Queen Victoria married her first cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Together they went on to have nine children and 42 grandchildren. Only Princess Louise did not have children of her own. Their grandchildren included an Emperor, an Empress, a King, four Queens and a Crown Princess. Her son Leopold suffered from haemophilia and [read more]
Born on 1 November 1864, Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine was born in Bessungen, Grand Duchy of Hesse, German Confederation; she was later known Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna (or Елизавета Фëдоровна Романова in Russia). A German princess by birth, her parents were Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine and Princess Alice of the United Kingdom. As such, [read more]
On the square of the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Alapaevsk a monument to Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna (born Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine) was unveiled. The Grand Duchess is a martyr and as such the monument was also consecrated by Metropolitan Kirill of Yekaterinburg and Verkhoturye. Read more about the Grand Duchess here.
A reliquary with the right hand of Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna will be brought to St. Petersburg from 5 May to 11 May. It is being brought over to mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, which eventually led to Elizabeth’s death a year later. It will remain at the Holy Trinity Cathedral of [read more]
Sculptor Alexander Kokoteev has presented his 3,5-metre statue of Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna (née Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine). It is made from clay and is set to be completed and revealed as a full monument at the end of June 2017. She was born in 1864 as the daughter of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of [read more]
The decision has been made to exhume the remains of Tsar Alexander III for DNA testing. Alexander III was the father of Nicolas II. This is part of the investigation into the remains of Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria. The exhumation is expected to happen mid-November. There is also a possibility of an exhumation for Grand [read more]