A wonderful picture: the grandchildren and great grandchildren of Princess Alice of Britian (daughter of Queen Victoria). Anastasia, Alexei and Marie of Russia, Margirita and Theodora of Greece, Georg Dontus and Ludwig of Hesse and Louis of Battenberg. Tallest is G.D.Olga Romanov. probably her sister Marie on stairs.
A formal portrait of (from left to right): Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia, 1906.
The Lower Dacha at Peterhof: Built by Alexander III for Nicholas II between 1883 and 1885. It was the birthplace of Grand Duchesses Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, and Tsarevich Alexei. Nicholas and his daughters paid their last visit on 18 August 1915. The Lower Dacha was turned into a museum after the revolution. The building suffered a sad and cruel fate. It was forever lost to history when the building was heavily damaged in the Second World War and the remains blown up in 1961.
Alix (the future Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia) as a 13-year-old girl at her aunt Beatrice’s wedding, 1885.
Grand Duke Paul and his wife, Princess Paley.
Grand Duke Michael “Misha" Alexandrovich - in reality the last Tsar of Russia by a few hours. He became such upon the abdication of his brother, Tsar Nicholas II on 15 March [O.S. 2 March] 1917 - who also abdicated on behalf of his sickly son Alexei. Michael was a Tsar from the moment of his brothers abdication until his own. He was murdered by the Bolsheviks on June 13, 1918 (aged 39).