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Title: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: DaneRomanov on August 11, 2004, 02:31:47 PM
Does anyone have pictures of Princess Xenia, the Daughter of Grand Duchess George (a.k.a Greek Minnie) i have a book that has a wonderful formal picture of her taken when she was in her early teens but for some reason i cant scan it in, if someone has it or any others please post them zXz

Thanks
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Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on August 11, 2004, 09:16:01 PM
I do, but not on the computher yet. sorry DaneRomanov can't help.
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Post by: Annushka on September 13, 2004, 05:59:20 PM
Thanks, I thought that might be the case.

Holly
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Post by: Svetabel on December 20, 2004, 07:29:52 AM
Just found in my "photocopies" collection.
Xenia in 1928
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/XeniaGeorg1928.jpg)
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Post by: Olga on December 20, 2004, 07:41:44 AM
That last photo is quite striking.
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Post by: Martyn on December 20, 2004, 05:44:26 PM
Goodness, she certainly was very chic as well as beautiful.  Mrs Leeds - was she married to William B.Leeds, a millionaire?
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Post by: Val289 on December 20, 2004, 09:14:28 PM
Yes, she was married to William B. Leeds from 1921 - 1930 ;)  .....and I have to agree, she certainly was very chic and beautiful!
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Post by: Martyn on December 21, 2004, 04:58:56 AM
Thanks for that information Val.  How did she and William meet?  Does anyone have any pictures of them together?
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Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on December 21, 2004, 07:17:31 AM
William was the son of Nancy Leeds ( who became "Princess Anastasia of Greece" )who married Xenia's uncle Christo.

So Xenia married her step-cousin..
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Post by: Charles on December 21, 2004, 07:44:30 AM
Does anyone know where is Ksenia Georgievna buried?  I know that she died (and may have been buried) in Glen Cove.

Thanks in advance

Charles
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Post by: Martyn on December 21, 2004, 08:21:04 AM
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William was the son of Nancy Leeds ( who became "Princess Anastasia of Greece" )who married Xenia's uncle Christo.

So Xenia married her step-cousin..


That sounds complicated ( in the best tradition)!  Was it Xenia who entertained Anna Anderson in America?
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Post by: Val289 on December 21, 2004, 09:06:50 AM
Hi Martyn :)  Yes, it was Xenia who had Anna Anderson as her guest at her home in New York .
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Post by: crazy_wing on December 21, 2004, 06:10:26 PM
The Camera of the Tsars said Xenia and Willliam's marriage turned out pretty badly.  

But I read somewhere that they were the model husband-wife until Xenia hosted AA.  

So, which one is true?  
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Post by: Martyn on December 22, 2004, 08:05:16 AM
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The Camera of the Tsars said Xenia and Willliam's marriage turned out pretty badly.  

But I read somewhere that they were the model husband-wife until Xenia hosted AA.  

So, which one is true?  


I have sort of heard that before.  What exactly was it then that caused the problem between Xenia and William in relation to AA?
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Post by: crazy_wing on December 22, 2004, 07:26:17 PM
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I have sort of heard that before.  What exactly was it then that caused the problem between Xenia and William in relation to AA?


I guess money was probably one of the reasons.  But maybe also b/c of AA's strange behavior and Xenia over-supporting AA?  
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Post by: LisaDavidson on December 22, 2004, 10:31:45 PM
Nancy Leeds was involved with Prince Christopher of Greece for years before their marriage in 1920. She introduced her son, William Leeds, to Christopher's niece, Princess Xenia Georgievna. They married about a year later in 1921.
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Post by: Svetabel on December 23, 2004, 02:45:00 AM
I guess it`s a well-known photo.I love it!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/xenia1.jpg)
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Post by: PrincessAlicky on December 23, 2004, 03:14:45 AM
Hello ! Yes, I Camera and the Tsar's it says: "Grand Princess Ksenia's niece and god-daugther Princess Ksenia Georgievna and William Bateman Leeds played together as children but their sudden engagment in 1921, when she was sixteen and he eighteen, shocked the family : 'We all assured them separatley, and in concert that they were far too young even to think of marriage. They only swept aside our objections and threatened to elope and dispense with the marriage ceremony,' The Marriage was not a success "
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Post by: PrincessAlicky on December 23, 2004, 03:18:03 AM
Hello again ! Also I found this on a website "Princess Marie was born in Greece, the daughter of King George I. Putting things in a modern perspective, if she were alive today, she would be the great aunt of the Prince of Wales (Prince Charles).

Marie married Grand Duke George of Russia in 1900 (making her a Grand Duchess). In doing so, she left her beloved Greece for Russia and a seat within the royal household of the Romanov family. The couple had two daughters, Nina and Xenia. The children were friends with the czar's children, including the most famous, Anastasia. That's where Marie's story takes a tragic turn.

Due to Xenia's failing health, Marie relocated to England in 1914 just before World War I broke out. Her husband stayed behind, charged by Czar Nicholas II to oversee Russian troops. When the Bolsheviks seized power and murdered the royal family, her husband was imprisoned and later executed.

Marie and her children never returned to Russia. She died in 1940. Her daughter Xenia inherited her drawings. Xenia immigrated to the Unites States, married a successful businessman and settled in on tony Long Island. In a plot straight out of a nighttime soap opera, she had an affair with a horse trainer on their estate, divorced her husband, married the horse trainer and moved to a smaller home in nearby Glen Cove.

Abbondandolo lived across the street from the princess. His mother was one of her good friends. Though he was aware of her royal lineage (he still refers to her as Princess Xenia in conversation), he says she often felt just like every other neighbor who lived across the street.

"We knew she was a member of the Romanov family. The only time there was any fanfare was when the woman claiming to be Anastasia visited Xenia's home, trying to convince the princess that she was indeed who she claimed to be."

When Xenia passed away in 1968, she left the collection of drawings to the Abbondandolo family.

"My mom was an amateur artist in her own right," he says, "and Xenia felt she was the only person who really admired them for their artwork."

It was a move that Abbondandolo says Xenia's surviving heirs are none too happy about. "

The website was http://www.suntimes.com/output/galleries/wkp-news-muse03north.html It also tells you about pictures, that that her mother Maria, had done. Also This like has been posted in the 'New Links' section  ;)
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Post by: Martyn on December 23, 2004, 03:53:59 AM
PrincessAlicky, that is fascinating information.  Now you mention it, I do remember Charlotte Zeepvatt's rather pithy summation of the Xenia/William union - 'the marriage was not a success'.
So Xenia fell in love with her horse trainer?  That really is like something from a film.  Do you happen to know if she and William had any children?
To be frank, I am not surprised that Anna Anderson's presence caused strain upon their marriage, as the former could be exigeante, to say the least.
That is such a lovely photo of Xenia; she looks like a very warm person as well as very personable.
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Post by: PrincessAlicky on December 23, 2004, 04:00:30 AM
Hi Martyn ! Yes, It's very fascinating ! Well, from what I have heard, she had two children. Her first one was with William. Its was a girl and she was called Nancy (Named after her grandmother ? - Princess Anastasia Greece, Nancy Leeds) The girls full name was Nancy Helen Marie Leeds born on 25.2.1925. She had another child, a girl from her secing marriage to Herman Jud. The girl was named Alexandra Leeds Jud, born on 30.3.1959. Hope this helps !  ;)  :D
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: PrincessAlicky on December 23, 2004, 04:02:13 AM
svetabel, that is a beautiful photo of Ksenia ! Thank for posting it ! I also adore, the one you posted of Irina !  ;)
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Post by: PrincessAlicky on December 23, 2004, 04:04:56 AM
Hi ! Also I found out, Ksenia's grandchildren. Nancy married Edward Judson Wynkoop, on the 22 December 1945 and they had one child, a girl called Alexandra Wynkoop (b. 1959). I dont think Alexandra had any children. Does anyone know ?
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Post by: Martyn on December 23, 2004, 06:09:47 AM
So Alexandra was called 'Alexandra Leeds Jud' even though her father wasn't William Leeds?
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Post by: PrincessAlicky on December 23, 2004, 06:21:45 AM
Yeah, I noticed that while reading it. I wonder why she had the name 'Leeds' even though William was not her father, but Herman was.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Val289 on December 23, 2004, 09:18:06 AM
Svetabel - thank you for posting the beautiful picture!

And Princess Alicky - thank you for all of your info.

Ever since I had read about Xenia in Kurth's bio of Anna Anderson, I have been wanting to learn more about her.  Thanks everyone for all of the pictures, and information about her.
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Post by: LisaDavidson on December 23, 2004, 09:29:32 PM
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Hi Martyn ! Yes, It's very fascinating ! Well, from what I have heard, she had two children. Her first one was with William. Its was a girl and she was called Nancy (Named after her grandmother ? - Princess Anastasia Greece, Nancy Leeds) The girls full name was Nancy Helen Marie Leeds born on 25.2.1925. She had another child, a girl from her secing marriage to Herman Jud. The girl was named Alexandra Leeds Jud, born on 30.3.1959. Hope this helps !  ;)  :D


I think there is a bit of confusion here. Princess Xenia had only one child, Nancy Leeds, born in 1925. She had no children by Mr. Jud. Since Xenia was born around the turn of the century, it would be unlikely that she gave birth to Alexandra in 1959, nearly 60 years after her own birth, don't you think?

I believe Nancy Leeds married Edward Wynkoop in 1945 and that they are the parents of Alexandra who was born in 1959. I don't know if Alexandra Wynkoop married or has children or not. Perhaps Peter Kurth knows?
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Post by: grandduchessella on August 23, 2005, 10:55:36 AM

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b259/queenena/romanov/img974a.jpg)

I think Marie was the only Romanov bride not married in Russia. Ever pro-Greek I think she would only marry in Greece.
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Post by: Angie_H on August 23, 2005, 11:03:16 AM
Yes that came across in her book, she was very adamant about marrying in Greece and not in Russia
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Post by: Marc on August 25, 2005, 06:04:36 AM
Princess Xenia Georgievna of Russia,later Leeds(family of Princess Anastasia of Greece-Nancy Leeds)!
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Post by: Marc on August 25, 2005, 06:04:59 AM
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a42/breezer22/NinaRuss.jpg)
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Post by: Marc on August 25, 2005, 06:06:07 AM
And Princess Nina Georgievna of Russia,later Princess Chavchavadze!
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Post by: Marc on August 25, 2005, 06:07:34 AM
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a42/breezer22/NinaRuss2.jpg)
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Post by: Marc on August 25, 2005, 06:08:39 AM
And one more of Princess Nina with her husband Prince Paul Chavchavadze!
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Post by: cimbrio on August 25, 2005, 08:19:20 AM
Those pictures are lovely, and I find Xenia amazingly beautiful, what a pity she wasn't able ro marry a royal and pass it on to some other royal family, she was so well connected after all... Euharistó Marc :)
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Post by: Annushka on September 09, 2005, 12:38:02 PM
Who was Nina's son?  And did Xenia have any children?

