April 16 seems to be an eventful day for birthdays amongst the royal families and crowned heads of Europe. It was on this day in 1927 that His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI was born and it was on this day in 1940 that Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark was born. In 1955 on this day His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg was born, the same day as his young son Prince Sebastian in 1992 (18 already, it's hard to believe). Finally, it was on this day just a short time ago in 2008 that Her Royal Highness Princess Eleonore of Belgium was born. The Mad Monarchist wishes His Holiness, Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses all a very happy birthday with many more to come.