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Grand Duke Mikhail Alexandrovich Romanov of Russia with wife,Natasha. "AL"

Empress Maria Feodorovna is depicted wearing her Sapphire parure (most of it anyway) in the famous portrait by Konstantin Makovsky. The sketch for the portrait was actually drawn at the wedding celebrations of Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna, the daughter of Emperor Alexander II (and thus Maria Feodorovna’s sister-in-law) who married Prince Alfred, the son of Queen Victoria.

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This lady got around. Her father was an English Prince and her mother was a Russian princess. Her first marriage was to Alexandra's brother Ernst of Hesse Darmstadt. She divorced him and then married Grand Duke Kirill of Russia. Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh-, Grand Duchess of Russia by marriage to the Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich, in impressive sapphires and diamond parure.

Emperor Alexander II of Russia with his beloved Milord the setter. Late 1860s. #Russian #history #Romanov

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1903 Grand Duke Alexander and Grand Duchess Xenia at the winter palace ball

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The Hesse Family. Alice, daughter of Queen Victoria, her husband, Louis of Hesse and their children, including the future Duke, Ernst Ludwig, and the future Empress of Russia, Alix.

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Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich... really Misha? That mustache is too much!

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