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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #420 on: October 28, 2009, 02:16:00 AM »

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #421 on: October 28, 2009, 03:24:37 PM »
I think taken at Wilderness House.

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #422 on: October 31, 2009, 07:05:25 PM »
Thank you for the lovely photos! It's always interesting to know the heights of people.  I am reading about Sisi, the Empress of Austria.
She was about five feet and seven inches tall.

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #423 on: November 02, 2009, 05:12:07 PM »
Was Xenia the same height as Minnie ?

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #424 on: December 04, 2009, 01:29:22 AM »
I'm changing the subject and out of frustration; have read a bit about the fact that Xenia and Sandro had simultaneous affairs with a married couple later in their marriage.
I've suspected the very handsome Yusuppovs were the couple and not lesser Russians as was suggested in one book that held a photo of Xenia with a group including an undistinguished man who was purported to be her lover. Also if I remember correctly the Imperial couple referred to their lovers by initials: the female was a 'Z' and the gentleman was 'F'. They eventually confessed to each other and later I think began to live even more separate lives.

It seems these relationships occurred before or during the period when Vasilly was born which made me wonder about his parentage. Has anyone else had these thoughts?
I haven't located anything by performing a search here and haven't the time to read every post before putting my burning question on this forum so hope I haven't missed a great discussion. Thanks for reading this. 

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #425 on: December 04, 2009, 01:32:57 AM »
Susana, I re-post your question at this topic, its' about 38 pages, I think you can find something here.

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #426 on: December 04, 2009, 01:38:23 AM »
On another thread I posted my suspicion that Xenia and Sandro were involved with Felix Sr and Zenaida--for reasons which can be ferreted out of the literature. This also made me a bit suspicious of Vasilly's actual parentage. I don't know how I got here tonight but I'm so glad I found this thread.

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #427 on: December 04, 2009, 04:32:04 PM »
Are there any proof about that ? It is no secret that Sandro is an admirer of Zinaida Yussopov, but her husband for Xenia ?

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #428 on: December 04, 2009, 05:00:51 PM »
Vassili looks a lot like Sandro. He even resemble a lot his paternal Grandmother Olga Fyodorovna

 
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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #429 on: December 04, 2009, 05:03:37 PM »
Yes, he does look like Sandro, but also a bit like Sasha (Alexander III), his grandfather.

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #430 on: December 17, 2009, 10:28:18 AM »
That is a good idea.

Anyway did Xenia and Sandro wrote to each other regularly after they lived seperately ? I read the Book on Xenia (which was based on the trove of letters to & from Xenia) and not a lot from her husband.

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #431 on: December 18, 2009, 01:08:39 AM »



The Grand Ducal pair lived in St-Petersburg, in Xenia's Palace, on Moika Quay. Also they lived in the Crimea, Ai-Todor, and from time to time in Mikhailovka, estate of the Mikhailovitchi near St-Pete. Before WW I they often lived in Nizza, in hotels.
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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #432 on: December 18, 2009, 03:28:10 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #433 on: December 19, 2009, 02:00:39 AM »
It was great to be rich but poor Xenia became quite impecunious after the Revolution. According to legend, when she had to leave Russia on
the H.M.S. Marlborough she asked what all the boxes were on the shore.  The officer said, "That, Madam, is your silver!" This is in Corynne Hall's book.

She had to live in  'Grace and Favour' residences and she also got taken in by fraudsters. One place (in Scotland) didn't have any heating! At least she had her memories.

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Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« Reply #434 on: December 19, 2009, 12:44:45 PM »
It was great to be rich but poor Xenia became quite impecunious after the Revolution. According to legend, when she had to leave Russia on
the H.M.S. Marlborough she asked what all the boxes were on the shore.  The officer said, "That, Madam, is your silver!" This is in Corynne Hall's book.

She had to live in  'Grace and Favour' residences and she also got taken in by fraudsters. One place (in Scotland) didn't have any heating! At least she had her memories.
Xenia was not always as impoverished as made out...indeed I think she became rather adept at wheedling cash out of wealthier friends (there are myriad ways of soliciting help without actually asking!)When she died in 1960 she left over £100,000.....small beer by Romanoff pre revolutionary standards....but still several million by todays standards..