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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2004, 07:45:23 PM »
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 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?


There are several with various Romanovs and a few of at least Irina with OTMAA and/or N&A as well as a good number with MF. Unfortunately, X&S married only about 4 mos before N&A (July, I think) so AIII had already died by the time they had their first child.
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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2004, 07:54:07 PM »
Great Pics Angie. The last one you posted appeared in a story about Xenia in an issue of Majesty last year. It had many great pics of her in it. My copy is at home or I would post.

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« Reply #32 on: November 10, 2004, 09:37:03 PM »
My favorite pic of Xenia as a young child!



she so cute!

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« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2004, 10:04:37 PM »
Oh I love this one too. It is in Camera and the Tsars. She was a beautiful baby and child and remained so all her life.

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2004, 10:05:03 PM »
Funny how in that photo she reminds me more of AIII than Minny.
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« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2004, 10:24:09 PM »
Really, I think she looks just like her mother. She and Nicky greatly favored their mother. While Misha and Olga were nearly the spitting image of their father.

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2004, 06:26:20 AM »

MF, Olga, Olga A, & Alix
Xenia, Irina & Nicky

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2004, 06:28:32 AM »

MF & Xenia

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« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2004, 09:07:08 AM »
Thank you for those beautiful pictures of GD Xenia, especially those of her in full court dress. I do not think I had ever seen any before though I suppose some have been taken, for instance on the occasion of her brother's coronation. If you have any other of her so, thank you for sharing.

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #39 on: November 11, 2004, 09:25:09 AM »
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Really, I think she looks just like her mother. She and Nicky greatly favored their mother. While Misha and Olga were nearly the spitting image of their father.


She does resemble her mother, I meant in that picture of her around age 2 she seemed to me to have features that resembled AIII. Of course they changed a bit as she aged.
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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #40 on: November 11, 2004, 11:30:53 AM »

I found this pic in some old newspaper of 1990s.
Xenia in 1910s

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #41 on: November 11, 2004, 05:20:44 PM »
Thank you for all these wonderful pictures. I just can't get enough of her. I find her so beautiful. And I like that elegant and at the same time mischevious (not as much as Olga's) expression on her face. Some people commented on other threads that Ella's beauty is a little dated. But I think Xenia's beauty appeals to our modern taste. It's amazing how she started as an adorable little girl and remained beautiful until she died. One cannot say the same thing about her sister Olga (whom I actually like very much as a person).

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #42 on: November 12, 2004, 01:18:54 PM »
Thanks everybody for the photos. All are  wonderful. I hadnot seen a lot of then.
I think Xenia looks like a lot her mother MF; specially in the photo with A&N and baby Olga and Irina.
Are there photos of Xenia with OTMAA?? I have seen photos of MF with OTMA but not Xenia's

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« Reply #43 on: November 16, 2004, 03:16:59 PM »
I find Xenia to be one of the most captivating in beautyand personal history. The flight from the crimea and the consequences of divorce and the death of most of her immediate  family made her life a key figure into teh insight of the last of the Romanovs. :)

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2004, 11:10:53 AM »
I too have found Xenia to be extremely neglected in
history as well.  I really would like to have known both
her & her sister Olga.

A telling fact on Xenia, was while attending a funtion with her grandson Alexander, he signed the guest book
as "Prince Alexander Romanov", Xenia coming behind
him scratched it out & wrote "Alexander Romanov Esq".
This was in London in the 30's or 40's.

The book on Xenia gives a fascinating look at their period of captivity in Russia, and the exile in London,
Hvidore, Paris.  It seems that she was the favorite cousin of King George V, and he granted her exile in
England, and had various friends look after her expenses, and her home.  She was on very good terms
with Queen Mary,  Queen Alexandra, and the Royal
Family.

She was great friends with Alix F., before & for a few years after the marriage, it seems that Alix was jealous
of Xenia's bevy of son's while she as the Emperor's wife
was producing daughters, and then her only son was
born with hemophilia.  I think it wasn't until Alix's use
& friendship of Rasputin that their friendship was broken completely. :)