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Photo of Princess Ekaterina Ionnovna:

One of the photos from Ekaterina's wedding:

King Peter II of Yugoslavia and Prince Vsevolod of Russia in the photo.
French Royals / Re: King Louis Philippe and his family
« Last post by trentk80 on Yesterday at 12:34:41 AM »
In case anyone is interested, among the documentation preserved in the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha family archive, which is preserved in the Austrian State Archives in Vienna, there's the correspondence of Clementine d'Orleans, daughter of King Louis Philippe and mother of King Ferdinand I of Bulgaria. She kept correspondence with several royals around Europe, including members of the Brazilian, French, Belgian, Portuguese, British and Bulgarian royal families.

Among the royals who regularly wrote to Clementine, there were Queen Maria II of Portugal, Queen Marie Amelie of Portugal, Queen Marie Henriette of Belgium, Crown Princess Stephanie of Austria, Princess Louise of Belgium, Alexandrine of Baden (Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha), Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, his first wife Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma, Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, etc.

There is a huge amount of letters from Queen Victoria to Clementine preserved in this archive. It seems that they were good friends since they wrote to each other during half a century.
The Final Chapter / Re: Were OTMA carriers of Hemophilia?
« Last post by GDSophie on August 05, 2020, 11:22:52 AM »
I should try to find the source of this, but beside this scientific evidence, it is said to be Maria probably had the gene - I really need to find the primary source on this, but it was said that Maria bled a lot more than most when she had a surgery (tonsils removal? My memory isn't great at the moment), so it was assumed she may have had the gene.

Yes, but as we'll never know 100% which body belongs to which girl it could be it could be either two things; 1) Maria was the carrier or 2) Anastasia was the carrier and the reason Maria reportedly hemorrhaged was because her Factor IX level was low, as they can vary from person to person. It doesn't necessarily mean they will have haemophilia or carry it either - it just means they're more likely to hemorrhage during things like operations or surgeries.
Having Fun! / Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
« Last post by VonHoldinghausen on August 04, 2020, 02:55:02 AM »
Each time I watch "Brideshead Revisited" (which is rather often), the young Cordelia (Phoebe Nicholls) always reminds me of Anastasia as I imagine her.

The Imperial Family / Re: The Imperial children "sad,sheltered" life?
« Last post by Inok Nikolai on August 03, 2020, 09:01:49 AM »
RE: The incident in the Catherine Palace supply depot:

One doesn’t quite know what to make of this account taken from N. A. Krivosheina’s memoirs.
The Krivosheins are a classic example of the fate of the “Former People”, as described in Douglas Smith’s book.
They escaped across the frozen Gulf of Finland in the 1920s; lived twenty-seven years in France; survived the Gestapo, but believed the post-WW II propaganda; took out Soviet passports and repatriated — only to be arrested and sent to the Gulag. After another twenty-seven years in the Soviet Union, they were allowed to return to Paris in 1974, where they spent their remaining years.
N. A. began writing her fascinating memoirs only in 1977. They contain an epilogue written by her husband after her death in 1981, and a second epilogue written by their son in 1998, when the memoirs were being prepared for publication in Russia itself.

However, her account of the incident in the Catherine Palace supply depot is related third-hand. It comes from an un-named woman (to whom the author assigns a fictitious name) who told the author’s mother that…

But the book “Most-august Sisters of Mercy” — which has been cited elsewhere on this Forum — contains the memoirs (published in 1925) of S. Y. Ofrosimova, who also worked at the supply depot in the Catherine Palace of Tsarskoe Selo. Her account tells quite a different story, and according to her, the Grand Duchesses did indeed interact with their co-workers.
Some excerpts:
“…In one of the halls of the Catherine Palace there was established a large supply depot. Every day people worked there packing bandages, preparing wadding, and sewing linen for the soldiers and their families.
The Grand Duchesses came there almost daily. With excitement I awaited the time when the gilded doors of the huge palace hall would open and the Grand Duchesses would appear on the threshold.
…In my imagination I see them once again, sitting opposite me, as in that long-ago time.
Grand Duchess Olga Nicholaevna is sitting obliquely from me. … I become perplexed and flustered when she cordially strikes up a conversation with me.
…Her manner of laughing… her melodious voice…
Grand Duchess Tatiana Nicholaevna… laughs more rarely than her sisters.
Opposite me sits Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicholaevna. … her eyes do not miss a thing of what is happening around her; they notice everything, and her sharp, at times merciless, little tongue, tells of all that she sees. Wherever she appears, irrepressible liveliness breaks out, and merry laughter is heard.
…[During the War] Palace etiquette was gradually simplified, and their [the Imperial family’s] relationships with their subjects became simpler and more intimate.”
(pp. 285-293)

