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Elena Vladimirovna of Russia

Elena Vladimirovna of Russia – A Grande Dame (Part one)

Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia was born on 17 January 1882 as the only daughter of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia and Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. She would have three surviving older brothers; Kirill, Boris and Andrei. She grew up surrounded by immense luxury and was therefore quite conscious of her exalted position [read more]

Alexandra Miller

The Miller sisters and becoming royal

Once upon a time, two American sisters became princesses. One has, so far, lived happily ever after, while the other has not had the same luck. Let’s take a look at the Miller sisters, Marie-Chantal and Alexandra. Marie-Chantal Claire Miller, born 17 September 1968 in London, England, is the second child of Ecuadorian Maria Chantal Pesantes Becerra [read more]

Alexandra of Greece

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Greece

The Kingdom of Greece began its life in 1832 after the Greeks had risen up against the Ottoman Empire. They became fully independent in 1830, and the Treaty of London in 1832 made Greece a monarchy. A Bavarian Prince named Otto was chosen as its first King. Otto married Amalia of Oldenburg, and she was thus [read more]