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Imperial Succession and the Throne / Succession Laws
« on: February 25, 2004, 07:33:43 PM »
I do not know a great deal about these laws and just want to ask some questions to those who do...

How hard would it be to reverse this law? Is it kind of like a Constitutional amendment - relatively easy to put in, but almost impossible to take back out?

I'd read somewhere that for the head of the family (whoever that may be) to change this law, it wouldn't be accepted unless they made this change retroactively and "de-morganaticized" the marriages of those whose marriages were considered unequal. Would this create even more problems should this ever occur? More specifically, what types of problems?

And my last question is what is the difference between dynastic head and head of family? For example, Nicholas Romanovich calls himself Head of the Romanov Family, yet he's married to a countess...noble but not royal. If a compromise were made and noble marriages were allowed, he could be recognized as the head of the family by all branches. Somewhere in the mix is the dynastic head of the family. Would a different member of the Romanov family be able to claim the dynastic position, but not be the head of the family?

I know that the members of the family have disputes over these laws and that something should be worked out between the branches so everyone is happy. I can only hope that it is soon...

thanks a bunch!!!

The Imperial Family / Re: What got you interested in the Romanovs?
« on: February 24, 2004, 07:06:07 PM »
What got me started was when they were doing the original DNA tests after the grave was found. *I think* there was a special on 20/20 or one of those primetime news shows and I found it interesting, as well as horrifying.

Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Alexandra's childhood homes
« on: February 09, 2004, 02:58:28 PM »
I had some troube finding anything about the palace at Darmstadt, and I only found one site about Wolfsgarten that had any interior pictures on it, and then there are only 2 pictures. It's address is:

I wish there was more information about the palaces, too


Palaces in the Crimea / Re: Livadia, Palace of Nicholas II
« on: January 27, 2004, 05:59:37 PM »
Hi there. Actually, from what I know of it, Livadia is a museum, and it looks well taken care of. The chapel is a functioning one, too. I did find one site that has many fabulous pictures on it. Most are exterior shots, but there are quite a few interior shots as well. This is the link:

I also found a vacation tour page which takes people to the Crimea and found an aerial picture of the palace... it's super also. It's found here:

Some other sites with pictures/info which I found interesting:

Hope this helps,


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