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Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2004, 03:49:28 PM »
I do see a fair bit of Xenia and Marie Feodorovna in the pictures of Irina as a young woman, but she also resembles her Aunt Anastasia. There's also a resemblance to both Olga and Tatiana; less so to Marie and Anastasia Nicholaievna. That makes sense since the family was so interrelated. I think Irina had a hard life and it shows in her facial expression. At a guess, I'd say she might have been a rather shy person who withheld much of her personality from others.

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« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2004, 03:53:47 PM »
From what I have gathered it appears she did not have easy life, but accepted things as they came. It appears she must have had a strong character but at the same time a very devoted person with those she loved.
She seems to have devoted herself more to Felix than her daughter, which I find rather odd.

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« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2004, 04:28:33 PM »
Felix and Irina I suspect had one of those marriages that outsiders rarely are able to comprehend.  They had a need for each other that probably excluded most others, including their daughter.
There has been so much speculation about their marriage and whether they really loved each other; I rather think that they did but that no one will fully comprehend the exact nature of their relationship or the depth of their feelings for one another.
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« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2004, 08:54:26 PM »
I think Felix is a fascinating character in many ways. He's both repellent and transcendant, if that makes any sense, a braggart, a murderer, selfish and vain and also a person who was genuine in his charitable efforts. It would be interesting to know what Irina really thought of him. We know that Felix had to have bedded her at least once to produce the child. The daughter resembled her father. So maybe they had a more normal marriage than people think they did? The letter she wrote to him while he was planning the Rasputin murder kind of suggests to me that she knew him very well and could read between the lines and tell he was up to something.

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« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2004, 10:35:36 PM »
What letter did she write to him? I never heard of this.

They seemed devoted to each other, I guess about as much as you can be to someone to a degree. Irina seems to have accepted Felix as he was and whatever their feelings might have been towards each other, I don't think anyone will really understand their relationship.

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« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2004, 05:45:45 AM »
Irina and Felix, Georgie and Nada, Louis and Edwina, George and Marina - all couples whose marriages have been the subject of scrutiny and gossip.
I think we all know that things are never black and white and that relations between two people can be as singular as the individuals themselves.
I'm not sure that I like the term 'bedded her' but I suppose that it is one way of describing whatever physical relationship that Felix and Irina had.
We do know from other discussions that other men and women had succesful marriages and yet enjoyed involvements of differing natures with other people; this may well have been the case with Irina and Felix - who can say?
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Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2004, 07:44:58 PM »


Irina and parents.


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« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2004, 06:25:58 PM »
That profile portrait of Irina is lovely.  Could be something to do with her hair in that picture as it waves onto her face - always flattering.
I would love to know what it was that she saw in Felix that made her want to marry him.  He had obvious attractions of course, but Irina has always struck me as someone with a very deep side to her and it would be fascinating to know exactly why he appealed to her, above all others.
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« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2004, 02:08:07 AM »
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That profile portrait of Irina is lovely.  Could be something to do with her hair in that picture as it waves onto her face - always flattering.
I would love to know what it was that she saw in Felix that made her want to marry him.  He had obvious attractions of course, but Irina has always struck me as someone with a very deep side to her and it would be fascinating to know exactly why he appealed to her, above all others.


You and me both. I too cannot understand the attraction other than financial gain.
I would love to have more information on Irina. She was one of the few who lived through all these events, knew the IF, and lived a very long life.
How sad to live with all those memories...

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« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2004, 05:32:04 PM »
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I too cannot understand the attraction other than financial gain


I don't know that it was as simple as that.  There must have been something that appealed to her, apart from his looks and his wealth.  After all, her family were not exactly paupers and she was considered a very beautiful and eligible 'partie'; there must have been something powerful that drew her to him...
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Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2004, 02:51:29 AM »


She is sooo lovely!

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« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2004, 03:04:26 AM »
Hello ! svetabel, that is a beautiful photo of Irina ! Thank you for posting it !  ;)

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« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2004, 03:44:41 AM »
That photo of Irina is amazing.  The fact that it is so hazy adds even more to her glamour.  I still can't decide what I feel about her looks; still, virtually everyone who met her states that she was beautiful.  After all, photos don't tell the whole story......
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« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2004, 04:18:24 AM »
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Hello ! svetabel, that is a beautiful photo of Irina ! Thank you for posting it !  ;)


You are most welcome.  :)That is one of my favourite photoes of Irina!

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« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2004, 04:19:09 AM »
Yes, it is my favourite now !  :D  ;)