Maria Feodorovna, Empress Consort of Russia, she never accepted the fate of her sons and grandchildren, and in fact continued hoping that they had all managed to survive the revolution.The Dowager Empress of Russia, Maria died in 1928.

Maria Feodorovna, Empress Consort of Russia, she never accepted the fate of her sons and grandchildren, and in fact continued hoping that they had all managed to survive the revolution.The Dowager Empress of Russia, Maria died in 1928.

A young Maria Fyodorovna, mother of tsar Nicholas II of Russia, posing with one oh her pets

A young Maria Fyodorovna, mother of tsar Nicholas II of Russia, posing with one oh her pets

3 Daughters of King Christian IX (1818-1906) Denmark & Princess Louise (1817-1898) Hesse-Kassel, Germany in 1889: Princess Thyra Amalie (1853-1933) wife of Ernest Augustus (1845-1923) Crown Prince of Hanover, Germany & Duke of Cumberland, UK.  Princess Alexandra Caroline "Alix" (1844-1925) wife of Albert Edward (King Edward VII) (1841-1910) UK. Princess Marie Dagmar (renamed Maria Feodorovna) (1847-1928) wife of Emperor Alexander III (1845-1894) Russia.

3 Daughters of King Christian IX (1818-1906) Denmark & Princess Louise (1817-1898) Hesse-Kassel, Germany in 1889: Princess Thyra Amalie (1853-1933) wife of Ernest Augustus (1845-1923) Crown Prince of Hanover, Germany & Duke of Cumberland, UK. Princess Alexandra Caroline "Alix" (1844-1925) wife of Albert Edward (King Edward VII) (1841-1910) UK. Princess Marie Dagmar (renamed Maria Feodorovna) (1847-1928) wife of Emperor Alexander III (1845-1894) Russia.

Above: Small imperial crown of Russia. Image via Elena Horvathova on LiveJournal (http://eho-2013.livejournal.com/62382.html). Set entirely in diamonds, the crown is now housed at the Moscow Kremlin as part of the Diamond Fund. There used to be two such crowns in the collection, but one was sold after the Russian revolution. Below: Photograph of Maria Feodorovna, Dowager Empress of Russia, wearing the small imperial crown, 1898. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016.

Above: Small imperial crown of Russia. Image via Elena Horvathova on LiveJournal (http://eho-2013.livejournal.com/62382.html). Set entirely in diamonds, the crown is now housed at the Moscow Kremlin as part of the Diamond Fund. There used to be two such crowns in the collection, but one was sold after the Russian revolution. Below: Photograph of Maria Feodorovna, Dowager Empress of Russia, wearing the small imperial crown, 1898. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016.

Maria Feodorovna (Dagmar of Denmark) (1847-1928, colorized & very young by unknown artist. Wife of Alexander III (1845-1894), Russia..

Maria Feodorovna (Dagmar of Denmark) (1847-1928, colorized & very young by unknown artist. Wife of Alexander III (1845-1894), Russia..

Tsarina Maria Feodorovna Portrait by Vladimir Makovsky

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Tsarina Maria Fyodorovna, wife of Alexander III Emperor of All the Russians.  c 1895

Tsarina Maria Fyodorovna, wife of Alexander III Emperor of All the Russians. c 1895

Empress Maria Feodorovna (in dark dress) with her two daughters (sisters of Nicholas II): Xenia (right) and Olga (behind the Empress). All three are wearing diamond tiaras and sashes of the Saint Andrew Order. Empress Maria is also wearing a chain of the Order.

Empress Maria Feodorovna (in dark dress) with her two daughters (sisters of Nicholas II): Xenia (right) and Olga (behind the Empress). All three are wearing diamond tiaras and sashes of the Saint Andrew Order. Empress Maria is also wearing a chain of the Order.

Dress belonging to Empress Maria Fyodorovna, designed by Charles Worth, Paris, 1890s. Velvet, silk and metal thread, moiré ribbon. The State Hermitage Museum (link: http://www.hermitage.guide/costume/costume1.html). Inset: Photo of Maria Fyodorovna wearing the same dress. Albumen print by A. Pasetti, St. Petersburg, 1895. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016. CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGES.

Dress belonging to Empress Maria Fyodorovna, designed by Charles Worth, Paris, 1890s. Velvet, silk and metal thread, moiré ribbon. The State Hermitage Museum (link: http://www.hermitage.guide/costume/costume1.html). Inset: Photo of Maria Fyodorovna wearing the same dress. Albumen print by A. Pasetti, St. Petersburg, 1895. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016. CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGES.

Cartier Wave Tiara belonging to Maria Feodorovna (26 November 1847 – 13 October 1928) - a tiara that can be worn as a necklace.  Born Princess Dagmar of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and later Princess Dagmar of Denmark, she was Empress consort of Russia as spouse of Emperor Alexander III. She was the second daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark and Louise of Hesse-Cassel. Among her children was the last Russian monarch, Emperor Nicholas II, whom she outlived by ten years

Cartier Wave Tiara belonging to Maria Feodorovna (26 November 1847 – 13 October 1928) - a tiara that can be worn as a necklace. Born Princess Dagmar of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and later Princess Dagmar of Denmark, she was Empress consort of Russia as spouse of Emperor Alexander III. She was the second daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark and Louise of Hesse-Cassel. Among her children was the last Russian monarch, Emperor Nicholas II, whom she outlived by ten years

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