Happy birthday Prince George who turned FIVE today! Royal fans are loving this new photo of the prince released by his parents, as the five-year-old poses in front of a brick wall for a VERY urban photo - but it's actually Clarence House. Beaming for the camera with his trademark cheeky smile, Prince George poses for the official photograph to mark his fifth birthday. The informal snap was captured by Matt Porteus, who has previously taken official photos of Prince George and was also the Duke and Duchess's personal photographer at Prince Louis' christening. Credit: @mattporteous @kensingtonroyal
This is an interesting move for the Royals... Usually in a rebuild you try to get younger. This move is very questionable and does not make sense. Goodwin has appeared in 48 games for the Nationals this season, hitting .200 with three home runs and 12 RBIs. 😬 Condra-Bogan was 1-1 with five saves and a 3.00 ERA for the Blue Rocks and the Legends. What are your thoughts on this move? Comment below!👇🏼
A rare day out where I didn’t have to worry about anyone but myself (although I felt like I was missing something all day) I had a few drinks and got to have proper conversation with my mum and sister. It was so nice 🙌🏼 And yet it was even more amazing waking up to my baby this morning ♥️ #randomshoe#buckinghampalace#girlsdayout
July 22, 1896 – Wedding of Princess Maud of Wales, daughter of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom, and Prince Carl of Denmark, later King Haakon VII of Norway, at the Private Chapel, Buckingham Palace
Maud was the youngest daughter of Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark. Maud married relatively late, waiting until her late twenties to find a husband. She had initially wanted to marry Prince Francis of Teck, younger brother of her sister-in-law Mary. Despite being relatively impoverished from mounting gambling debts and being in a position to possibly benefit from Maud's status, he ignored her advances.
On 22 July 1896, she instead married her first cousin, Prince Carl of Denmark, in the private chapel at Buckingham Palace. Carl was the second son of Queen Alexandra's eldest brother, Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark, and Princess Louise of Sweden. The bride's father gave her Appleton House on the Sandringham Estate as a country residence for her frequent visits to England. It was there that the couple's only child, Prince Alexander (later changed to Olav), was born on 2 July 1903 in Sandringham.
Carl (as Haakon VII) and Maud became King and Queen of Norway in 1905. #royals#royalty#royaleurope#royalwedding#britishroyals#britishroyalty#danishroyals#danishroyalty#norwegianroyals#norwegianroyalty#princecarlofdenmark#princessmaudofwales#queenmaudofnorway#haakonvii#queenvictoria#olavv#princealexanderofdenmark
July 22, 1848 – Birth of Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, in Neustrelitz (Germany)
Adolf Friedrich was the only surviving child of Friedrich Wilhelm, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg, and Princess Augusta of Cambridge; and cousin of Mary of Teck. Following the death of his grandfather Grand Duke George on 6 September 1860, Adolf Friedrich became the heir apparent to the grand duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz with the title of Hereditary Grand Duke. He took part in the Franco-Prussian war and represented his father at the crowning of King William I of Prussia as German Emperor at Versailles. He succeeded his father as grand duke on 30 May 1904.
In 1907 Adolf Friedrich announced that he would grant Mecklenburg-Strelitz a constitution, but this was met with opposition from nobles. In his attempt to create a constitution he offered to pay $2,500,000 to the national treasury if the nobles and land-owninge classes dropped their opposition. In 1912 he repeated attempts to create a constitution for Mecklenburg-Strelitz, which along with Mecklenburg-Schwerin were the only European states without one.
In January 1914, Adolf Friedrich was reported to be the second richest person in Germany after the Emperor William II with a fortune of $88,750,000.
Adolf Friedrich was married on 17 April 1877 to Princess Elisabeth of Anhalt. They couple had four children.
Adolf Friedrich died in Berlin and was succeeded by his eldest son Adolf Friedrich VI. #royalty#royals#royaleurope#europeanroyalty#europeanroyals#adolffriedrichv#granddukeofmecklenburgstrelitz#adolffriedrichvi#friedrichwilhelmofmecklenburgstrelitz#augustaofcambridge
July 22, 1746- Death of Infanta Maria Teresa of Spain, wife of Louis, Dauphin of France (son of Louis XV)
Maria Teresa was the second daughter of Philip V of Spain and Elisabeth Farnese. Prior to her marriage, the Spanish and French royal courts had been on poor terms: the Spanish had been greatly insulted by the French in 1725 when the engagement between Louis XV of France and Infanta Mariana Victoria of Spain, elder sister of Maria Teresa, was broken off. Louis XV had instead married Marie Leszczyńska and by her fathered the Dauphin, Louis. The marriage between the Infanta María Teresa Rafaela and the Dauphin on 23 February 1745 was intended to improve relations between the cousin courts of France and Spain. Addressed as Madame la Dauphine at Versailles, she was the highest ranking female in the kingdom after the Queen. The marriage did not get off on a good start as it was not consummated on the first night. This was a major embarrassment to the young dauphine and as a result her position at court was undermined. Despite this, she had a good relationship with the king and queen, and her husband fell quickly in love with her. Although the dauphine was described as beautiful, dignified, pious, and well educated, negative remarks were made because of her red hair. Her shy nature further isolated her from the court and she was openly hostile to the king for his affair with Madame de Pompadour.
Finally, the marriage was consummated in September 1745, ending court gossip. The couple became very close and devoted to each other spending most of their time together. On 19 July 1746 at Versailles, she gave birth to a daughter but died two days later caused an intense sorrow to the Dauphin, which persisted into his second marriage. Louis XV had to physically drag his son away from the death bed of his wife. The child was baptised Marie Thérèse and died two years later. The following year, her husband married again to Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony by whom he had some seven children including the future Louis XVI. When the Dauphin died in 1765, he requested that his heart be placed beside the grave of Marie Teresa.