There will come a time when gifted poets will write verse in praise of the Grand Duchess, her noble soul, her radiant feats, feats of love and mercy. Her beautiful and noble deeds will never be erased from the memory of human nobility and mankind will bless her as great, for she was wedded to love.
Uneasy lies the Head that Wears a Crown
"History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity" Cicero

TeatimeatWinterPalace has reached 3000 followers ♥ ! I just can’t believe it yet, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for you support, thanks to you my adventure on tumblr is amazing and enriching !


As usual if you want something special, a spam, an edit, a gifset just ask and I will gladly do it ! :D

Tsesarevich Alexander Alexandrovich and his fiancee Princess Dagmar of Denmark.

How many spams did you make ?

Hello, I made four spam which were requested by anon :)

I. Empress Elisabeth of Austria ‘Sisi’ and her family

II. Edwardian Era

III. The Roaring Twenties

IV. 1920s Queens and Princesses Fashion

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Prince Charles and Princess Anne at his fifth birthday party

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Young Prince Charles Spam 30/48

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28th July 1914 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

On July 28, 1914, one month to the day after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were killed by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, effectively beginning the First World War.

The following telegram sent by Count Leopold von Berchtold (Austro-Hungarian Foreign Minister) at 11.10 am to M. N. Pashitch (Serbian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister), who received it at 12.30 pm

28 July 1914

The Royal Serbian Government not having answered in a satisfactory manner the note of July 23, 1914, presented by the Austro-Hungarian Minister at Belgrade, the Imperial and Royal Government are themselves compelled to see to the safeguarding of their rights and interests, and, with this object, to have recourse to force of arms.

Austria-Hungary consequently considers herself henceforward in state of war with Serbia.

Count Berchtold

I have been through a lot and have suffered a great deal. But I have had lots of happy moments, as well. Every moment one lives is different from the other. The good, the bad, hardship, the joy, the tragedy, love, and happiness are all interwoven into one single, indescribable whole that is called life. You cannot separate the good from the bad. And perhaps there is no need to do so, either. - Jackie Kennedy

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Alexandra Feodorovna, Empress of Russia on the deck of the Russian Imperial Yacht Standart during the Cowes Regatta, 1909.

WTF you didn't win best romanov blog ??????????? You are by far the most knowledgeable person here on tumblr, you know EVERYTHING about this family you are critical and fair. Keep the good work in my eyes you are the best.

Well I appreciate your message and I thank you for the compliments, but really Historyofromanovs deserve all the awards she is a sweetheart and she is as passionate as I am. Don’t get me wrong I’m flattered but I don’t want to make a fuss because, we are just a bunch of history nerds, we don’t look for competition. The Romanov fandom is a quiet fandom where we can share and discuss and I want to keep it like this, so I really appreciate the fact that you like my blog, that really touched me but yeah every romanovs blogs here deserve a good recognition because they are all hardworking and passionate people :)

23 hours ago | 11 notes | answer :)

Princess Helena, third daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, 1873.

23 hours ago | 34 notes | Princess Helena England


History is relevant. history is what makes us be who we are now, history is the key for us to learn from our mistakes and be better.

Historical blogs are important for the fandom, they remind us of the people who left a mark in path that led us to the monarchies that are now. Their contributions to the fandom are important and deserve to be recognized, here are the winnners:

Thank you again !!

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The Romanov category 

While many have forgotten about the Romanovs and the last imperial family of Russia, these blogs have not. They all have worked hard to keep the last imperial families memory alive. Their OTMA posts make us feel as if we know the girls, the GIF’s of the family on their yacht make use realize they were real. These blogs put in an astounding amount of time into their work and love of the Romanovs, tonight we are celebrating them. I would like to congratulate all those nominated for their hard work as well!

The winners: 

Best OTMA posts: ohsoromanov

Best Romanov edits: teatimeatwinterpalace AND bulletproofjewels

Best Nicholas and Alix posts: bulletproofjewels

Best Romanov blog: historyofromanovs

Best Romanov GIFs: bulletproofjewels

Best rare photos: historyofromanovs

Congrats to everyone!

I’m not into that usually because all the blog here are pretty amazing ! But I would like to thank the people who took the time to nominate me and vote for me, really thank you (:

23 hours ago | 56 notes | fandom :)

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Queen Victoria with her eldest son Prince Albert (future King Edward VII); C. 1845. 

It’s not Bertie but his eldest sister Victoria, the Princess Royal

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→ Marie Antoinette + Scenery

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