Author Topic: Grand Duke Konstantin (KR) and his family- discussion and pictures, Part I  (Read 246879 times)

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With grandchildren, Ekaterina and Vsevolod

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There's a new exhibit on Princess Vera Konstantinovna (youngest d-r of KR) in the Pavlovsk palace here in St Petersbourg. Many unique items are exhibited such as letters, paintings, sculptures and of course PHOTOS! :) And so pity - NO catalogue! :'(...T

I have to quote myself  :) as the catalogue is finally published!!!! :D Really wonderful edition!

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Continuing with the pictures :)

Children of GD KR in 1902



In front (left to right) : Igor, Konstantin, Oleg
Back (left to right): Ioann, Tatiana, Gavriil

Princess Tatiana in 1903


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Princess Tatiana and her 1st husband Prince Konstantin Bagration



Princess Vera with her toys



Princess Vera in 1917


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Two sisters - Tatiana and Vera (at left) in 1926.



Princess Vera was very tall as all her siblings and had the unmistakable features of the Konstantinovichi.

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Indeed! Thank you so much for sharing these gorgeous pictures with us, Svetabel (especially the one of Vera with her Guinea Pig :D)!

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Were did you get all these lovely pictures?

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Does anyone have more information about Her Highness Princess Valli of Russia,  the widow wife of His Highness Prince Vsevelod of Russia, born Valli Knust, who became Princess of Russia by marriage and later created HSH Princess Romanovskaya-Knust by Grand Duke Vladimir.  Does she still be a member of the Imperial Family; does she attend public events as Princess of Russia? Does she have contact with the rest of the Imperial family? In any case she still be holding the title of Princess Romanovskaya Knust, and that makes her an indirect member of the Imperial family. Can someone provide picture and more information about her life.

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KRs' son Prince George worked as an interior designer?Or did he simply work in a furniture store?Has it been asked before-how did Prince George live after the revolution?I know he went with his mother Mavra and his sister Princess Vera to Sweden in 1918.Does anyone know what the next few years held for the young prince?Did he adjust well to the familys changed circumstances?Were they broke?I read Mavra got some jewels and other valuables out.
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Here's what wikipedia (cited Paul Theroff's site) had to say:

"Georgi, who never married, became a successful interior designer. He died of complications following surgery in New York City at the age of 35."

Mavra did manage to bring out some jewels and other items which she gave to a Swedish diplomat to carry--good thing, since their luggage was repeatedly searched while on board the Angermanland. George lived at first with his mother in Sweden (also in Belgium and Germany) then Great Britain and later the US. He worked as a clerk at Saks Fifth Ave. in NYC during the day and had an active nightlife amongst NY society. He apparently delighted in getting covered dishes from automatic lunch dispensers. He developed appendicitis in 1938 and, while the operation itself was successful, he developed pneumonia, then peritonitis. He died in the hospital and was initially buried in Long Island. His sister, Vera, later had him moved to a Russian Orthodox cemetery in Nanuet, NY. [information from Gilded Prism, the book on the Constantinovichi]
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Here's some bare bones info:

b. 4 April 1930 in London, England (though I've seen her described as a Dane) to Cyril Knust & Dorothy Love.

She was Vsevelod's 3rd wife (m.1961) and was created Serene Highness and Princess Romanovskaya-Knust in 1961 by GD Vladimir. They had no children, nor did he have children with either of his 2 other wives. Thus, the male line of KR (with all his sons) died out. I think it's also dead in the larger GD Constantine N line as well but am not sure with the illegitimate Iskander side.
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he seems an interesting character.  ???

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I don't know how interesting he was--that's basically the amount of information (save for a handful of paragraphs of his childhood) that a book devoted to his family had on him. Was this because there wasn't really anything else to say or just no interest in writing it?
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I don't know if anybody had his private papers. Certainly, Vera may have inheited them. But I don't think Greg King had the luxury of using the family's private papers to write that book.  ???

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Here's what wikipedia (cited Paul Theroff's site) had to say:

"Georgi, who never married, became a successful interior designer. He died of complications following surgery in New York City at the age of 35."

Mavra did manage to bring out some jewels and other items which she gave to a Swedish diplomat to carry--good thing, since their luggage was repeatedly searched while on board the Angermanland. George lived at first with his mother in Sweden (also in Belgium and Germany) then Great Britain and later the US. He worked as a clerk at Saks Fifth Ave. in NYC during the day and had an active nightlife amongst NY society. He apparently delighted in getting covered dishes from automatic lunch dispensers. He developed appendicitis in 1938 and, while the operation itself was successful, he developed pneumonia, then peritonitis. He died in the hospital and was initially buried in Long Island. His sister, Vera, later had him moved to a Russian Orthodox cemetery in Nanuet, NY. [information from Gilded Prism, the book on the Constantinovichi]
grandduchessella thank you for that information.Anything else?I seem to have an attraction to the more obscure members of the IF.
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