Princess Marina’s Bow Brooch

Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent born Princess of Greece, the Queen’s Aunt, passed away on this day in 1968, and to mark her Death Anniversary, we are taking a look at Princess Marina’s trademark Romanov Bow Brooch, which was worn to a plethora of important occasions. Continue reading

Vladimir Sapphire Kokoshnik

Today marks the 80th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Marie of Romania, and we are taking a look at her trademark Vladimir Sapphire Kokoshnik, which started up in Russia, went to Romania, then Austria, and finally the United States. Continue reading

Execution of the Romanovs

Today marks the Centenary of the Execution of the former Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family in the cellar of the ‘House of Special Purpose’ in by the orders of the Bolshevik Government that had come to power after the 1917 October Revolution. The family’s tragic fate has fascinated countless people for centuries, with a host of imposters claiming to be one of the members of the family. To mark the Centenary, we are taking a look at their last moments-

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Russian Ark

July 2018 marks the centenary of the execution of the former Russian Imperial Family in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution. To mark the centenary, we are taking a look at ten outstanding documentaries and programs about the Romanovs. Today’s feature is Russian Ark, which takes a look at the House of Romanov through the Winter Place and Hermitage Museum from an inventive and fascinating perspective: Continue reading