Two lovely, simple drawings of Princess Alix of Hesse as a bride, in a letter from her elder sister Grand Duchess Elizaveta Fyodorovna to Queen Victoria, who could not attend the marriage ceremony.
Scanned from “Alexandra: Tragik und Ende der letzten Zarin" by Elisabeth Herresch.
Olga Alexandrovna on her Mother, Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna, when a role call was done under house arrest in the Crimea.
Damn gurl, you tell ‘em.
Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, and Maria Nikolaevna of Russia at the funeral of Grand Duke Constantin “KR” Constantinovich, who died of a heart attack on 15 June 1915. Anastasia and Alexei were at home with their mother.
Nicholas’s diary entry from that day:
At 10:30 I set out with Ella, Olga, Tatiana and Maria to town, straight to the cathedral. The requiem service and funeral lasted two and a half hours. It was sad to look at Aunt Olga, Mavra and particularly poor Tatiana [KR’s daughter] when they lowered Kostia’s body into the grave! Lunched with Mama. Returned to Tsarskoe Selo at 4 o’clock. Went out on the ponds with Alexei. The day was fine. Dined with Ella, Masha and Dmitri. Engaged in talk during the evening.
Catherine Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna with her son Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich in the Mauve Room
Николай II. ♔
Tsarina Maria Fyodorovna of Russia. Mids 1890s
Courtesy of the RCT