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Why was his sister his Godmother
« on: February 10, 2016, 08:17:21 PM »
Why Was  Olga Nikolaevna  chosen  wasn't she  only  9

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Re: Why was his sister his Godmother
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2016, 11:23:38 AM »
She was just "one" of the godmothers.  In his diary, the Emperor wrote that his son’s principal godmother was Empress Maria Feodorovna and principal godfather was Grand Duke Alexis Alexandrovich. Alexis also had a number of other godfathers, including these foreign relatives: his great-grandfather King Christian IX of Denmark, King Edward VII of Great-Britain, Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany. None of them were actually present though and the following stood in for them: Prince Christian of Denmark (Maria Feodorovna’s nephew), Prince Louis of Battenberg and Prince Henry of Prussia. As Russia was at War with Japan, Nicholas II also named all the soldiers and officers of the Russian Army and Navy as honorary godfathers

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Re: Why was his sister his Godmother
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2016, 01:48:13 AM »
Acording to Margarita Nelipa Olga Nikolaevna was present at the christening but she was not a godmother to the baby. She is not listed among other godparents in "Alexei, Russia´s Last Imperial Heir".

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Re: Why was his sister his Godmother
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2016, 08:15:25 PM »
Pretty sure it was an honorary thing. As FA said, she wasn't the only godparent. The entire army and navy were also named godparents.