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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2004, 06:46:37 PM »
Does anyone have any picyures of Xenia in court dress?
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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2004, 02:41:58 AM »
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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2004, 02:46:16 AM »
Close up of the Duma, 1906: with her sister Olga and their Mother.

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2004, 03:34:45 PM »
Xenia and Sandro married young. They both took lovers and they were both aware of each others love lives. They had a understanding of somesort, although the exact details or reasons for their separation is not known.

Xenia is a important figure, I agree. Because in the beginning, Alix and Xenia got along very well, but their relationship was altered and at the time of IF's death, I don't believe they were on good terms.


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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2004, 06:17:01 PM »
John van der Kiste & Coryne Hall wrote a bio of her that came out not too long ago. There might be some discussion of it under the Books thread.
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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2004, 06:06:58 PM »
Does anyone have pictures of Ksenia with her husband and children and with Irina and Felix?  also was she ever close to Ella, Sergei, Dimitri, and Konstantin?  does anyone have pictures of her and them as well?  

What caused  for her and Alix to fall apart? i was to understand that they were very close and that in the beginning when everyone disliked Alix at court she was the only one to be her friend to the point that they called each other chicken and old hen.      
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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2004, 08:13:07 PM »
In Sandro's book, he wrote that although at first he, Xenia, Alix and Nicholas were very close things changed. He felt, she was hurt or envious of he and Xenia who started having boy after boy, all in good health while she was having only girls.

The details are not really known as to what caused the drift.

keep in mind
1. Alix did not like Felix (Xenia's son in law)
2. Pretty sure she must have heard the rumors regarding her and Sandros affiar w/ F and F's wife

But again its not clear what happened.

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2004, 11:50:53 PM »
Alexandra demanded absolute loyalty from her women friends and could not bear to be criticized. She was a very difficult woman and something of a prude. While Nicholas remained close with his mother and sisters his whole life, these three had their trials with Alix. She got along best with Olga, who rarely challenged her sister in law on anything. She barely got along with Maria Feodorovna, but they kept everything looking good on the surface until MF moved to Kiev over the Rasputin scandal.

With Xenia, they started out very good friends and apparently were close for the first 5 years or so. Then, things slowly started to unravel. Of course Xenia and Sandro having so many sons didn't help, but the real problem was that Alix needed to be the superior in all of her relationships with women. Xenia was a Tsar's daughter. She tried very hard for her brother's sake to be friends with Alix, but she was not slavishly devoted as were Anya V and the "Black Peril" (Militza and Anastasia). After this gradual pulling apart, Xenia and Sandro had affairs and of course Alix did not approve. They were never friends after that.

Alix looked down her nose at Xenia and Xenia said, "that woman made my brother Nicky into a dishrag".

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2004, 03:56:29 AM »
I have found an astonishing reference of Xenia Alexandrovna in “Emperor Nicholas II” by A.Bokhanov (Russian edition).The author portrays Xenia exactly like that :she looked like her charming mother, reminded Maria Fedorovna in manners and light step but the character of Xenia was quite different than her mother`s .Xenia was an envious, irritable nature, she liked to spread gossip… ???
It is the first time I found such a surprising opinion. A.Bokhanov is a famous researcher and able to access the private archives of Romanovs……He portrays Xenia`s spouse Sandro no better but this Grand Duke really was not a good nature.
Have anyone ever read  the same reference of Xenia by other authors?
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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2004, 12:43:32 PM »
In "Camera and the Tsars", at the beginning there is a photo shoot of Xenia, Sandra, Olga, Vassilli and Irina. But miss Zeepvat tell us, that this photo shoot also involved the elder sons of Xenia and Sandro and several members of their household.

Who have ever seen these other pictures were she told off?

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2004, 03:05:26 PM »


Baby Xenia!!
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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2004, 05:42:28 PM »
These are wonderful pictures of Ksenia nd her family  i enjoyed them immensely.    thank you fro posting them  i was wondering if there are just pictures of the children.  I am very interested in them and i understood in th eother thread that they were the silent type so i wondered what role did they play in society?  are there pictures of them with OTMAA? and Nicholas II and  Alix? or with other memebes of the family like K.R.'s family or their other uncles and aunts and cousins?

Are there pictures of them with MF OR Alex III?

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2004, 05:53:41 PM »

Xenia & Marie of Greece as little girls

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2004, 05:54:23 PM »

Sandro & Xenia

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2004, 05:56:15 PM »

Xenia, Irina, Andrei & Feodor 1899