As tragic as they were all beautiful: The last Imperial family of Russia abord the yacht “Polar Star”, 1906. Grand Duchesses Olga, Anastasia and Tatiana behind their parents, Tsar Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra, whilst Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria pose in the front.
‘Alexandra Feodorovna Romanova (1872 – 1918), was Empress consort of Russia as spouse of Nicholas II, the last Emperor of the Russian Empire. Alexandra is best remembered as the last Tsarina of Russia, as one of the most famous royal carriers of the haemophilia disease and for her support of autocratic control over the country. Her notorious friendship with the Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin was also an important factor in her life.’