Alexandra Feodorovna

Book Review: Empress Alexandra: The Special Relationship Between Russia’s Last Tsarina and Queen Victoria by Melanie Clegg

*contains affiliate links* *review copy* Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria through her daughter Alice, who would tragically die young. Queen Victoria would always be especially close to Alice’s children, and they often visited her in England. Empress Alexandra: The Special Relationship Between Russia’s Last Tsarina and Queen Victoria actually [read more]

Alexandra of Denmark

Early life at home for Danish sisters Alix and Minnie before becoming Queen Alexandra and Empress Marie Feodorovna (Part two)

*contains affiliate links* This is a guest post by James-Charles Noonan. Read part one here. Alix and Minnie’s father was born Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg and in royal circles, he was known simply as Glucksburg. As a minor prince, he was penniless and totally without prospects, but his family had origins in the two coveted [read more]

Alexandra of Denmark

Two Danish sisters who rose from obscurity to become Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom and Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia (Part one)

*contains affiliate links* This is a guest post by James-Charles Noonan. This is the story of Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom, who was the great-grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II, and her effervescent sister, Empress Marie of Russia, who was the mother of the ill-fated Tsar Nicholas II and grandmother to the famous Grand Duchess [read more]

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Royal News

The wedding of Grand Duke George of Russia and Victoria Romanovna Bettarini

Russia got a taste of its former Imperial splendour this week as the only son of Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia, head of the House of Romanov (disputed), Grand Duke George Mikhailovich married his long-time girlfriend, Rebecca Bettarini. She took the name Victoria Romanovna upon her conversion to Russian Orthodoxy. George is the great-great-great-grandson [read more]