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

Empress Maria Feodorovna on the occasion of the fancy ball at the Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna “The Elder”,  January 1883. She is wearing a Russian costume from the 17th century, she later said the gown was quite heavy and suffocating.

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SEASON 5 CHARLIE » Up Close & Personal

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thekennedyclan:

Senator Kennedy

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Empress Maria Feodorovna

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ohsoromanov:

Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia and his dog, Joy.

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I came across your blog when it was recommended by another blogger, Arwen I believe, and I love your blog. I recently started learning about the Romanovs and other Russian royalty and I'm glad to see you post about them. Keep up the great work!

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Thank you so much for your kind words, it is always so nice to receive such message. I hope your interest in the Romanovs will keep growing ! :)

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memory-of-the-romanovs:

Император Николай II и его жена Александра Фёдоровна в Ливадии.

Emperor Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra Feodorovna in Livadia.

tedkennedyswife:

1968, Lovely Joan Kennedy roots for her brother in law, Robert F. Kennedy, in Indiana. She campaigned actively for him. 

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ARWEN’S ROYAL FOLLOW FOREVER

I entered this fandom by chance and I still don’t blog a lot about it. I just LOVE to lurk on these awesome blogs, I like to read stories and theories and opinions about royals so I found myself visiting more and more royal blogs lately. I met amazing new friends, people that loved history as much as I did and even a bit of historical and royal gossip. I LOVE ROYAL GOSSIP, OK? DON’T JUDGE ME, PEOPLE.  So, I promised on my other blog I was going to make a list of all my favorite royal blogs and here it is! Follow them all, you will not regret it!


SPECIAL MENTIONS

katemiddletons was the very first blog I followed in the royal fandom. It feels like an eternity passed by! I followed Bella at the end of 2011 I think, or the beginning of 2012…to be honest I don’t remember, but she is a sweetheart and you should all follow her. Her blog is just a little bit about herself and the rest is all dedicated to Kate and the Windsor family. I followed only her and these other two blogs for soooo long, I was like “NOPE, I DON’T NEED TO FOLLOW ANYONE ELSE” but this fandom is so good I ended up following everyone and their mother.

teatimeatwinterpalace I’ve been following this blog since forever. It’s not only about the Romanovs, you can find Old Hollywood black and white pictures and very old pics of other royal families. INSTANT FOLLOW, GUYS! COME ON!

historyofromanovs eeeeeeeeh, Rebecca, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Her blog is FANTASTIC and you can see from her theme and the way the blog is organized that she deeply cares about it. If you love the Romanovs, THIS is the blog to follow.

THE BEST OF THE BEST

myroyallove, royalwatcher, godsavethetsar, royalprinceharry, romanovdreams, ohsoromanov, teaandroyalty, gracie-bird, estellesilvia, kronprinsenfrederik, dutchqueen, theroyalfirm, memory-of-the-romanovs, gracefullycatherine, monaco-princely-family, imperial-russia, maryandkateourfuturequeens, the-lovely-estelle, tsarevnamaria, scandinavian-royalty, crownprincely, europesroyals, romanovqueen, hisroyalhotnessprinceharry, leroyalrealm, babycambridgesus, houseofwindsor, ravishingtheroyals, hrhgeorgeofcambridge.

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Coming back from a tough day and seeing this it’s just so nice, you put a big smile on my face. Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart ! 

Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich, fifth son of Alexander II and Empress Maria Alexandrovna.

4 September 1913 Wedding of Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern, Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1890–1966) and King Manuel II of Portugal (1889 – 1932). Manuel is holding the hand of Princess Louise, Grand Duchess consort of Baden.

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Do you ever feel like a chess piece yourself? In a game being played against your will?

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Maureen O’Hara in ‘The Forbidden Street’, 1949.

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royalmotherhood:

Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain, nee Princess of Battenberg, and her eldest son, Alfonso, Prince of the Asturias

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