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I have found an interesting photo.The description is:"Princess Ana of Battenberg and Hessian Princess".So a woman at right is the youngest of King Nikola`s of Montenegro daughters,Ana (1874-1971).
But who is a pretty little girl? She looks like Ena of Battenberg...but I`m doubt about... ???

The Imperial Family / Re: Names, Patronymics, Nicknames and Name Days
« on: September 16, 2004, 03:11:50 AM »
I don't believe that Dmitri Pavlovich was called Metia. Metia was Dmitri Constantinovich. I believe DP was called "Dee-me" or something like that.

I don`t think so."Dima" for Dmitrii often use only nowadays in Russia.Dmitri Pavlovich was "Mitya" or "Mit`ka" or "Miten`ka".Though his sister Maria in her memoirs calls him only Dmitri.

Does anyone have any pictures of Maria Fedorovna's "forgotten" grandsons Georgi Mikhailovich, Tikhon and Guri Nikolaevich???? Thanks a lot!


The Imperial Family / Re: Grand Duke Nikolai Konstantinovitch and his family
« on: September 12, 2004, 09:37:31 AM »
This is an abridged excerpt from the White Night of St.Peterburg (The Romanov Family's Black Sheep in Russian) by Prince Michael of Greece. It's a fictional, sometimes distasteful and generally badly-written story based on a few genuine facts about GD Nicolas Konstantinovich.

I read it in Russian and must agree...VERY badly-written story!

Thanks you all!
Really a sad picture....


I read in some books that  Oleg Konstantinovicth,the most talented son of Grand Duke Konstantin ,was engaged with daughter of Grand Duke Petr Nikolaevich,Nadejda..What year  engagement take place? In 1914? And I`ve never seen pictures of Princess Nadejda...Could anyone help me in such searching?

The Imperial Family / Re: Grand Duke Nikolai Konstantinovitch and his family
« on: September 05, 2004, 02:35:44 AM »
I've heard that prince Artemi Iskander also was murdered (1919). But it was of 1 source. Who can tell me if it was true and why he was murdered?

There are 2 versions about Artemii`death.
1.He was killed at Civil War in 1919 (or was missing)
2.He died from typhus.
The source of these versions "Romanovs:Story of a Dynasty" by E.Pchelov (in Russian)

Interesting....In russian edition of "Education of a Princess" this photo was marked:"Grand Duke Pavel with his wife and daughter on the stairs of his mansion in Paris"...

Thank your so much,Grandduchessella!!!  :)

Apparently I found a very good research "Queen Victoria Grandchildren" with wonderful pictures and texts.It contens a  chapter about Kaiser and some facts from his sons lives.
And (what a surprise!) I `ve found rather interesting if not amazing memories of Empress Dona`s sister! "Behind the scenes of Prussian court" by Luise Sophie,Princess of Prussia (edition 1933)...Obviously this Princess hated Kaiser  all her life.-I`ve read just a half of the book and keep on...
have you read this questionable memories? What`s you opinion about Princess Luise`s bad tongue?

Thanks you all! Exciting information!!! :o

But who was favourite son for Kaiser? If I correct - Wilhelm II didn`t
like much his Crownprince..Joachim was mother`s favoruite...May be August Wilhelm or Eitel Friedrich?

I have a collection of  pictures of Kaiser`s family,his sons and their wifes,but know almost nothing about these princes and princesses...Could anyone  give a short charachteristic of Kaiser`s sons and especially their wifes? Or any links...books in English..

Thanks!  ::)

One of recent biographies of Grand Duchess Ella in Russian  -  Vera Maerova`s book "Grand Duchess Elisaveta Fedorovna"(Edition 2002,Saint-Petersbourg).Much interesting....I don`t read Ella`s biographies in English,except one chapter in Miriel Buchanan "Queen Victoria Relations" (though there was memories -not biography).So Vera Maerova`s research is the best for me today - the author paints a rather complex portrait  of Grand Duchess  -the primary material for the book were private letters by Ella and her family.

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