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Antique Russian Photograph Grigori Rasputin Tsar Nicholas II Romanov Family RARE |

Antique Russian Photograph Grigori Rasputin Tsar Nicholas II Romanov Family RARE |

Hat worn by Nicholas II at the Russian ball in 1903.

Hat worn by Nicholas II at the Russian Ball of Fabrique de Chapeaux Bruno Frères, Museum © The Moscow Kremlin Museums

Alexei and Nicholas

Alexei and Nicholas Romanov

Nicholas II  and Tsarevich Alexei, photograph from Anna Vyrubova collection.

Nicholas II and Tsarevich Alexei, photograph from Anna Vyrubova collection.

"I never dreamt that our married life would have been so perfect, such utter happiness you have brought me."   --Alexandra's letter to Nicholas, 20 September 1898      Nicholas and Alexandra had loved each other for years, but it wasn't until 1894 that she agreed to convert to Orthodoxy, a requirement for the wife of the heir to the Russian throne. They were engaged in the spring and married in November after the unexpected death of Nicholas's father, Emperor Alexander III, in October.

“I never dreamt that our married life would have been so perfect, such utter happiness you have brought me.” –Alexandra’s letter to Nicholas, 20 September 1898

Final resting place of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna Romanov, sister of Tsar Nicholas II, in the Russian Cemetery of North York (now a part of Toronto, Canada.)  Her husband had passed away two years earlier.

Final resting place of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna Romanov, sister of Tsar Nicholas II, in the Russian Cemetery of North York (now a part of Toronto, Canada.) Her husband had passed away two years earlier.

Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexander wearing Uhlan (Lancer) uniforms at 1903 parade in Peterhof .  Photo depicts Baron Freedericks - Minister of the Imperial Court; Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich - son of Alexander II and uncle of Nicholas II; and Prince Felix Yusupov Count Sumarokov-Elston  -  Commander of Cavalry of the Imperial Guards.

Russian Tsar Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra returning from the Jubilee Parade of the Life Guard Uhlan (Lancer) Regiment of Her Majesty Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, 15 May

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