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Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna Romanov of Russia & Family in Exile 1923 - Antique Photo Postcard

£150.00

Fine antique photographic postcard produced in exile of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia (1875 – 1960) with all her children in London in 1923. Annotated on the back in French in purple ink identifying the sitters:

Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia
Prince Andrei Alexandrovich of Russia
Prince Feodor Alexandrovich of Russia
Prince Nikita Alexandrovich of Russia
Prince Dmitry Alexandrovich of Russia
Prince Rostislav Alexandrovich of Russia
Prince Vasily Alexandrovich of Russia

Xenia was the elder daughter and fourth child of Emperor Alexander III of Russia and Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia (née Princess Dagmar of Denmark) and the sister of Emperor Nicholas II. She married a cousin, Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia, with whom she had seven children. She was the mother-in-law of Felix Yusupov and a cousin of Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia who, together, killed Grigori Rasputin, holy healer to her nephew, the haemophiliac Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia. During her brother's reign she recorded in her diary and letters increasing concern about his rule. After the fall of the monarchy in February 1917 she fled Russia, eventually settling in the United Kingdom.

Size: 14 x 9 cm approx

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