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Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna Romanova of Russia in full court dress.

Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna Romanova of Russia in full court dress.

Großfürst Kyrill von Russland mit seiner Familie | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Großfürst Kyrill von Russland mit seiner Familie | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

"I took this picture of myself looking at the mirror. It was very hard as my hands were trembling."-exerpt from a letter written by Anastasia to her father on October 28, 1914

"I took this picture of myself looking at the mirror. It was very hard as my hands were trembling."-exerpt from a letter written by Anastasia to her father on October 28, 1914

Princesses Cecilie and Alexandrine of Prussia, daughters of Crown Prince Wilhelm. Alexandrina was born with Down's Syndrome.

Princesses Cecilie and Alexandrine of Prussia, daughters of Crown Prince Wilhelm. Alexandrina was born with Down's Syndrome.

Victoria's daughters Maria and Kira.

Victoria's daughters Maria and Kira.

The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, and Prince Alfred, children of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, 1852, by Theodore Brunell | Flickr - British Monarchy

The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, and Prince Alfred, children of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, 1852, by Theodore Brunell | Flickr - British Monarchy

Princess Alexandra & Grand Duke Paul and Alexandra's mother, Queen Olga of Greece

Princess Alexandra & Grand Duke Paul and Alexandra's mother, Queen Olga of Greece

Karl of Leiningen, in his military finery, with his bride, Grand Duchess Marie Kirillovna of Russia, on their wedding day, 25 Nov. 1925.  Marie was a daughter of Grand Duke Kirill, pretender to the czarist throne.  Karl and Marie had 7 children.  In 1946 Karl, who'd been forced to join the German army, died of starvation in a Soviet POW camp.  Marie, grief stricken and nearly broke, died of a heart attack 5 years later.  She was only 44.

Karl of Leiningen, in his military finery, with his bride, Grand Duchess Marie Kirillovna of Russia, on their wedding day, 25 Nov. 1925. Marie was a daughter of Grand Duke Kirill, pretender to the czarist throne. Karl and Marie had 7 children. In 1946 Karl, who'd been forced to join the German army, died of starvation in a Soviet POW camp. Marie, grief stricken and nearly broke, died of a heart attack 5 years later. She was only 44.

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