Holly
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Post by: TampaBay on September 09, 2005, 01:52:31 PM
Xenia had only one daughter, Nancy Leeds who is still in the line of succession to the Greek Throne.  I believe she lives in New York City.

TampaBay
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Post by: Speedycat on September 11, 2005, 03:24:46 PM
Too bad my scanner puts those awful blue and yellow lines through all my pictures. :-[  The originals are perfect!
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Post by: Speedycat on September 11, 2005, 03:37:05 PM
Maria with her family shortly after her marriage.  There she is in the back row right, leaning on her husband's walking stick.  Interesting pose ;)

(http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/800/greekfamily8pa.jpg)
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Post by: Svetabel on September 11, 2005, 11:24:02 PM
And Maria's spouse GD Georgiy looks absolutely happy in the pic!  ;)
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Post by: Alicky1872 on September 12, 2005, 08:37:10 AM
It looks like he's prodding Marie with his stick!  ;D There's always some joker in family photographs!
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Post by: Speedycat on September 12, 2005, 09:17:04 AM
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It looks like he's prodding Marie with his stick!  ;D There's always some joker in family photographs!


It does look like he must have been teasing her with the stick right before the photo was spanned.  She seems to have grabbed hold of it to make him stop...hence this odd pose.
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Post by: isabel on September 12, 2005, 10:07:21 AM
I thik Maria Georgievna resembled a lot her brother George, and it´s curious, but our Queen Sophia of Greece (Queen of Spain), resembled them very much.

About her, i belive that she and Xenia Alexandrovna were very close in childwood, and later they married brothers, had she the support of Xenia in Russia?

An other question, as only sister of Alexandra of Greece, and living in Russia , did she have a close relationship with her  nepheus,motherless child, Maria Paulovna and Dimitri?

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Post by: grandduchessella on September 12, 2005, 06:15:33 PM
She and Xenia were always close I think. One of her daughters was named Xenia.

Based on her memoirs, she doesn't seem to have been especially close to Dmitri & Marie. There isn't any animosity noted but she rarely mentions them. Marie she wrote was spoiled. In one of the Ella/Marie threads I quoted what 'Greek Minny' wrote about her niece.
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Post by: isabel on September 13, 2005, 01:45:18 AM
Even if Maria Paulovna were an spoiled child, it hardly surprise me that she won´t be more tender with them, afeter they losed their mother, Minny´s single sister.
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Post by: grandduchessella on September 14, 2005, 10:28:54 AM
She doesn't strike me as a particularly sensitive person--she was rather gruff. She and Marie Pavlovna were probably pretty similar in much of their temperament.
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Post by: Svetabel on September 15, 2005, 12:40:31 AM
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She doesn't strike me as a particularly sensitive person--she was rather gruff. She and Marie Pavlovna were probably pretty similar in much of their temperament.


Yes, I agree, pretty similar.
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Post by: Prince_Christopher on September 18, 2005, 08:48:33 AM
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An other question, as only sister of Alexandra of Greece, and living in Russia , did she have a close relationship with her  nepheus,motherless child, Maria Paulovna and Dimitri?



I've always thought it strange as well, how Marie Pavlovna and Dmitri were not very close to their Greek relatives.  I think they would have been accepted by them with loving, open arms, and may not have felt like such orphans.

Another reason I think Maria may not have been close to Marie and Dmitri is that Alexandra died in 1891.  Maria did not marry George until 1900, almost a decade later.  By this time, Marie and Dmitri were already under the care of Serge and Ella, spending most of their time in Moscow.

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Post by: isabel on September 18, 2005, 12:02:10 PM
Thanks Prince Christopher,

If in that time  Alexandra´s children lived in Moscow with Ella and Sergei, it´s more understandig for me that Maria Georgievna wasn´t so close to them.

I belive that Sergei was very close to them expecialy to Maria, perhaps he was a little jalous to share them with others relatives?
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Post by: Marlene on September 19, 2005, 11:51:01 AM
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Xenia had only one daughter, Nancy Leeds who is still in the line of succession to the Greek Throne.  I believe she lives in New York City.

TampaBay



Nancy Leeds Wynkoop lives in Vermont.  She is unwell.
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Post by: Svetabel on November 26, 2005, 11:42:12 AM
Today I was at the Hermitage museum and saw a portrait of GD Maria Georgiyevna aka "Greek Minny".
I was surprised as I had not seen that image before (shame on me! I've not been at the Hermitage for a year!). Grand Duchess is painted with her eldest daughter on her knee.
The picture is wonderful, in light and fresh colors. Unfortunately I had not my camera with me so...no  shots of the picture. :(
Possibly...anyone ever seen that picture? or have a reproduction?

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Post by: Eric_Lowe on November 27, 2005, 08:22:42 PM
That would be great...wonder if there would be a catalogue that goes with the exhitbition. If so we will see it either on Ebay or Arturo Beeche's book list soon.  ;D

Also Greek Minny's autobiography "A Romanov Diary" is a must have ! It give the woman's point of view that was lacking from her brothers's memoirs.  
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Post by: Svetabel on November 28, 2005, 12:45:09 AM
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That would be great...wonder if there would be a catalogue that goes with the exhitbition. If so we will see it either on Ebay or Arturo Beeche's book list soon.  ;D

 

If you mean a catalogue of M.Zichy's exhibition it really exists! :D I happily bought it at the Hermitage.

The portrait of Greek Minny I saw at the exposition "The Russian Interior in the 19th century". Sadly, there is no catalogue of this wonderful exposition  :(
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Post by: grandduchessella on November 28, 2005, 10:33:33 AM
What was the Zichy exhibit?
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on November 28, 2005, 11:21:16 AM
A Russian court painter who had an exhibition in St. Petersburg. Looking for the catalogue... :(
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Post by: Svetabel on November 29, 2005, 01:19:30 AM
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What was the Zichy exhibit?


Wonderful watercolours and drawings in pencil of a Russian court life in 1854-1900 years!!!
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Post by: Svetabel on December 26, 2005, 03:45:57 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/grmi.jpg)

Very nice pic of her  :D

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Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 26, 2005, 05:10:25 AM
Yes...however it looks like it was taken from a group photo. I wonder about the date & the occation.  ???
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Post by: Svetabel on December 26, 2005, 06:22:07 AM
It's 1902-1903 years..Moreover Greek Minny is not the only Grand Duchess in the picture  :). By her side (at left) is GDss Xenia Alexandrovna.
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Post by: kmerov on December 27, 2005, 05:34:28 PM
Two pictures of GDss Maria Georgievna

With husband around 1910
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/RF%20of%20Greece/storfyrstgeorgwife.jpg)

And with her two daughters and Princes Rostislav, Vasilij and Nikita Alexandrovich.
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/RF%20of%20Greece/storfytstindemariegeorg.jpg)
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 27, 2005, 09:05:45 PM
Thanks ! More nice pictures !  ;)

I especially like the one taken with her husband. They looked the loving couple !  :-*
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Post by: Svetabel on December 28, 2005, 12:43:29 AM
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. They looked the loving couple !  :-*

To me they don't look like loving couple... :( It was an open-secret that Maria did not love her husband.
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Post by: Svetabel on December 28, 2005, 12:50:35 AM
Still trying to locate that picture of Greek Minny and Xenia together  ::)

Now  this.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/GreekMinnyherspouse.jpg)
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 28, 2005, 01:04:01 AM
I think this came from "A Romanov Diary" ;D
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Post by: Svetabel on December 28, 2005, 01:16:50 AM
NO, Eric!! ;D It came from another book on the Romanovs...Poor me don't have "A Romanov diary"  :'(
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Post by: Svetabel on December 28, 2005, 07:46:26 AM
Actually I hope that Maria's book will be translated in Russian soon. :)
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 28, 2005, 07:48:29 AM
Depends who has the rights...I guess her family.  ???
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Post by: Svetabel on December 28, 2005, 07:53:03 AM
Might be her descendants have the rights...Anyway I hope, it's very fashionable now in Russia translating memoires of any Romanov person. ;)
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Post by: grandduchessella on December 28, 2005, 05:26:46 PM
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Depends who has the rights...I guess her family.  ???


It's been discussed in detail in the Books section. It seems the situation is very complicated and the book won't be republished anytime soon. Used copies can be found but it's hard and, unless you luck out, will pay a pretty penny for it.
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Post by: Svetabel on December 30, 2005, 02:16:19 PM
Finally founded out :)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/gmxa1.jpg)

And one more of 2 Grand Duchesses

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/gmxa.jpg)

Here Greek Minny among her relatives ( Princess Alexandra of Wales with her daughter Maud).


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/gmvical.jpg)
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Post by: grandduchessella on January 10, 2006, 11:36:18 PM
Minny with Xenia

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/grandduchessella/ksenia4marie.jpg)
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Post by: Svetabel on January 11, 2006, 12:46:55 AM
I always think that the style of those dresses (such as in the photo GDElla posted) did not fit Greek Minny and Xenia at all. A mass of white laces...no. That was not their style, they look like ordinary matrons.  :) I just adore some photos of Greek Minny in tight-fitting dress..one can find such one in Ch.Zeepvat book.
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on January 11, 2006, 02:30:37 AM
Minny looked better as she matures, but definitely not a beauty like her mother & cousin, Xenia.  :-*
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Post by: Svetabel on January 24, 2006, 03:55:27 AM
The portrait of Greek Minny and her daughter I had told.

This is what I was able to get... Not very clear becouse of the museum lighting ...GDss Maria Georgyievna and her daughter

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/MP/DSCN3715.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/MP/DSCN3718.jpg)
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on January 24, 2006, 12:03:01 PM
Where was this located ?  ???
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Post by: Svetabel on January 25, 2006, 12:31:02 AM
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Where was this located ?  ???


