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Re: Grand Duke Dmitriy Pavlovitch, his wife Audrey Emery, and descendants
« Reply #510 on: April 13, 2014, 12:28:54 AM »
For anyone who's interested here's the letter:

'Your Imperial Majesty. We all whose signatures You will read at the close of this letter, fervently and strongly implore You to mitigate Your severe decision concerning the destiny of Grand Duke Dmitriy Pavlovitch--We know that he is physically sick and deeply shocked, suprressed morally. You,--his former Trustee and Supreme Guardian, know his heart has always been filled with so much fervent love for You, Your Majesty, and for our Motherland. We entreat your IMperial Majesty, in view of the young age and really poor health of Grand Duke Dmitriy Pavlovitch to allow him to stay in Usov or Ilyinskoye. Your Imperial Majesty must be aware of how hard are the conditions for our troops in Persia, because of lack of living quarters, epidemics and other scourges of the human race, should Grand Duke Dmitriy Pavlovitch be obliged to stay there, it would mean his complete ruin and in the heart of Your Imperial Majesty, ther emust emerge some pity for the youth whom You have loved, who since childhood has been happy to be much and often near You and to whom You have been as kind as a father. May the Lord exhort Your Imperial Majesty to change Your decision and temper justice with mercy. Fervently faithful to and fondly loving Your Imperial Majesty [signatures followed]

Where is Usov? A village in Orenburgskiy Governorate?

UsovO, not Usov. It's a village near Ilinskoe (estate of GD Sergei), estate of GD Pavel.

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Re: Grand Duke Dmitriy Pavlovitch, his wife Audrey Emery, and descendants
« Reply #511 on: April 13, 2014, 02:29:22 AM »
The name of the village is Usovo, some 30 km away from Moscow ...

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Re: Grand Duke Dmitriy Pavlovitch, his wife Audrey Emery, and descendants
« Reply #512 on: April 13, 2014, 05:47:49 AM »
Thank you, both. I am asking this for an Usov "claimant", a descendant of the eponymous founder of the estate: See http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=1608.msg534611#msg534611
Берёзы севера мне милы,
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

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Audrey Emery
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Re: Grand Duke Dmitriy Pavlovitch, his wife Audrey Emery, and descendants
« Reply #514 on: August 18, 2014, 04:16:14 PM »
Paul at that age bore quite a resemblance to his father. He looks rather as Dimitri would have done in a polo shirt!

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Re: Grand Duke Dmitriy Pavlovitch, his wife Audrey Emery, and descendants
« Reply #515 on: August 19, 2014, 01:54:38 AM »
I think this picture was taken in 1960 so he's 32, of course he looks much healthier than his father. Audrey didn't age very well IMO

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Re: Grand Duke Dmitriy Pavlovitch, his wife Audrey Emery, and descendants
« Reply #516 on: August 19, 2014, 11:49:58 AM »
Oh yes. Paul looks like an active young man on holiday somewhere sunny.

Presumably his mother was a few years younger than Dimitri - born about 1900?

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Re: Grand Duke Dmitriy Pavlovitch, his wife Audrey Emery, and descendants
« Reply #517 on: August 19, 2014, 12:13:41 PM »
GD Dmitri was born 1891,  Audrey in 1904 and died 1971

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Re: Grand Duke Dmitriy Pavlovitch, his wife Audrey Emery, and descendants
« Reply #518 on: August 28, 2014, 02:37:42 AM »
Was Dimitri in love with Coco Chanel?  Was Coco in love with Dimitri?


Their affair doens't look like a great romantic love actually. Seemed Coco just added to her collection of love affairs a prestiguious Royal  lover like GD Dmitriy (though he was penniless but the genealogy was rich!!!). The Grand Duke itself seemed lost in the post-War and post-Revolution years, he was living without really close friends (except hi sister Maria, certainly) and his own family. Probably the affair with Coco was a great entertainment for him, a sort of oblivion in the merry but wild and cruel world for a Grand Duke in the 1920s.
About Chanel and GD Dmitri- I'd recommend reading Lisa Chaney's book- Coco Chanel An intimate life. There is a whole chapter about their relationship
Here you can read the whole book- http://e-libra.ru/read/356635-coco-chanel:-an-intimate-life.html, - chapter 17 is about GD DP

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Re: Grand Duke Dmitriy Pavlovitch, his wife Audrey Emery, and descendants
« Reply #519 on: October 09, 2014, 07:21:03 AM »
Dmitiy in new Russian mini-serial "Grigoriy R." (2014) ))





DP and FY


Dmitriy and Olga

Hello! My name is Olga. I was born and live in St. Petersburg. I liked the history of my country. I know my the city and surroundings.
My most liked person - GD Dmitri Pavlovich. )))
Sorry, my english is bad (

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Re: Grand Duke Dmitriy Pavlovitch, his wife Audrey Emery, and descendants
« Reply #520 on: October 09, 2014, 07:42:55 AM »
Hm, the young man isn't a bad likeness, though he could do with being taller.

Is the girl meant to be Dimitri's mistress, or sister?

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Re: Grand Duke Dmitriy Pavlovitch, his wife Audrey Emery, and descendants
« Reply #521 on: October 09, 2014, 08:23:09 AM »
Is the girl meant to be Dimitri's mistress, or sister?

It is Olga Nikolayevna )))

Encore, 08.09.1910, Komendantsky airfield in St.Petersburg
Hello! My name is Olga. I was born and live in St. Petersburg. I liked the history of my country. I know my the city and surroundings.
My most liked person - GD Dmitri Pavlovich. )))
Sorry, my english is bad (

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Re: Grand Duke Dmitriy Pavlovitch, his wife Audrey Emery, and descendants
« Reply #522 on: October 09, 2014, 05:22:10 PM »
Dmitiy in new Russian mini-serial "Grigoriy R." (2014) ))

WOW a Rasputin mini-serial, he got one before Nicholas and Alexandra did!

Has it aired yet, is it any good?

I hope it gets a English subtitled DVD release like Romanovy: Ventsenosnaya semya!

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Re: Grand Duke Dmitriy Pavlovitch, his wife Audrey Emery, and descendants
« Reply #523 on: October 11, 2014, 02:33:54 AM »
Interesting, is this the first series/movie that includes the speculation about an Olga/Dmitri marriage?

Encore, 08.09.1910, Komendantsky airfield in St.Petersburg

Great pose here!

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Re: Grand Duke Dmitriy Pavlovitch, his wife Audrey Emery, and descendants
« Reply #524 on: October 14, 2014, 05:36:50 PM »
From the clip in reply 519, the actress portraying Olga is the most true to the appearance of the real Olga at that time as I've seen in any film. Likewise for the actor playing Felix Y.
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