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Re: Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovitch
« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2009, 10:24:54 AM »
Hello everyone. I have many pictures to show of the Grand Duke Alexis in America. I can also tell you about his buffalo hunt as the campsite is partly on my mom's ranch and I have three 1872 pics taken there. Anyone interested? I would love for his decendents living in America to contact me. I have some information I am sure they would like to know.
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« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2009, 12:47:06 AM »
It would be great if you would post the pictures for us.

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« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2009, 12:09:10 PM »

GD Alexei as a child. sorry its a little blurry.

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« Reply #33 on: February 23, 2009, 11:07:29 PM »
It would be great if you would post the pictures for us.
I will post pics as soon as I figure out how. Can anyone give me a quick tutorial? Did you know that during the last weekend of September we have what we call The Grand Duke Alexis Rendezvous very near the spot of his 1872 buffalo hunt in Nebraska. All the big names are there like; "His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Alexis Alexandrovitch of the Royal Romanov Family of the Great Empire of Russia," Generals Custer and Sheridan (me), California Joe, Chief Spotted Tail, Two Lance, President Grant and Buffalo Bill. We entertain about 2500 people on average and this will be our 10th year. Everyone is welcome and its free. Google up the Grand Duke Alexis Rendezvous for more info.

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« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2009, 02:56:27 PM »
It would be great if you would post the pictures for us.
I will post pics as soon as I figure out how. Can anyone give me a quick tutorial? Did you know that during the last weekend of September we have what we call The Grand Duke Alexis Rendezvous very near the spot of his 1872 buffalo hunt in Nebraska. All the big names are there like; "His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Alexis Alexandrovitch of the Royal Romanov Family of the Great Empire of Russia," Generals Custer and Sheridan (me), California Joe, Chief Spotted Tail, Two Lance, President Grant and Buffalo Bill. We entertain about 2500 people on average and this will be our 10th year. Everyone is welcome and its free. Google up the Grand Duke Alexis Rendezvous for more info.

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Re: Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovitch
« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2009, 11:35:32 PM »
His Royal Highness was considered a fine dancer even though he had huge feet. One paper reported that they were "simply enormous." Waltzes were the favorite dance of the rich in those days (1872) and dance cards were made up for each ball. The women would then have the man they danced with write his name next to the waltz on their dance card. The Grand Duke could speak English very well with only a slight accent. This was very helpful when young women whispered their address in his ear. He also spoke French and German fluently.

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Re: Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovitch
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2009, 10:05:41 AM »

Dear General,  Alexiis does have descendants in the USA -  Some of the descendants of his grandson Sergei ... they have the surname Neiroth.
Hello everyone. I have many pictures to show of the Grand Duke Alexis in America. I can also tell you about his buffalo hunt as the campsite is partly on my mom's ranch and I have three 1872 pics taken there. Anyone interested? I would love for his decendents living in America to contact me. I have some information I am sure they would like to know.
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« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2009, 12:54:45 PM »
Thank-you so much. I will forward this on to my research department.

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Re: Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovitch
« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2009, 05:34:28 PM »
Grand Dukes were Imperial Highnesess.

His Royal Highness was considered a fine dancer even though he had huge feet. One paper reported that they were "simply enormous." Waltzes were the favorite dance of the rich in those days (1872) and dance cards were made up for each ball. The women would then have the man they danced with write his name next to the waltz on their dance card. The Grand Duke could speak English very well with only a slight accent. This was very helpful when young women whispered their address in his ear. He also spoke French and German fluently.
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Re: Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovitch
« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2009, 03:18:01 PM »
Thank-you for that information Marlene. When I first began introducing the Grand Duke for our shows I called the Russian Emabassy in Washington, D.C. and was told to introduce him as "His Royal Highness, the Grand Duke Alexis Alexandrovitch of the Royal Romanov Family of the Great Empire of Russia." Any corrections to this intro would be greatly appreciated as I try my best to be historically correct. Some newspapers also reported his title as such. I will forward this on to some other Russians I have since met. Thanks again, the General.

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Re: Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovitch
« Reply #40 on: March 14, 2009, 04:42:07 PM »
The Russian Embassy would unlikely to know how to address a long dead member of the Romanov family .. Any good genealogy on the Romanovs would have provided the right style ... for another ... if someone told you" the Royal Romanov Family of the Great Empire of Russia" would have been pulling your leg.

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Thank-you for that information Marlene. When I first began introducing the Grand Duke for our shows I called the Russian Emabassy in Washington, D.C. and was told to introduce him as "His Royal Highness, the Grand Duke Alexis Alexandrovitch of the Royal Romanov Family of the Great Empire of Russia." Any corrections to this intro would be greatly appreciated as I try my best to be historically correct. Some newspapers also reported his title as such. I will forward this on to some other Russians I have since met. Thanks again, the General.
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Re: Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovitch
« Reply #41 on: March 14, 2009, 05:14:07 PM »
Hi,

In the book (catalogue) "The Tsar and the President" about Alexander II and Abrahoam Lincoln, ther e is a chapter about the Grand Duke Alexei's trip to USA.  Very intersting reading.

Alexei was the Dowager Empress Maria's favourite brother-in-law and in fact, her favourite Roamnov relative...
Both would dance the night away at balls;  and Alexander III (who hated dancing & parties) had a devil of a time getting them to "go home'...
Picture it:  diminuative Minnie and big feet Alexei dancing on into the night!!!

Larry

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Re: Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovitch
« Reply #42 on: March 14, 2009, 06:15:16 PM »
Did you know that during the last weekend of September we have what we call The Grand Duke Alexis Rendezvous very near the spot of his 1872 buffalo hunt in Nebraska. All the big names are there like; "His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Alexis Alexandrovitch of the Royal Romanov Family of the Great Empire of Russia," Generals Custer and Sheridan (me), California Joe, Chief Spotted Tail, Two Lance, President Grant and Buffalo Bill. We entertain about 2500 people on average and this will be our 10th year. Everyone is welcome and its free. Google up the Grand Duke Alexis Rendezvous for more info.

Sounds very neat General.  I'd love to see that sometime.

While the title you have been using isn't his exact Russian title, it might be actually more authentic in this context.  If that's what you've found in newspapers it's a good indication of what Americans may have used at the time.  As an aside you could explain the proper title and what the common American reference was.

Funny country, tossing over their King yet still fascinated by royalty years later. :)

T

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Re: Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovitch
« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2009, 09:59:56 AM »
Thank-you everyone. Would anyone be able to tell me the correct way to introduce the Grand Duke Alexis? And yes, people in America were fascinated by him. He was this country's first celebrity. In Milwaukee, which had a large number of Russian immigrants, the throngs of women had to be moved out of the way so he could pass through, by point of bayonet by the Wisconsin Volunteers. At a ball in Chicago one reporter wished to interview the Grand Duke, but said he could not even get within shouting distance because of the crowd of women surrounding him. Us Americans will always love royalty, I suppose. When Princess Diana was killed we as a country may have not shown the sympathy our good friends the Brits expected of us. That was because we were too busy dealing with our own shock, grief, and disbelief. She was our little princess too and we loved her. We are still obsessed with her. This was how Americans felt about the Grand Duke Alexis. Every major newspaper reported on his whereabouts in this country almost every day. The General.

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Re: Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovitch
« Reply #44 on: March 15, 2009, 11:18:54 AM »
Diana was not "our little princess,"  nor were most obsessed (which in itself unhealthy) with her. 
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