The Hermitage state museum  ;). Interestingly enough that one cannot find any plate near the potrait with data and who is who  in the painting  :-/. I was stunned looking to the picture as I easily recognized Maria and was interested in the name of a baby - Xenia or Nina.
I think a baby is the eldest daughter .
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Post by: Angie_H on January 25, 2006, 09:23:45 AM
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 The Hermitage state museum  ;). Interestingly enough that one cannot find any plate near the potrait with data and who is who  in the painting  :-/. I was stunned looking to the picture as I easily recognized Maria and was interested in the name of a baby - Xenia or Nina.
I think a baby is the eldest daughter .

No ID of any kind around the painting? Is that unusual for the Hermitage? Are portraits of other IF members identified?
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Post by: Svetabel on January 26, 2006, 12:38:37 AM
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No ID of any kind around the painting? Is that unusual for the Hermitage? Are portraits of other IF members identified?


Yes, the other portraits are identified. The point is that: Maria's portrait is not located at the gallery where you can find portraits of the Empreros, their spouses and children. One can see the painting at the exposition "Russian Interior", in the room showing a nursery of the beginning of the 20 cent. There is a portrait of Daria of Leuchtenberg on the same wall near Maria's picture there. BTW, in the next room I saw a wonderful portrait of Zenaida Yussupova never seen before.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: dp5486 on March 20, 2006, 07:12:48 PM
I read that the Grand Dukes Nicholas Mikhailovich, Sergei Mikhailovich, and George Mikahilovich (and presumably his wife and daughters) lived in the large Novo-Mikhailovskii Palace. With all them living together, where Princesses Nina and Xenia especially close to their uncles being that they lived together?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Bach on March 20, 2006, 07:23:43 PM
Also, if anyone knows if she is buried in Glen Cove, NY, I live one town over and would be glad to take photos of the gravesite.

The North Shore of Long Island isn't called the "Gold Coast" for nothing!
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Prince_Christopher on March 20, 2006, 09:58:05 PM
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Also, if anyone knows if she is buried in Glen Cove, NY, I live one town over and would be glad to take photos of the gravesite.

The North Shore of Long Island isn't called the "Gold Coast" for nothing!


Bach, please do so if at all possible.  I'm sure it would be appreciated by many forum members. :)
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Svetabel on March 21, 2006, 12:21:15 AM
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I read that the Grand Dukes Nicholas Mikhailovich, Sergei Mikhailovich, and George Mikahilovich (and presumably his wife and daughters) lived in the large Novo-Mikhailovskii Palace. With all them living together, where Princesses Nina and Xenia especially close to their uncles being that they lived together?

Thanks!


GD Nikolay, Sergey and Georgiy did live in Novo-Mikhailovskiy palace. As for the closeness Nina and Xenia to their uncles possibly "A Romanov diary" by GD Maria Georgyievna could help...
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: dp5486 on March 29, 2006, 04:24:19 PM
By chance does anyone know where Marie and her daughters lived during their lengthened stay in London during World War I? Perhaps a hotel? I read (forget where) that many did not approve of Queen Alexandra spending time with her own niece (Marie) during her prolonged stay because they thought she was trying to curry favor for the various Romanovs, including her husband, who were still in Russia.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Marlene on March 31, 2006, 01:21:44 PM
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By chance does anyone know where Marie and her daughters lived during their lengthened stay in London during World War I? Perhaps a hotel? I read (forget where) that many did not approve of Queen Alexandra spending time with her own niece (Marie) during her prolonged stay because they thought she was trying to curry favor for the various Romanovs, including her husband, who were still in Russia.


I am at work  so cannot check, but the information is most certainly in Marie's Memoirs, A Romanov diary.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Keith on April 01, 2006, 03:27:54 PM
They originally stayed in Harrogate. Around July 1916 they took a house in Grosvenor Square. She then mentions when the Revolution came she had to give up the house in Gosvenor Square and moved to a smaller one in Regent's Park.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: dp5486 on April 01, 2006, 04:04:18 PM
Thank you! I've always been curious about their life in England during the Revolution. I guess she was not only cut off from her husband and mother in Russia but also her deposed brother in Greece. Was she not able to return to Greece either?
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Keith on April 02, 2006, 08:37:15 AM
When the war broke out, Marie set up a small hospital (12 beds) to help in some way the country where she was now living. She later found a larger place, and with the help of George V was able to use it for the rest of war. It was endowed with money from Russia (her husband and the Red Cross), and also by members of the British Royal Family. She then also started a third convalescent home.  She tried to get permission to return to Russia, but was told to wait as travel was to dangerous.

She doesn't mention trying to get back to Greece.

Marie didn't have any easy time in England during the war, as she was accused of being a spy due to her Greek/Russia nationalities. She said a society lady, who she thought was a friend, contacted the foreign office to have her kicked out of England, as she was a dangerous element.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: dp5486 on April 03, 2006, 05:41:22 PM
That is so unfair.  :( I think it would be natural for Marie to put in a good word for her relatives, especially her husband. From what I've read on other threads her daughters seemed to have turned against her after the death of their father.

I thought it was horrible that people wanted Queen Alexandra to stop seeing her. Being that Marie was her niece I would have to say that she would have every right to want to visit with her as much as she pleased!

You would think with the hospitals she set up she would have been better received by the British people.

Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: grandduchessella on April 05, 2006, 10:51:02 PM
It was probably late in the war that she came under suspicion. Russia was an ally and the Greeks were neutral. Public opinion only turned against the Greek royal family when their neutrality became a hindrance to Allied goals and the whispering campaigns began. Early in the war, Marie gained some good publicity in the magazines of the day for her nursing work and was featured in some photo spreads.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: dp5486 on April 06, 2006, 04:51:48 PM
Ok. That makes more sense. I did read that King Konstantinos I was leaning toward joining Germany during World War I.

I just find it surprising that she did not try and return to her beloved Greece after she was unable to return to Russia.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: grandduchessella on April 07, 2006, 11:00:01 AM
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I just find it surprising that she did not try and return to her beloved Greece after she was unable to return to Russia.

She did have her daughters and their health to consider though. She'd originally come to England because of the one daughter's (can't remember which) health--and because she was happier out of Russia. This, as well as the fact that England was probably safer once the war broke out than Greece, probably played a role. Without her daughter's to consider, Minny probably would've hotfooted it back to Greece.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: grandduchessella on April 07, 2006, 11:01:15 AM
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I remember reading that when Grand Duchess Marie died the royal family had a quick funeral and burial then fled the country.  Basically burial one day flee the next. :'(

At least she was able to be buried in Greece--that which she loved almost more than anything else.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Svetabel on April 08, 2006, 07:52:44 AM
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I just find it surprising that she did not try and return to her beloved Greece after she was unable to return to Russia.

She did have her daughters and their health to consider though. She'd originally come to England because of the one daughter's (can't remember which) health--.

I guess the daughter was Nina.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on June 03, 2006, 12:34:39 AM
Does anyone on the board know anything about the second husband of Princess Xenia Georgievna of Russia, Herman Jud? I know that her first husband was a wealthy tin-magnate, Billy Leeds, but I've never come across any information about Mr. Jud.

Hopefully, the pretty and kind Princess' second marriage was a happy one.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Svetabel on June 03, 2006, 07:34:36 AM
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Does anyone on the board know anything about the second husband of Princess Xenia Georgievna of Russia, Herman Jud? I know that her first husband was a wealthy tin-magnate, Billy Leeds, but I've never come across any information about Mr. Jud.

Hopefully, the pretty and kind Princess' second marriage was a happy one.

I once read that Herman Jud was a businessman.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: LisaDavidson on June 04, 2006, 12:15:34 PM
I believe Mr. Jud was a horseman - I'm not sure if he was a trainer or not - but I have the impression that he was someone she met in the course of living the life of a wealthy Society woman.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: grandduchessella on June 11, 2006, 01:37:50 PM
I just saw this on the Russian-Balkans Royal message board from June 8:

"My local paper reported today that Nancy Leeds Wynkoop, 81, daughter of Princess Xenia Georgievna and grand daughter of Grand Duke George Mikhailovich has passed away. "

The poster wrote that he had some contact with her and found her  "while quite ill, she was friendly, hopeful and happy to share Romanov related information."  

Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Prince_Christopher on June 11, 2006, 07:19:29 PM
It's too bad to hear about Mrs. Leeds.

I'm still reading Prince Christopher's memoirs off and on and he talks quite a bit about his niece Xenia.  Of course, Nancy would have been his stepgranddaughter as well as grandniece.

Does anyone have any pictures of her (Nancy)?  I looked but couldn't find any....
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: grandduchessella on June 11, 2006, 08:51:48 PM
There are some in Inheritors of Alexander the Great and Romanov Diary (the autobiography of her grandmother GDss Marie).
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: grandduchessella on June 11, 2006, 08:57:24 PM
"Miss Nancy Leeds Officer's Fiancee," The New York Times, New York, Wednesday, 18 September 1945, p. 27

MISS NANCY LEEDS OFFICER'S FIANCEE

Daughter of Princess Xenia and W. B. Leeds Engaged to Lieut. E. J. Wynkoop Jr.

    Princess Xenia of Russia, who resides in this city and Glen Cove, L. I., has announced the engagement of her daughter, Miss Nancy Helen Marie Leeds, to Lieut. Edward Judson Wynkoop Jr., USNR, son of Dr. and Mrs. Wynkoop of Syracuse, N. Y.

    Miss Leeds, daughter also of Lieut. Comdr. William B. Leeds, USCGR, of this city, attended the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Conn., and is a senior at Sarah Lawrence College. Through her mother, a member of the Romanoff family, she is a granddaughter of the late Grand Duke George Michaelovitch of Russia and Princess Marie of Greece and Denmark. On the paternal side the bride-elect is a granddaughter of the late William B. Leeds, tin plate executive, and the late Princess Anastasia of Greece.

    Lieutenant Wynkoop was graduated from Hamilton College. He is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan G. Wynkoop and Mr. and Mrs. Kingman Niver of Syracuse.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: grandduchessella on June 11, 2006, 08:59:20 PM
"Miss Nancy Leeds Officer's Fiancee," The New York Times, New York, Wednesday, 18 September 1945, p. 27

MISS NANCY LEEDS OFFICER'S FIANCEE

Daughter of Princess Xenia and W. B. Leeds Engaged to Lieut. E. J. Wynkoop Jr.

    Princess Xenia of Russia, who resides in this city and Glen Cove, L. I., has announced the engagement of her daughter, Miss Nancy Helen Marie Leeds, to Lieut. Edward Judson Wynkoop Jr., USNR, son of Dr. and Mrs. Wynkoop of Syracuse, N. Y.

