Author Topic: Grand Duke Konstantin (KR) and his family- discussion and pictures, Part I  (Read 246071 times)

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Offline ashanti01

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It's so fustrating when all the really good books about the Romanovs are in Russian. I may need to learn the language.

Some of the journal entries in A life long Passion, give you a little insight into a heavily tormented man who was ashamed of his "sins", yet a very devoted man to his family and country

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How about one of KR and his wife?  I have only seen one picture of them.

Thank you.


Hope it's not this one


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Surely I can't pass by when someone begins to ask about pictures! ;D

Kr and his wife in 1905 in Pavlovsk


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This is another photo from the gathering that Kostya posted. N&A and Gdss Maria Pavlovna-sr -  in the
foreground.The others Grand Dukes and Prince Petr -  in the background. Prince Petr stands half-turned, KR is by his side , Gd Sergey Mikhailovich turns his back to the camera,GD Dmitry K. stands near the window.
The photo is dated 1902, Livadia, but whom did they mourn for ? I try but can't remember who died in 1902  ???


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Maybe 1901, for Victoria? *shrugs*

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Don't stop with the pictures....these are so wonderful.  KR is one of my very favorites.  Could we establish whether or not Alexandra is pregnant in the last picture.....doesn't she look wonderful?  She looks so young and beautiful and Nicky beside her so happy.  
I bow to all of your knowledge and marvelous pictures!!
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They were mourning GD George Alexandrovich brother to the Tsar.

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here is another of K.R with Nicholas II.

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GD Constantin Constantinovich


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Hi everyone! I don't know if this has been posted already but could you post any phosos you may have of the Konstantinovichi and their spouses? They're my favourite lot out of all the descendants of Nicholas I seeing that so many died tragically and in different circumstances. Also, could anyone give me the date of birth and death of Nataly Androssova's husband, Nikolay? Any info on any Konstantinovichi si useful too :)

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I believe there are many photos of the Konstantinovichi (with spouses and without) scattered all over our Forums  ;).

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There is a whole thread of beautiful photos of AlLexandra Iosofovna!  ;)

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Any way it seems this picture had not been posted yet.



GD Vsevolod Ioannovitch and his 1st spouse, Lady Mary Ligon.

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Sadly, few of the KR children had spouses, because they died tragically. John/Ioann(1886-1918 ) was married to Helen of Serbia(1884-1962) and died in the pit. Gavrill, (1887-1955)the second boy, married his longtime ballerina girlfriend when the revolution freed him from fear of 'bad marriage' The oldest daughter, Tatiana,(1890-1978?) was married and her husband killed in the war. Constantine and Igor were killed in the pit with their brother, Ella, Sergei M. and Prince Paley.


Another son, Oleg, (1892-1914) was wounded early in the war and died of injuries. This deeply saddened KR and hastened his demise, dying the next year of heart trouble. Oleg had been engaged to Natasha Petrovna, daughter of Grand Duke Peter (Nikolasha's brother)

The youngest boy, George, (1903-1938 ) never married and died young of TB.

There was another daughter, Natalia, who died in infancy. The youngest child, Vera, (1906-2001) lived a long life but never married.

Tatiana was so upset by the deaths of her brothers, father, and husband that she ended up serving as a nun in Ella's order, in Jerusalem. She must have felt close to her brothers there, since 3 of them died with Ella.

So when you look at this, the Konstantinovich are the most tragic of all the Romanov families except the Imperial Family themselves.
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I agree completely--I made that point in a thread on the Hesse Curse. It's almost unreal how much the Constantinovichi suffered from the children of GD Constantine N and Alexandra onwards.

You can add Tatiana K's 2nd husband as well. He had been the aide to her uncle Dmitri and they married as the Revolution swept over Russia. I don't know if it was a love-match or one designed to give her male protection but he died not long after again leaving her alone with 2 young children.

Also Prince Konstantin had really wanted to marry after seeing the happiness of his sister and brother and it's sad he didn't find someone to share his life with for however short a period.
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