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
Alexander II and the Empress Maria Alexandrovna with their three youngest children Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna, Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich and Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich. And of course the beloved dog of Alexander II “Milord”.