    Miss Leeds, daughter also of Lieut. Comdr. William B. Leeds, USCGR, of this city, attended the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Conn., and is a senior at Sarah Lawrence College. Through her mother, a member of the Romanoff family, she is a granddaughter of the late Grand Duke George Michaelovitch of Russia and Princess Marie of Greece and Denmark. On the paternal side the bride-elect is a granddaughter of the late William B. Leeds, tin plate executive, and the late Princess Anastasia of Greece.

    Lieutenant Wynkoop was graduated from Hamilton College. He is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan G. Wynkoop and Mr. and Mrs. Kingman Niver of Syracuse.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Prince_Christopher on June 12, 2006, 08:37:56 AM
I've read that Mrs. Leeds was in line to the Greek "throne" after King Constantine's family and Princess Irene, since her mother did not renounce her rights on marriage to Mr. Leeds.  Does that mean that her daughter Alexandra also in line?
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: grandduchessella on June 12, 2006, 09:19:34 AM
Yes, I think it went like this:

Crown Prince Pavlos
His Children (3 or 4 now?)
Prince Nikolaos
Prince Philippos
Princess Alexia
Her children (1 or 2?)
Theodora
Irene
Nancy Leeds Wynkoop
Alexandra Wynkoop

Another interesting side fact--there is another Romanov/Wynkoop connection. Peter & Militza’s great-granddaughter Elisabeth Freiin von Waldstätten (granddaughter of Nadezhda, Pss Orlov)  married a Wykoop cousin of Alexandra Wynkoop in 1942.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: grandduchessella on June 12, 2006, 09:24:59 AM
Nancy Leeds Wynkoop, and her husband, Edward presented Middlebury College in Vermont with many Romanov artifacts in 1994. These include portraits (formal & informal) of the Imperial family, as well as various Faberge items, silver and porcelain as well as items from the Imperial yachts. Many of these items were what NLW called her ‘beloved treasures’, just small knick-knacks that would’ve been commonplace in Romanov homes of old—picture frames, etc… There are also more impressive items such as works by arists like Valentin Serov. The items were on display in 2003 as part of a celebratory exhibit of the reign of Peter the Great—I’m hoping they still are!

Another piece of her family history can be visited at Doris Duke's old home, Rough Point, in Newport News, Rhode Island.

The homes owners were:
 Frederick W. Vanderbilt (1887 – 1906)
William Leeds (1906 – 1910)
Nancy Leeds (widow of William) (1910 – 1922)

James B. Duke (1922 – 1925)
Doris Duke (1925 – 1993)
Newport Restoration Foundation (1999 – present)

 Vanderbilt spent only a few years in the house and then began renting it to summer visitors in 1894. William B. Leeds rented the home for the summers of 1904 and 1905 and bought the estate in 1906. Leeds died in 1910, leaving Rough Point to his wife who sold it to James B. Duke in 1922. It had lovely gardens (hopefully, still does) by the famed designer Frederick Law Olmsted. Doris Duke was a well-known collector of Romanov (and other desposed royalty) items, I wonder if any are at the home? The home does contain a number of the art, antiques, furniture and wall coverings she collected over the decades. The home opened as a museum in 2000.

Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Prince_Christopher on June 12, 2006, 04:03:20 PM
I had known that Rough Point was originally a Vanderbilt home and I had read about it in relation to Doris Duke, but I didn't realize it had belonged the Leeds family as well.

I may be able to attend a conference in Rhode Island in October.  I will have to get the details.  I'd love to visit those old homes, something I've never done....
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: LisaDavidson on June 12, 2006, 04:37:46 PM
There is an announcement of Mrs. Wynkoop's death on our Forum banner, as well as a thread under News links.

Mrs. Wynkoop was also a friend of Peter Kurth's and Penny Wilson's. I have asked PK to write us an obit for the APA site and I believe he has written one for the NY Times.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Prince_Christopher on June 12, 2006, 04:44:49 PM
I find it intriguing that Marie of Greece/Russia's descendants are still in line for the Greek throne.  This means that, aside from the family of Paul, ALL the other descendants of George I and Olga have been passed over for some reason.

Was it the custom for the princesses to give up their rights upon marriage?

And why did Marie not do so?  Was it overlooked, being only the second time a Greek princess married?  What about the descendants of Marie Pavlovna and her brother Dimitri? Did Alexandra give up her rights when she married their father?

It's ironic that Prince Christopher's descendants are not in line for the throne, but his American wife Nancy's are....
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: LisaDavidson on June 12, 2006, 06:56:19 PM
I am away from my notes at the moment, but I believe that Prince Christopher's first wife, who became HRH Princess Anastasia of Greece, made an agreement for her daughter-in-law, HSH Princess Xenia Georgievna's children, to be heirs to the throne of Greece. This is interesting for several reasons. First, Princess Anastasia was a wealthy American widow and as such would not have normally been entitled to be a princess in her own right. She would normally have been Princess Christopher of Greece. However, she joined the family when it was in considerable turmoil, and she was by all accounts incredibly generous to her new in laws. In the midst of this, her son by her first marriage, Billy Leeds, married Princess Xenia. Second, this is the only case I know of where the children of an American man, in this case, Billy Leeds, became heir to a foreign kingdom. As I understand it, Nancy Leeds Wynkoop was in line as is her daughter Alexandra Wynkoop.

By the way, Prince Christopher had only one legitimate son, Prince Michael. I believe Prince Michael is still a Greek dynast but his daughters were the product of a morganatic marriage. Thus, they and their descendants - which means Prince Christopher's descendants - are not in line for the throne of Greece.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Dominic_Albanese on June 12, 2006, 07:24:29 PM
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There is an announcement of Mrs. Wynkoop's death on our Forum banner, as well as a thread under News links.

Mrs. Wynkoop was also a friend of Peter Kurth's and Penny Wilson's. I have asked PK to write us an obit for the APA site and I believe he has written one for the NY Times.

I knew that Peter was close to Mrs. Wynkoop - its great that he is writing an obit for us.  I wondered if he might go to her service as well?

I remembered something else Mrs. Wynkoop told me the one time we visited.  It was in relationship to Alix - she said that the family lore was that children in general loved her.  She could easily relate to them, they liked her and sought her out.  Her point was that while adults didn't care for Alix, children did and that in itself said something about Alix's character.

We also discussed, briefly, Anna Anderson.  Her mother, I believe hosted Anna Anerson in New York for awhile.  While a long time ago, I vaguely remember that Mrs. Wynkoop had trouble reconcilling in her mind the "regal" characteristics of Anna Anderson.  Please, Please - let's not turn this thread into a debate on Anna Anderson, I just wanted to relate some of my recollections.  I don't know what her feelings were about Anna Anderson after the DNA tests were done or at the end of her life.

I'll always remember that one visit, principally because of her graciousness, hosting this kid who had a couple of books on Nicholas and Alexandra and didn't have a clue about the extended family.  She even offered to lend me a genealogy she had to help broaden my knowledge.  She was a friendly, formal and interesting lady.

I have the book from the Middlebury College exhibition, its an interesting book.  Here's the amazon site if you want to purchase it: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1928825036/qid=1150157341/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-1773226-1392063?s=books&v=glance&n=283155

Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: julia.montague on June 13, 2006, 01:06:06 PM
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Yes, I think it went like this:

Crown Prince Pavlos
His Children (3 or 4 now?)
Prince Nikolaos
Prince Philippos
Princess Alexia
Her children (1 or 2?)
Theodora
Irene
Nancy Leeds Wynkoop
Alexandra Wynkoop

Another interesting side fact--there is another Romanov/Wynkoop connection. Peter & Militza’s great-granddaughter Elisabeth Freiin von Waldstätten (granddaughter of Nadezhda, Pss Orlov)  married a Wykoop cousin of Alexandra Wynkoop in 1942.

Pavlos has 4 children: Maria-Olympia, Konstantinos-Alexios, Achileas-Andreas and Odysseas-Kimon, Alexia has three children: Arietta, Ana-María and Carlos
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Prince_Christopher on June 13, 2006, 11:03:42 PM
From The Best Families: The Town & Country Social Directory 1846-1996, by Jerry E. Patterson.

There is a listing concerning the grandparents of Mrs. Leeds:

Leeds, Mr. and Mrs. William Bateman (Nonnie Stewart)  
are regular summer  residents of Newport.  Last fall, Mr. Leeds      purchased "Rough Point," which had been in the market for a long time.        With its location at the lower turn of the cliff walk, with the grounds bounded by the ocean and Bellevue Avenue, the estate has long been one of the showplaces of Newport.  The rough stone house, with its brown walls, seems part of the rocks above which it is built.  The rocks extend out into the water many feet, and at the change of the tide or during a storm, the surf is magnificent.  August 24, 1907

*Nonnie Stewart was the original name of Nancy Leeds/Anastasia of Greece.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Prince_Christopher on June 13, 2006, 11:09:08 PM
And a later one for Nancy Leeds Wynkoop's parents:

Leeds, Mr. and Mrs. William B., Jr. (Princess Xenia of Russia)

Their recent marriage in Paris was an event of international interest.  The Princess Xenia is the youngest daughter of the late Grand Duke George Michaelovitch of Russia and a niece of the King of Greece.  Mr. Leeds is the son of Princess Anastasia of Greece, who was formerly Mrs. William B. Leeds of New York.   November 20, 1921
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: alixaannencova on August 21, 2007, 08:40:07 AM
Perhaps I am being as blind as a bat, but I cannot find a thread for George M! If there isn't one, may we try and start one, as I find him curiously interesting!

I understand that he shared Mikhailovka with his siblings for many years, as a country residence, but assume that after he married Marie Georgievna he got himself his own place in the country outside St Petersburg as well as building Harax. Did George also build himself a palace in St Petersburg?

I have never heard of a Georgievsky Dvorets in the former capital! I wonder what his chief interests were! He seems a rather modest man in truth, and I often wonder why Marie G. ever agreed to marry him!

It seems so sad that he did not see his daughters again 1914, but then again at least he knew they were safe in 1919! As a rather frivilous side note, I have come to the conclusion that Dimitri Konstantinovich was the best dressed member of the dynasty ever! Absolutely immaculte! Almost achingly too well tailored and turned out actually! Anyway, what about Georgie M. What was his diminutive - Georgie.... at a rather unimaginative guess?
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Svetabel on August 22, 2007, 02:15:57 AM
As I know GD Georgiy M. lived in the NovoMikhailovskiy palace with his brother GD Nikolay M. As well as in Mikhailovka, the summer residence of the Mikhailovichi branch.

GD Georgiy M. was close in his interests to GD Petr Nikloayevich - both Grand Dukes loved painting and arts. Georgiy also was a well-known numismatologist. His brother, famous Sandro - GD Alexander - in his memoirs said a little about Georgiy and in a somewhat snubbish way but Sandro was too much fancy of himself and seemed said nothing really good about anybody.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: alixaannencova on August 23, 2007, 06:32:01 AM
Thanks as ever svetabel for your trove of data!

So George M collected coins! I had quite forgotten about that! I wonder what other members of the IF felt about GeorgeM? He seems a modest man to me!
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Svetabel on August 23, 2007, 08:44:33 AM
Well, he really seems modest as he did’t want to be on the key postions in politics (as his brother Sandro for example ), also Georgiy was not a dashing officer (he had some problem with one of his legs), so he was quite glad to collect coins and paintings (he was the General Manager of the Museum of Alexander III  -it’s the Russian Museum now in St Petersbourg).

Within his family Georgiy was considered somewhat we’d say now a loser – his mother was not of a high opinion on him (and called him a fool), his father wanted all his sons to be the artillerists, his brothers such as Sandro and Nikolay seemed respected only the people the same in the intelligence as they were...Anyway he choose his way of life and was quite happy with it.

When he was a young man Georgiy fell in love with Princess Nina Chavchavadze and wanted to marry her, but she was an unequal girl for him – they were not married (by the way, one of his daughters from Marie of Greece was called Nina ). After that Georgiy fell in love with Princess Marie of Edinburgh, future famous Queen of Romania, but the plans of Marie’s mother were absolutely different, and also Alexander III did not like much non-Orthodox Princesses. Georgiy married only in 1900 Princess Marie of Greece who was an Orthodox and did not love him at all...

Georgiy M. was not very much in evidence so some extra info on him is sometimes difficult to find.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: alixaannencova on August 24, 2007, 06:15:28 AM
Many thanks for the lovely things you have shared with me Svetabel! Really appreciated!
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Svetabel on August 24, 2007, 08:41:11 AM
Many thanks for the lovely things you have shared with me Svetabel! Really appreciated!

You are welcome .Actually I am very interested in the Mikhailovichi branch of the Romanov family, and especially in GDss Olga Fedorovna, mother of GD Georgiy M and his siblings. Seems none of the contemporaries said a good word about her - and that's why I am intrigued about the GDss as I like to know more on complex Royal persons...

Back to Georgiy M. - as it happened he had a chance to survive in the Revolutionary years after the abdication of Nicholas II. In Summer 1917 GD Georgiy got a permission to leave for Finland and then - to England (as we know his wife and daughters lived there).  But in April 1918 he was arrested at the railway station in Helsinki as he had too much yearned  to his family. GD was sent away to Petrograd and then to Vologda, then back to Petrograd where he was shot in January 1919.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: alixaannencova on August 26, 2007, 06:32:41 AM
How terribly sad that he came so close to escaping! I had no idea of it!

I agree that there were so many interesting and diverse characters within the IF. I also find Grand Duchess Elisaveta Mikhailovna and her family very interesting, but do not seem to be able to find her old thread! I would like to find out more about her. I remember hearing that she was quite into the arts and that AII was quite close to her and was returning from visiting her when he was set upon!


Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Svetabel on August 26, 2007, 10:54:59 AM
I also find Grand Duchess Elisaveta Mikhailovna and her family very interesting, but do not seem to be able to find her old thread! I would like to find out more about her. I remember hearing that she was quite into the arts and that AII was quite close to her and was returning from visiting her when he was set upon!

I think you mean GDss Ekaterina Mikhailovna, niece of Emperor Nicholas I. There was a very old thread on her - I guess it was  deleted or merged...Anyway you can find some info/pictures on her and her descendants here:

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php/topic,1173.0.html (http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php/topic,1173.0.html)

Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: alixaannencova on August 27, 2007, 01:31:12 AM
Ooops! How silly of me, you are quite right Svetabel!! Ekaterina not Elisaveta!!!

Thank you for your patience, wisdom and generosity! I love the thread on her progeny....very interesting indeed!
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on April 24, 2008, 12:32:18 PM
Here is a description of the engagement and wedding of Xenia to the “Tin Plate King” Billy Leeds. Interestingly enough, according to the article below, somewhere there is film footage of Xenia and Billy after the wedding.

New York Times, October 9, 1921

MANY ROYAL GIFTS AS LEEDS IS MARRIED
King George and Queen Mary Head the List with a Diamond and Ruby Pendant.
Civil Ceremony is Held.
Paris Mayor Performs Simple Rites -Two Religious Services Will Take Place Today.

Paris, Oct. 8 (Associated Press). – William B. Leeds, Jr., son of Princess Anastasia of Greece and the late William B. Leeds of Richmond, Ind., and Princess Xenia, niece of King Constantine of Greece, were married by civil ceremony here this afternoon…

The wedding today was the French civil ceremony. Tomorrow two more ceremonies will be held, the first at the American Church of the Holy Trinity here and the other one at the Russia Church…

Today’s ceremony was conducted with the utmost simplicity, only the close relatives of the young couple attending. The Mayor of the First District performed the ceremony in his office in less than five minutes. The ceremony was interrupted several times by the loud clicking of cameras, photographers having succeeded in reaching the platform on which the Mayor was seated.

The Princess was attended by her cousin, the Grand Duke Dimitri Pavlovitch of Russia, who also acted as a witness for Mr. Leeds. Xenia was accompanied by her mother and both the Princess Nina, and Princess Marie of Greece. She wore a yellow crepe dress with a cape of the same material, a brown toque with a large feather of a similar shade, and shoes and stockings of the same color.

Mr. Leeds came with his mother, who was dressed entirely in gray.

After the ceremony the party walked into the courtyard, where it posed for moving picture men. Mr. Leeds and his bride were temporarily lost in the crowd of several thousand men and women who had gathered outside the building to watch their departure, when they hurried into the street to find their automobile was waiting on the other side of the building. When the couple turned around they found themselves surrounded by a good-natured crowd. Prince Christopher of Greece saw their plight, came to their rescue and piloted them to the automobile.

All the wedding gifts are from royalty, except two, which came from Americans, it was announced tonight. King George and Queen Mary of England head the list with a diamond and ruby pendant with a crown on which are the initials “G.M.” Queen Mother Alexandra of England gave an amethyst and diamond bracelet and Princess Mary of England gave a fan. Others who gave presents, and their gifts, follow: The Crown Prince and Princess of Rumania, a sapphire ring; Prince and Princess Christopher, a diamond and ruby tiara; Prince and Princess George of Greece, a gold pendant watch set in sapphires; Queen Mother Olga of Greece, a diamond leaf brooch with a large ruby; Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia, a blue enameled cross with pearls; Warner Leeds and Mrs. Leeds of New York, uncle and aunt of the bridegroom, a diamond and sapphire bracelet; Henderson Green of New York, a gold bag studded with sapphires and diamonds.

The couple will have no attendants at the religious ceremonies tomorrow. They will leave for London immediately and spend part of their honeymoon on a houseboat which is now in England. They plan to tour the canals of England and France and then to travel (for) two or three years.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: grandduchessella on April 24, 2008, 06:20:10 PM
I have several photos of the wedding, I'll try to find them.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Svetabel on November 16, 2008, 09:38:50 AM
GD Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his future spouse Princess Marie of Greece, in 1896

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Rarefind/1896.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Luc on November 16, 2008, 12:38:12 PM
GD Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his future spouse Princess Marie of Greece, in 1896



Thank you for this beautiful photograph of the couple, Svetabel  ;) Do you have more pics from this period (pre-marriage) ???
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Svetabel on January 07, 2009, 03:35:37 PM
GDss Maria Georgievna

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Rarefind/greekmin.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Marc on January 07, 2009, 09:01:57 PM
Lovely photo and a tiara at least I have never seen before....
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: PAVLOV on May 27, 2009, 10:00:35 AM
Does anyone have a photograph of Nancy Leeds wearing the famous tiara ?
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: KarlandZita on June 01, 2009, 10:39:53 AM
Mrs William Leeds, born Princess Xenia of Russia :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Greeck%20royalty/xenialeeds.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: katmaxoz on September 12, 2009, 11:12:36 PM
a few more images for this thread:

Grand Duke George Grand Duchess Marie & Princess Nina 1902

(http://inlinethumb26.webshots.com/21273/2125939880102753164S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2125939880102753164eGbihn)


Grand Duchess Marie, Princess Xenia, Princess Nina & Grand Duke George 1909

(http://inlinethumb40.webshots.com/6887/2722054320102753164S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2722054320102753164pJyAJI)

Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: primrose on September 30, 2009, 09:32:42 PM
I've become very interested in this Grand Duke as a result of visiting Harax, his Crimean estate, earlier this month. In my searching around on the internet I came across the following information on the Smithsonian site which paints quite a different picture of him than the history books do. Not sure that I can post this, if not someone can let me know and I'll paraphrase it...

The History of a Famous Collection

The Grand Duke Georgii Mikhailovich was the nephew of Tsar Alexander II and first cousin of Tsar Alexander III. Numismatics was his all-absorbing interest from an early age. He was appointed director of the newly founded "Alexander III Museum" in 1895 and proceeded to devote all his knowledge and influence to increasing the museum's numismatic collection with rare and outstanding pieces, such as the Constantine rubles, or entire collections, such as the post-1700 Russian section of the Count Hutten-Czapski cabinet. In 1909 he donated his own collection to the Alexander III Museum, which was used as part of a massive work by a group of noted Russian scholars sponsored, and contributed to, by the Grand Duke on Russian coinage from Peter the Great up to the 20th century. The upheavals of World War I caused the worried Grand Duke to have his collection crated and stored at the State Loan Bank in St. Petersburg for safekeeping. During the Revolution four of the five crates made their way out of the country under mysterious circumstances, and, came into the possession of the Grand Duke's wife and two daughters. The Grand Duke himself had, in the meantime, met a tragic end in St. Petersburg in 1919 in front of a firing squad. The collection eventually made its way from Yugoslavia to the National Numismatic Collection in Washington, D.C. via Rome, New York, and Berkeley. Through the generosity of Mr. Willis H. duPont, this large and unique collection was bequeathed to the NNC in the late 1950's.


