Grand Duchess Xenia Romanov, Princess Irina Paley in the Garden of Frogmore Cottage 1920s Antique Photo


Fine antique unpublished family photo of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia and her family seated in the garden of Frogmore Cottage in exile in the 1920s. Included in the photo are Princess Irina Paley, her husband Prince Feodor Alexandrovich, Princess Irina Yusupov, xxx, Grand Duchess Xenia.

From the private family collection of Prince and Princess Felix Yusupov.

Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia (1875-1960) 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. Her grandson Prince Andrew Andreevich has been head of the Romanov family since December 2016.

Size: 9 x 9 cm approx

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