teatimeatwinterpalace:

August 27, 1968  Death of Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent.

On this day, the Greek Princess deeply respected and loved not only by the British public but also by the entire Commonwealth, died at Kensington palace from a brain tumour at the age of 61. She had aroused affection and adulation, showing a devotion to her job that almost went beyond the call of duty. She made a decisive contribution to the evolution of the subtle relationship between the Royal Family and the British public. It was in keeping the magic and mystery of the monarchy alive that the Queen Mother and Prince Marina were so successful.


' She continued to uphold those tenets of duty and dignity and courage that were part of her Royal upbringing and to enhance an ideal of dynastic harmony that seemed to belong to another age. '

theimperialcourt:

Kaiser Wilhelm II and King George V

Olga Nikolaevna’s adorable “moon” head, due to it’s large size she was considered a ugly baby by many of the family members but she was a chubby, fat and happy baby nevertheless.

Crown Princess Victoria attends the Polar Music Prize at Stockholm Concert Hall on August 26, 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden.

antique-royals:

Princess Louise of United Kingdom

He’s our lovely little King of Greenland.

carolathhabsburg:

Prince Ferdinand of Saxe Coburg and Gotha (later Tsar of Bulgaria) with spouse, Princess Marie Louise (neé of  Borbon-Parma) and mother, princess Clementine (neé D´Orleans). 1897

Princess Estelle of Sweden, Duchess of Östergötland, arriving with her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, for her first day at the kindergarten Äventyret on 25 August 2014.

Formal photographs of Imperial family at the occassion of Tsarevich Alexei´s christening, 1904
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