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Alice of Battenberg

Alice of Battenberg – A Greek bride (Part two)

Read part one here. In August 1901, Alice made her first visit to Russia, where her two aunts Elizabeth and Alexandra, were living. Elizabeth had married Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia in 1884, while Alexandra had married Tsar Nicholas II in 1894. By October, Alice and her family were once again settled at Malta, [read more]

Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine

Statue of Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna revealed

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]