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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 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]


Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna – Temporary Russian regent of Greece

Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna of Russia was born on 3 September 1851 to Grand Duke Constantine Nikolaevich of Russia and Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg in Pavlovsk Palace close to St Petersburg, Russia. She was their second child and elder daughter; she was also the granddaughter of Tsar Nicholas I. After a visit by 17-year-old King George I of Greece (son of King [read more]