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Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: ashanti01 on October 01, 2009, 12:35:55 AM
Beautiful pictures of the family. Love them.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: katmaxoz on November 20, 2009, 06:49:07 AM
Grand Duke & Duchess George..c1890s

(http://inlinethumb18.webshots.com/7441/2697587780102753164S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2697587780102753164ATpKib)

Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: KarlandZita on January 01, 2010, 04:33:47 AM
Xenia and William Leeds's wedding :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Others%20Romanov/xeniawilliamleeds.jpg)

Princess Xenia at various age :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Others%20Romanov/xeniageorgevna1932nueva.jpg)



Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: PAVLOV on January 04, 2010, 07:28:16 AM
If nobody has a photograph of her wearing the famous tiara, does anyone know what happened to the jewellery ?
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Svetabel on January 04, 2010, 07:49:40 AM
If nobody has a photograph of her wearing the famous tiara, does anyone know what happened to the jewellery ?

What's the famous tiara?
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: ashdean on January 04, 2010, 10:18:37 AM
If nobody has a photograph of her wearing the famous tiara, does anyone know what happened to the jewellery ?

What's the famous tiara?
Do you mean Grand Duchess Vladimirs tiara with the Beauharnais rubies made for her by Cartier and sold by her heirs to Mrs Leeds to give to her new daughter in law?
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: PAVLOV on February 02, 2010, 06:32:05 AM
Yes. Does anyone know where the tiara is today ?
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Grand Duchess Valeria on April 15, 2010, 04:44:57 AM
Xenia Georgijevna

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f6/Kszenyija_Georgijevna_of_Russia.jpg/180px-Kszenyija_Georgijevna_of_Russia.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: KarlandZita on July 05, 2010, 12:15:50 PM
Princess Xenia of Russia in wedding dress :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Others%20Romanov/xenialeeds.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: ashanti01 on July 27, 2010, 05:18:20 PM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/xenia/gdxeniagdgeorgegdalex001-1.jpg)
Grand Duchess Xenia sitting on the steps next to Grand Duchess Maria, behind her is Grand Duke George Mikhailovich. Standing next to right is Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: ashanti01 on August 11, 2010, 04:40:58 PM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/mikolvitch%20fam/1903greekfamhelenanic001-1.jpg)
1903. Standing L to R: Prince George, Crown princess Sophie, Prince Andrew, Princess Alice, Grand Duke George of Russia, and Prince Nicholas of Greece. Sitting: Crown Prince Constantine (holding prince Paul), Queen Olga , Princess Helen, King George, Princess Marie holding Princess Nina and Xenia, Princess Helena holding Princess Olga. On the floor: Prince Alexander, Prince Christopher,and Prince George.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: ashanti01 on August 18, 2010, 03:33:19 PM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/mikolvitch%20fam/mariageorgievnaport001-1.jpg)
Maria Georgievna
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on August 27, 2010, 05:26:57 PM
Georgiy

(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/8671/1073p.jpg) (http://img822.imageshack.us/i/1073p.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: ashanti01 on September 01, 2010, 10:32:55 PM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/gdgeorgedaughterninaxe-1.jpg)\
GD Maria with her daughters
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on September 14, 2010, 04:37:59 PM
Maria with daughter Nina and grandson David

(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/2413/ssssno.jpg) (http://img96.imageshack.us/i/ssssno.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: KarlandZita on October 02, 2010, 10:47:54 AM
Xenia with her husband William Leeds :

(http://img7.hostingpics.net/pics/474822xenialeeds.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=474822xenialeeds.jpg)

(http://img7.hostingpics.net/pics/792798xeniawilliamleeds.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=792798xeniawilliamleeds.jpg)

Some resemblance with her cousin Helen of Greece here :

(http://img7.hostingpics.net/pics/636045xeniagreece.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=636045xeniagreece.jpg)

Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Olgasha on November 06, 2010, 07:00:02 AM
Grand Duchess Maria Georgiyevna with daughters Nina and Ksenia
(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/1176/xeniaetal0003.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on November 13, 2010, 06:05:00 PM
Elegant Ksenia

(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/8305/10240305a.jpg) (http://img821.imageshack.us/i/10240305a.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: KarlandZita on November 14, 2010, 09:20:15 AM
Wonderful Katenka ! Xenia was one of those famous Greek princesses for their great beauty.

Here, Xenia Geogievna on horseback :

(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/188438xeniaridingjpg.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=188438xeniaridingjpg.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Olgasha on November 15, 2010, 05:08:30 AM
GD Georgiy Michailovich and Prince Kanin
(http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/9017/normal14351granddukegeo.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: violetta on December 10, 2010, 02:18:45 PM
maria georgievna at a ball in 1903

(http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/vitavioletta/330px-1903_ball_-_Maria_Georg_.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: ashanti01 on December 28, 2010, 11:15:30 AM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/mikolvitch%20fam/GDGEORGE001-1.jpg)
Grand Duchess Maria Georgiyevna
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on February 01, 2011, 09:43:22 AM
Maria Georgievna

(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/987/cd03qyqegkkgrhqrmez1mmn.jpg) (http://img23.imageshack.us/i/cd03qyqegkkgrhqrmez1mmn.jpg/)
 
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: ashanti01 on February 06, 2011, 10:32:38 AM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/RAE-526.jpg)
Grand Duke George

Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: KarlandZita on March 09, 2011, 02:11:26 PM
The wedding of Xenia and William Leeds :

(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/672046xenialeeds.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=672046xenialeeds.jpg)

We can recognize some guests as Princess Georges of Greece, Christopher of Greece,
his wife Anastasia, Queen Olga of Greece. I don't know who are the others.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Svetabel on March 09, 2011, 02:39:09 PM
The wedding of Xenia and William Leeds :

(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/672046xenialeeds.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=672046xenialeeds.jpg)

We can recognize some guests as Princess Georges of Greece, Christopher of Greece,
his wife Anastasia, Queen Olga of Greece. I don't know who are the others.

That's a different shot from this,well-khown : http://www.picatom.com/y/%20%20__1921-1.html (http://www.picatom.com/y/%20%20__1921-1.html)

Front row, on the ground: Prince Peter and Prss Eugenie of Greece
Second row, from left to right: Prss Marie of Greece, Prince Christopher of Greece, Prss Anastasia of Greece, bride and bridegroom, GDss Maria Georgievna,Queen Olga of Greece, GDss Anastasia Mikhailovna of Mecklenbourg-Schwerin
Back row: unkhown man, GD Dmitriy Pavlovitch,unkhown man,GDss Maria Pavlovna-younger, Prss Nina Georgievna (sister of the bride)
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on April 14, 2011, 10:06:38 AM
(http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/3853/oihf.jpg) (http://img571.imageshack.us/i/oihf.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: KarlandZita on April 30, 2011, 08:49:43 AM
Wedding of Xenia and William Leeds :

(http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/874907xenialeeds.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=874907xenialeeds.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on April 30, 2011, 09:05:21 AM
Cousins

(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/7443/img009wc.jpg) (http://img833.imageshack.us/i/img009wc.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Svetabel on May 17, 2011, 05:42:52 AM
Grand Duke Georgiy and Maria G.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Rarefind/mggm.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: KarlandZita on June 13, 2011, 07:51:55 AM
Xenia Leeds and her daughter :

(http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/989904xeniaanddaughter.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=989904xeniaanddaughter.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: GD-GM-R on June 19, 2011, 09:37:34 AM
Hello everyone,
His Imperial Highness Grand Duke Georgii Mikhailovich Romanov' residence in St. Petersburg was on Milionnaya 19.
 I have a current photo of his residence somewhere.
Grand Duke was a famous russian numismatist and issued the Corpus of Russian coins in XII volumes, useful even these days.
Every russian coin collector of imperial period 1700-1917 knows his work and use his books (copies), last years issued as quality reprints.
The original volume/s or sets sometimes auctioned by numismatic firms/houses in Russia, Europe and US and bring high prices.
He was appointed first director of the Alexander III museum in St. Petersburg, now Russian museum.
His famous collection about 12 thousands coins and 4 thousand medals found its home in Smithsonian Institution in Washington where the National collection is. I was wondering if someone has a picture of Grand Duke Georgi Mikhailovich with coins or working in mint cabinet or museum with coins and medals. Thank you
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Svetabel on June 20, 2011, 12:23:31 AM
Hello everyone,
His Imperial Highness Grand Duke Georgii Mikhailovich Romanov' residence in St. Petersburg was on Milionnaya 19.
 I have a current photo of his residence somewhere.
Grand Duke was a famous russian numismatist and issued the Corpus of Russian coins in XII volumes, useful even these days.
Every russian coin collector of imperial period 1700-1917 knows his work and use his books (copies), last years issued as quality reprints.
The original volume/s or sets sometimes auctioned by numismatic firms/houses in Russia, Europe and US and bring high prices.
He was appointed first director of the Alexander III museum in St. Petersburg, now Russian museum.
His famous collection about 12 thousands coins and 4 thousand medals found its home in Smithsonian Institution in Washington where the National collection is. I was wondering if someone has a picture of Grand Duke Georgi Mikhailovich with coins or working in mint cabinet or museum with coins and medals. Thank you

His residence was the Novo-Mikhailovskiy Palace, home of his parents. There's a thread on it in the Palaces subforums.

I've seen GM's images inside the Palace but not in his study or working with his collections. There are photos of his brother Nicholas in his study in the Novo-Mikhailovskiy Palace.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: GD-GM-R on June 23, 2011, 09:34:51 AM
In this thred, post 67, shows 2 pictures of GD Georgii from his residence on Milionnaya 19, in St.Petersburg.
In Journal of the Russian numismatic society (range 15 years or so) there are few authoritive articles from different authors on GD life, activities and his residence. There are also few important articles in russian numismatic literature by Spasskii, Head of numismatic department of the State Hermitage and Smirnov, Head of numismatic department of Russian museum (former Alexander III museum where Georgi Mikhailovich used to be a first director) - all of the above have materials and facts that his residence used to be on Millionnaya 19. All bills, duplicates from his collection, faberge and antique were held there and sent there. Also, his familiy reside there, not in Novo-Mikhailovskiy Palace. I just want to input some clearances regarding Grand Duke Georgii Mikhailovich.  
P.S. Pls assist how to insert a picture over here. Thanks
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Svetabel on June 23, 2011, 11:51:07 AM
In this thred, post 67, shows 2 pictures of GD Georgii from his residence on Milionnaya 19, in St.Petersburg.
Also, his familiy reside there, not in Novo-Mikhailovskiy Palace. I just want to input some clearances regarding Grand Duke Georgii Mikhailovich.  


Millionnaya 19 is just the Novo-Mikhailovskiy Palace, only from the street, not from the Neva river quay.

Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Svetabel on June 23, 2011, 11:54:11 AM

P.S. Pls assist how to insert a picture over here. Thanks

Here's a thread how to post pictures

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=771.0 (http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=771.0)
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: GD-GM-R on June 23, 2011, 01:41:53 PM
Do you have a link to a plan of St. Petersburg, which would show Novo-Mikhailovskiy Palace and Millionnaya 19 together ?
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Svetabel on June 23, 2011, 11:06:39 PM
Do you have a link to a plan of St. Petersburg, which would show Novo-Mikhailovskiy Palace and Millionnaya 19 together ?

This is a link to a site with St-Petersburg histotical addresses:

http://www.citywalls.ru/house797.html (http://www.citywalls.ru/house797.html)

You see 2 addresses for the Palace: one from the street, one from the quay. It's the same Palace.

Also I live in St-Petersburg and saw the Palace from both sides many times.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: ashdean on June 24, 2011, 12:21:52 PM
GDss Maria Georgievna

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Rarefind/greekmin.jpg)
The tiara is probably the ruby one which Marie mentions was a wedding gift from her father -in-law and which with the bulk of her gems was left in Russia in spring 1914 when she left for England and was presumably seized by the Soviets.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: GD-GM-R on June 24, 2011, 06:21:39 PM
Dear Svetabel, thank you for the interesting link for both addreses. Would you please then explain why grand duke Georgii had rooms at Millionnaya address. There are proofs papers in the above articles mentioned that his corespondences were sent to Milionnaya address only?


Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Svetabel on June 26, 2011, 02:15:06 AM
Dear Svetabel, thank you for the interesting link for both addreses. Would you please then explain why grand duke Georgii had rooms at Millionnaya address. There are proofs papers in the above articles mentioned that his corespondences were sent to Milionnaya address only?




I think Millionnaya,19 was a post-address of the Palace or that was a post-address of Georgiy M.'s 'office'. Georgiy M. and his family had apartments in the Palace though can't say exactly which rooms.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: GD-GM-R on June 26, 2011, 07:13:16 AM
Thank yuo , Svetabel ! After all info I think all articles known to me were mistaken regarding GM address and residence.
I was going to send you a private message but got this:

The letters you typed don't match the letters that were shown in the picture.


P.S. What picture?
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Svetabel on June 26, 2011, 07:38:03 AM
Thank yuo , Svetabel ! After all info I think all articles known to me were mistaken regarding GM address and residence.
I was going to send you a private message but got this:

The letters you typed don't match the letters that were shown in the picture.


P.S. What picture?

Please reply my PM.
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: GD-GM-R on June 26, 2011, 07:54:22 AM
Well now it is contraversy which I found on internet: "Большой, почти квадратный участок, на котором стоит дворец, вторым своим фасадом выходит на Миллионную улицу, где был построен так называемый Шталмейстерский корпус. В этом корпусе жили придворные и служащие при дворе. Позднее внутреннее пространство корпуса было перестроено для среднего сына Михаила Николаевича - Георгия Михайловича. Во дворе, между корпусами построены здания манежа, конюшен и двухэтажное здание конторы великого князя. Фасад, выходящий на Миллионную улицу, отделан гораздо скромнее, что соответствовало его первоначальному предназначению. Еще более скромно выглядит фасад главного здания, обращенный на внутренний двор. Над третьим этажом возвышалась золоченая главка домовой церкви Архангела Михаила. Первые два этажа, как раз под церковью занимал Зимний сад. За остекленными стенами выступающего ризалита сохранилось помещение, которое он занимал. Со двора можно было попасть во дворец через «черный ход» - небольшой подъезд, который вел в сад и парадные помещения дворца." I think, before the death of Mikhail in 1909, Georgii Mikhailovich used to live in Palace rooms but after 1909 he renovated the office for him with its entrance on Millionnaya 19 - from here then all known numismatists were right regoarding his residence.   

Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: KarlandZita on July 08, 2011, 04:24:43 PM
Xenia :

(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/269933xeniarussia.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=269933xeniarussia.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Svetabel on November 30, 2011, 02:14:14 PM
GDss Maria G. with her daughter Nina

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Rarefind/marienina.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: GD-GM-R on November 30, 2011, 06:43:24 PM
beatiful photo, svetabel

do yuo have more photos of grand duke georgii mikhailovich?
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: Svetabel on December 01, 2011, 01:53:26 PM
beatiful photo, svetabel

do yuo have more photos of grand duke georgii mikhailovich?

Yes, here it is:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Rarefind/gmi.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovitch and his family
Post by: GD-GM-R on December 01, 2011, 04:47:18 PM
beatiful picture, svetabel !
Have you ever met a pic of grand duke Georgii Mikhailovich with coins or pic related to coins/numismatics ?
I asked same question to his only grandson and got negative result ...
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Post by: Svetabel on December 02, 2011, 04:51:49 AM
beatiful picture, svetabel !
Have you ever met a pic of grand duke Georgii Mikhailovich with coins or pic related to coins/numismatics ?
I asked same question to his only grandson and got negative result ...

No, never seen a photo of Georgiy M. with his collections.
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Post by: Teddy on May 15, 2012, 02:56:18 PM
For those interested. Get your pre-order at van Hoogstraten: www.hoogstraten.nl

http://www.hoogstraten.nl/theshop/product_info.php?products_id=592&osCsid=9bae6c4231f61b19b65145db805aa23a

Its a: A Romanov Diary. An autobiography by Grand Duchess Maria G., daughter of Queen Olga of Greece. A must have
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Post by: KarlandZita on December 15, 2012, 08:10:28 AM
Grand Duchess Maria with her too daughters Irina and Xenia :

(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/716820169354original.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=716820169354original.jpg)
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on January 31, 2013, 10:41:49 AM
She was known to be a strict mother.
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Post by: rachel5a on February 02, 2013, 01:07:00 PM
Irina or Nina?? is that the same name?
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Post by: Carolath Habsburg on February 02, 2013, 01:31:47 PM
Nope, those are different names ;-)

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Post by: grandduchessella on February 02, 2013, 05:18:48 PM
George and Marie's daughters were Nina and Xenia. Just a typo.
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on February 02, 2013, 10:58:51 PM
Xenia was the one who believed in Anna Anderson.
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Post by: Carisbrooke on March 25, 2013, 02:57:54 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/objects/x-YhpohMRvilUqJ8__hW_w (http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/objects/x-YhpohMRvilUqJ8__hW_w)
THE HOSPITALS OF GRAND DUCHESS GEORGE OF RUSSIA IN HARROGATE  ..........Link by the BBC

(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/3906/dscn0852w.jpg)
The memorial to the men who died in the hospitals.
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Post by: Kalafrana on March 25, 2013, 04:07:53 AM
Very interesting. I had absolutely no idea that the Grand duchess ran hospitals in Harrogate. For non-Brits on the Forum, Harrogate is a spa town and was something of a health resort at that time.

Ann
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Post by: mishaxenia on March 25, 2013, 01:11:05 PM
A hospital of the grand duchess was in Harrogate at the address,   1 Tewit Well Avenue . I have a photo of the grand duchess with some soldiers outside the hospital.   
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Post by: grandduchessella on March 25, 2013, 03:40:25 PM
I have a copy of this image (mine's from the Illustrated War News but this saves me scanning!):

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/magnoliasoft.imageweb/bridgeman/supersize/stc312544.jpg)

I think that's her niece Margarethe of Denmark on the right--she was one of her nurses.
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on March 25, 2013, 06:14:06 PM
Yes. She is. Is she in London at that time ?
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Post by: Carisbrooke on March 26, 2013, 08:10:04 AM
A hospital of the grand duchess was in Harrogate at the address,   1 Tewit Well Avenue . I have a photo of the grand duchess with some soldiers outside the hospital.   
  This photograph appears in Charlotte Zeepvat's The camera and the tsars, page 201. I believe the building has since been demolished, and now the address is a block of flats. 
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on March 26, 2013, 02:37:41 PM
Thanks for the update. Was Margaret of Denmark in England during the War ?
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Post by: Kalafrana on March 27, 2013, 04:21:15 AM

'Thanks for the update. Was Margaret of Denmark in England during the War ?'

If she was in a photograph taken in Harrogate in wartime she must have been!!!

A better question is how did she come to be nursing in England, given that Denmark was neutral?

Ann
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on March 27, 2013, 05:30:57 PM
You framed my question nicely. Thanks Ann.  :)
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Post by: Saissa on October 15, 2013, 10:24:50 AM
Quote
Yes, I think it went like this:

Crown Prince Pavlos
His Children (3 or 4 now?)
Prince Nikolaos
Prince Philippos
Princess Alexia
Her children (1 or 2?)
Theodora
Irene
Nancy Leeds Wynkoop
Alexandra Wynkoop

Another interesting side fact--there is another Romanov/Wynkoop connection. Peter & Militza’s great-granddaughter Elisabeth Freiin von Waldstätten (granddaughter of Nadezhda, Pss Orlov)  married a Wynkoop cousin of Alexandra Wynkoop in 1942.

Pavlos has 4 children: Maria-Olympia, Konstantinos-Alexios, Achileas-Andreas and Odysseas-Kimon, Alexia has three children: Arietta, Ana-María and Carlos


Please excuse the interruption, I am a newbie here at these forums, just joined today.

I am also an amateur genealogist and am currently trying to put together one big huge family tree with all the members of the british line of succession - adding in any catholic spouses and families as and when necessary. The longest list of the british line of succession I have found has over 1300 names.

In speaking of Prince Christopher of Greece and his first wife Nancy Leeds - his stepson was William Leeds Jr who married GD Xenia Georgievna of Russia.
William and Xenia had a daughter named Nancy Leeds who married Edward Wynkoop - they had a daughter Alexandra Leeds Wynkoop (bn 1959)

IF Nancy Leeds and Edward Wynkoop got married in 1945, why did they take 14 years to have a child? That does not seem natural.

 On the british line of succession I found these names - listed immediately after names from the family of Nikolai Nikolaievich Yeltchaninov.

Mark Burson Wynkoop (b. 1972), son of Elisabeth Wynkoop
Gregory Alexis Wynkoop (b. 1975), son of Elisabeth Wynkoop


If their mother Elisabeth is married to this cousin of Alexandra's - how exactly were these two women related? And how were they connected in the line of succession?

And how were they connected to Nikolai Yeltchaninov?
I understand the connection would be through grand duchess Xenia, but how was she related to this Nikolai Yeltchaninov family? And how was Xenia related to the Cousin Elisabeth?

Any response and answers would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Francesca Thomas
Canada
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Post by: Kalafrana on October 16, 2013, 03:50:09 AM
Taking 14 years to produce a child does happen. In Britain before fertility treatment was developed it was not terribly uncommon for couples to give up hope of natural children, adopt one or more, and then produce a natural child, perhaps after 10 years of marriage. My family has some Maltese friends (very devout Catholics so I think we can exclude both contraception and fertility treatment!), who have two daughters, born 15 years apart!

Ann
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Post by: grandduchessella on October 16, 2013, 10:42:42 AM
Elizabeth Wynkoop was born Baronin von Waldstatten. She married Christopher Wynkoop in 1970. Elizabeth was the daughter of Herbert Baron von Waldstatten and Irina Orlova, Princess Orlova. Irina was the daughter of  Nikolai Vladimirovich Orlov, Prince Orlov and Nadezhda Petrovna Romanov, Princess of Russia. Nadezhda was the daughter of Grand Duke Peter and Princess Militza of Montenegro. So Mark Wynkoop is also the descendant of a Romanov Grand Duke. I don't know about the other connections.
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Post by: grandduchessella on October 16, 2013, 10:50:56 AM
Found this online:

"There is another Romanov connection in the family of Christopher Morgan Wynkoop, of Redbank, N. J., who is an actor. He is a cousin of Alexandra Wynkoop's, and is married to a Russian cousin of her mother's. Christopher's father is Burson Wynkoop, who was born in Long Branch, New Jersey and died February 24, 1987. His mother is Elizabeth Jenkins Wynkoop."

It was written by Christopher Wynkoop with the assistance of Alexandra Wynkoop.

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Post by: grandduchessella on October 16, 2013, 10:58:36 AM
As to the  Nikolai Yeltchaninov connection--I believe they are all descendants of the Nassau/Oldenburgs:

 Nikolai Yeltchaninov goes through the morganatic Zarkenau line (the family of Constantin of Oldenburg) while the Wynkoops you mention come from the marriage of Alexandra Oldenburg to GD Nicholas (parents of GD Peter). Constantin and Alexandra were siblings.

Constantin--Ekaterina von Zarkenau--Tatiana von Plon--Nikolai Eltchaninov
Alexandra--Peter--Nadezhda--Irina--Elizabeth Wynkoop
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Post by: Превед on October 16, 2013, 01:48:17 PM
Elizabeth Wynkoop was born Baronin von Waldstatten.

Actually, one cannot be born a Baronin (courtesy style) or Freifrau (official title), unless one is titled in one's own right. (Mostly the case with morganauts and illegitimate issue, many examples in the House of Hesse). Normally it's a title acquired by marriage. One is born a Freiin (official title) or Baronesse (courtesy style). It's the same difference as with Gräfin vs. Komtesse or княгиня vs. княжна.

And speaking of Slavic linguistics:

Nikolai Yeltchaninov goes through the morganatic Zarkenau line
Zarnekau is one of East Holstein and East Germany's many Slavic place names, etymologically linked to чёрный, meaning black. It's a real shame there is not more focus on East Germany's Slavic past and heritage.
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Post by: grandduchessella on October 16, 2013, 02:37:03 PM
Elizabeth Wynkoop was born Baronin von Waldstatten.

Actually, one cannot be born a Baronin (courtesy style) or Freifrau (official title), unless one is titled in one's own right. (Mostly the case with morganauts and illegitimate issue, many examples in the House of Hesse). Normally it's a title acquired by marriage. One is born a Freiin (official title) or Baronesse (courtesy style). It's the same difference as with Gräfin vs. Komtesse or княгиня vs. княжна.

And speaking of Slavic linguistics:

Nikolai Yeltchaninov goes through the morganatic Zarkenau line
Zarnekau is one of East Holstein and East Germany's many Slavic place names, etymologically linked to чёрный, meaning black. It's a real shame there is not more focus on East Germany's Slavic past and heritage.

Well, this is not my specialty at all. :)  I was merely trying to help someone with a question. One site listed her as Elizabeth Baronin von Waldstatten, daughter of Herbert Baron von Waldstatten. I made the assumption (my bad, I guess) that she had the title at birth since it wasn't by marriage.
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Post by: Превед on October 16, 2013, 02:46:52 PM
Well, this is not my specialty at all. :)  I was merely trying to help someone with a question. One site listed her as Elizabeth Baronin von Waldstatten, daughter of Herbert Baron von Waldstatten. I made the assumption (my bad, I guess) that she had the title at birth since it wasn't by marriage.

I know, I was just trying to forcefeed you possums my pedantic knowledge of arcane trivia relating to the baronage in the German lands dispense a Proustian atmosphere (much more healthily evoked through trivia than a greasy little madeleine) by going off about titular nuances and toponomy. (And yes, I am actually lying down as I write this, à la Proust. Wish my apartment was isolated with cork like his too, considering that my deaf neighbour has the radio on far too loudly!)
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Post by: grandduchessella on October 16, 2013, 03:29:23 PM
:) LOL  I am always amazed at the things people know on the Forum.
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Post by: Kalafrana on October 17, 2013, 03:29:07 AM
This discussion is becoming splendidly erudite!

So Countess Sophie Chotek was Grafin or Kontesse Sophie in German?

I note that Nadezhda Petrovna and Nikolai Orlov had a daughter. Did they have other children and did their marriage survive exile?

Ann
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Post by: Превед on October 17, 2013, 03:02:53 PM
So Countess Sophie Chotek was Grafin or Kontesse Sophie in German?

Legally and officially she was Gräfin Sophie Chotek, socially she was Komtesse / Komteß / Komtess Sophie Chotek. NB AFAIK the courtesy title Komtesse usually (only?) applied to the lower, non-immediate nobility. An Erlaucht / Illustrious Highness would usually be styled Gräfin.
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Post by: grandduchessella on October 17, 2013, 03:16:52 PM
Yes, I always saw her in the German papers as Grafin.
They had 2 daughters--Irina and Xenia.

But we are digressing far from the topic now. :)
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Post by: Kalafrana on October 18, 2013, 03:34:15 AM
Thank you.

Back to topic!

Ann
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Post by: Kalafrana on June 16, 2014, 02:10:48 PM
Very interesting article about Grand Duchess George Mikhailovich in WW1 from today's Daily Telegraph.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-one/10900034/The-Grand-Duchess-and-her-Tommies.html
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Post by: Maria Sisi on July 22, 2014, 04:35:22 PM
Alexander III of Russia and his niece Marie of Greece (future Grand Duchess Maria Georgievna)
(http://33.media.tumblr.com/31fa384b12b896cbff56a979c7169a7a/tumblr_mocxmtaodK1rlm2lro1_1280.jpg)

Courtesy by Veronica of Historia y Vidas Forum
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Post by: Kalafrana on July 23, 2014, 08:16:52 AM
That's a nice picture.

Ann
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Post by: Ally Kumari on August 09, 2014, 03:26:17 AM
Princesses Nina and Xenia

(http://cs613427.vk.me/v613427079/1d719/uIfxmuq0kMg.jpg)

From here http://vk.com/club35562918
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Post by: Ally Kumari on April 03, 2015, 01:38:53 PM
Xenia and Nina

(http://cs622218.vk.me/v622218904/22cb6/cUxv_uJprcY.jpg)(http://cs622218.vk.me/v622218904/22ca6/yGCTPqv_yus.jpg)
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Post by: Ally Kumari on June 03, 2015, 03:26:31 AM
Russian passports of Princesses Nina and Xenia

(http://40.media.tumblr.com/ca751e60171c1c7904a61e136eabe75b/tumblr_no19mxa2vs1qiu1coo1_1280.png)(http://41.media.tumblr.com/33b074fd104505ac83043fd45570ed3a/tumblr_no19mxa2vs1qiu1coo2_1280.png)

Source http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/princess-xenia-georgievna-a-russian-passport-st-5896355-details.aspx?from=salesummary&intObjectID=5896355&sid=62b81e25-ae63-4606-8305-7c1008fcd09d
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Post by: Ally Kumari on June 03, 2015, 03:28:26 AM
Finally a good version of the portrait of Maria Georgievna with Princess Nina

(http://40.media.tumblr.com/82cb5958a14ea58a5f94cdd80df3f339/tumblr_np0gejoyRo1rlp5sto1_500.jpg)

Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/thelostgallery/
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Post by: Ally Kumari on June 12, 2015, 08:01:12 AM
Princess Nina

(http://cs621824.vk.me/v621824079/29dcf/y90UYtSIV-U.jpg)

(http://cs621824.vk.me/v621824079/29d9e/hrdiVXCS7sg.jpg)
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Post by: Ally Kumari on January 30, 2016, 01:53:10 AM
Princess Marie of Greece, sketched by Empress Victoria of Germany.

(http://40.media.tumblr.com/cce71f90014f48d57b40409dd9c902bc/tumblr_o1mmxlLV0s1rh07xwo1_1280.jpg)

Courtesy of Royal Collection Trust
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Post by: Ally Kumari on February 13, 2016, 02:55:56 AM
Princesses Nina nad Xenia by Lázslo

(https://pp.vk.me/c622729/v622729105/52573/9PvsvinM4VQ.jpg) (https://pp.vk.me/c622729/v622729105/52561/QaZQF5zApjY.jpg)

(https://pp.vk.me/c622729/v622729105/5256a/-Ivuf3DEewI.jpg)

https://vk.com/the_house_of_romanov
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Post by: Kalafrana on February 13, 2016, 08:34:51 AM
Do we know when these were painted?

Ann
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Post by: Ally Kumari on February 13, 2016, 12:04:13 PM
The double portrait is signed as "March 3, 1915, London". Same with the one of Nina. Xenia´s solo one is signed as "April 1, 1915."
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Post by: Ally Kumari on November 25, 2016, 02:49:13 PM
Maria Georgievna

(https://66.media.tumblr.com/0a4e497150260c785d89ece53fd90f46/tumblr_oh7riv5OMv1rh07xwo1_1280.jpg) (https://65.media.tumblr.com/7bab6163129e531833f3788c244191b0/tumblr_oh7riv5OMv1rh07xwo2_1280.jpg)
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Post by: thebelgianhare on November 25, 2016, 05:55:37 PM
thank you Ally I think these are beautiful
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Post by: Ally Kumari on March 11, 2017, 04:38:50 AM
Grand Duchess Maria with Nina and Xenia

(https://pp.userapi.com/c639619/v639619079/dc46/7t3SeVzLMr4.jpg)