth of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent at 3 Belgrave Square in London, England
Full name: Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick
Edward became Duke of Kent at age 7 when his father died in a plane crash during active military service in World War II.
Unofficial Royalty: Prince Edward, Duke of Kent

October 9, 1937 – Death of Ernst Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Schloss Wolfsgarten in Langen, Germany; buried at Rosenhöhe Chapel in Darmstadt, Germany
Unofficial Royalty: Ernst Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine