Princess Irina Alexandrovna Yusupova in later years. A niece of the last Tsar, she was a famous beauty in her youth . She and her husband Felix were able to escape Russia during the Revolution and ended their days in France, never to return to their homeland.
MARIA: too young to become a Red Cross nurse like her elder sisters during WWI, she was patroness of a hospital & instead visited wounded soldiers. Throughout her life, she was noted for her interest in the lives of soldiers. She had a number of innocent crushes on the young men she met, beginning in early childhood. She hoped to marry & have a large family.