N. A. Krivosheina concludes her narrative concerning the Catherine Palace depot with the dubious remark: “As far as I know [?], the next day the Grand Duchesses stopped coming to the depot to work, and ten days later the depot itself was closed altogether and ceased to exist.”
(No source given, and this was written sixty years after the event.)

It should be noted here that S. Y. Ofrosimova herself does go on to say that the Grand Duchesses did live a rather lonely and sheltered life.

(But from her account above, it does seem that the Grand Duchesses did use those opportunities given them to socialize.)
Having Fun! / Re: What Actors/Actresses Should Play Royal Roles?
« Last post by The Test Card Girl on August 03, 2020, 07:22:41 AM »
another possible candidate:

Having Fun! / Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« Last post by Ally Kumari on August 01, 2020, 01:00:13 PM »
Lynn - what a wonderful work! Your 1914 OTMA is truly beautiful!

I have my gal Maria here

has some more info on some of the people mentioned in this book;
Col Vladimir n Malstev has what units he was with in the White Army in South Russia. It also has him emigrating to Yugoslavia where he died in 1940

Col Dmitri N Loman executed in September 1918. His son who stayed behind in the USSR wrote a book about him. Also note Lazart 73 which he headed was Maria's and Anastasias hospital.

Also on the shirt Rasputin was wearing when he was murdered you say in print a blue shirt and in the photo it is a light color so I would say it is a light blue shirt.

Purishkevich calls it a cream shirt
Yusopov calls it a white shirt

Europeans of this era used the term white more loosely to mean any light color I would say Yusopov was doing so. As for Purishevich it could be a case of the same or a  translation problem
The Imperial Family / Re: The Imperial children "sad,sheltered" life?
« Last post by slhouette on July 31, 2020, 01:27:30 PM »
It is interesting to note that the rumor mill against Alexandra did reach her children. From Spiridovich's “The Great War and February Revolution 1914-1917:”

"The rumor of imprisonment [Sending Alexandra in a monastery] became known to the entire retinue. The servants also knew about it. It reached Their Majesties. The children knew. Life surgeon Fedorov personally told me (and others) that when he once came to the palace to the sick heir, he saw Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna crying. When asked what happened, the Grand Duchess said, "that Uncle Nicholas wants to lock 'Mama' in a monastery." Sergei Petrovich had to console the girl that all this, of course, was not true." ("Слух об заточении сделался достоянием всей свиты. Знала о нем и прислуга. Дошло и до Их Величеств. Знали дети. Лейб-хирург Федоров лично рассказывал мне (и другим) что придя однажды во дворец к больному наследнику он увидел плачущую Вел. Кн. Марию Николаевну. На его вопрос что случилось, Великая Княжна сказала, «что дядя Николаша хочет запереть «мама» в монастырь». Сергею Петровичу пришлось утешать девочку, что все это, конечно, неправда.")

From the same source: "Alarming rumors penetrated into the Tsarskoye Selo palace. There the atmosphere was heavy. “Like a dead man in a house,” said one man who often went there. The queen lay almost all the time. E. V. seemed exhausted both physically and morally. The children, hearing a lot of secrets from others, anxiously looked at their parents. An alarm reigned among the closest courtiers, reaching some ladies with a foreboding of disaster." ("Тревожные слухи проникали и в Царскосельский дворец. Там атмосфера была тяжелая. «Точно покойник в доме» — выразился один, часто бывавший там, человек. Царица почти все время лежала. Е. В. казалась измученной и физически, и нравственно. Дети, слыша многое по секрету от окружающих, тревожно посматривали на родителей. Среди ближайших придворных царила тревога, доходившая у некоторых дам до предчувствия катастрофы.")
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