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Re: Princess Elena Petrovna, wife of Prince Ioann Konstantinovitch
« Reply #166 on: July 10, 2017, 11:05:00 AM »
Yes, finally the book has been issued. The author has been waiting for this event for years as even in Serbia no one was interested in issuing a biography on Princess Elena. The author whom I know personally has done a terrific work , she is such a serious researcher.

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Re: Princess Elena Petrovna, wife of Prince Ioann Konstantinovitch
« Reply #167 on: July 10, 2017, 12:36:11 PM »
Unfortunately, the vast majority of people in Serbia doesn't even know King Alexander had a sister... they barely know anything about royal family in general and are not even much interested.

For now, the book is only in Russian, but there are tendencies that it should be translated to Serbian, based on Serbian ambassadors words.

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Re: Princess Elena Petrovna, wife of Prince Ioann Konstantinovitch
« Reply #168 on: July 11, 2017, 06:16:45 PM »
Does anyone know the isbn for this book?  Thanks

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Re: Princess Elena Petrovna, wife of Prince Ioann Konstantinovitch
« Reply #169 on: July 13, 2017, 06:46:01 AM »
Does anyone know the isbn for this book?  Thanks

978-5-00016-006-0.

For now the book can be found at only one bookstore in Moscow. http://pravslovo.ru/catalog/filosofiya-publicistika-istoriya/artikul_701396?view=1

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Re: Princess Elena Petrovna, wife of Prince Ioann Konstantinovitch
« Reply #170 on: February 13, 2020, 08:00:04 PM »
Princess Helena Petrovna with future King George VI of Great Britain:



In front of them Prince Vsevolod and Princess Ekaterina
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Re: Princess Elena Petrovna, wife of Prince Ioann Konstantinovitch
« Reply #171 on: February 14, 2020, 10:02:29 PM »
Do we know on what occasion, this photo was taken?

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Re: Princess Elena Petrovna, wife of Prince Ioann Konstantinovitch
« Reply #172 on: February 16, 2020, 02:29:44 PM »
The photo was taken in 1923 at Belgrade deck.

The occasion was marriage of Prince Paul of Yugoslavia to Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark. King George VI (at that time the Duke of York) was the best man at their marriage and godfather to the Crown Prince Peter of Yugoslavia, who was baptized at the same time in Belgrade.

The Duke of York was second cousin of Princess Olga, while his wife the Duchess of York(later Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) was a friend of Prince Paul from his Oxford days, while he was studying in Britain. 

Princess Helena Petrovna was related to both families. She was first cousin of Prince Paul, while her late husband Prince Ioann of Russia was first cousin once removed of Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark. Her grandmother, Queen Olga of Greece, who was alive at the time, was her husbands aunt. She was also aunt of Crown Prince Peter(later King Peter II of Yugoslavia).
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Re: Princess Elena Petrovna, wife of Prince Ioann Konstantinovitch
« Reply #173 on: February 16, 2020, 02:30:19 PM »
The photo was taken in 1923 at Belgrade deck.

They were boarding a cruise ship which was waiting for them at the confluence of the rivers Danube and Sava.
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