November 13, 2009

Romanovs and Romania

I know You're probably asking what do the Romanov family have to do with Romania?

Simple, a lot, like so many other Balkan provinces before the First World war, the royal families had many links between them. In 1913, there were rumors that Grand Duchess Olga of Russia and Prince Carol of Romania were to be engaged nothing came of that, and Olga would be murdered in 1918.

Carol would eventually marry another woman of Romanov descent, Princess Helen of Greece, whose grandmother was also a Romanov.

As you all know Queen Marie of Romania was a granddaughter of Tsar Alexander II.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

and, Queen Marie of Romania was a first cousin to both Czar Nicholas of Russia and the Czarina Alexandra.

Rebecca said...

That is true Tsarina Alexandra was Princess Alice's daughter, and Alice was Maria aunt.

Tsar Nicolas's Father was Tasr Alexander III uncle to Marie