The Romanovs, or Don't Sleep With Your Cousin

Interesting family group photo taken at Coburg, celebrating the wedding of Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh to Ernst Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse, in April 1894.

Seated L-R: Kaiser Wilhelm II; Queen Victoria; Princess Royal Victoria - Empress Frederick of Germany; with Princess Beatrice of Edinburgh and Princess Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen in front.

First standing row L-R: Prince Alfred of Edinburgh; Tsarevitch Nicholas (later Tsar Nicholas II); Princess Alix of Hesse (later Tsaritsa Alexandra Feodorovna); Prinzessin Victoria von Hessen und bei Rhein - Princess Louis of Battenberg; Princess Irene von Hessen und bei Rhein, Henry of Prussia; Grand Princess Maria Pavlovna the Elder - Grand Princess Vladimir; and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna - Duchess of Edinburgh.

Second standing row: Ferdinand Maximilian Karl of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha-Koháry (later King Ferdinand I of Bulgaria); Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom; Princess Louise of Belgium - Princess Philipp of Saxe-Coburg Kohary; Charlotte, Hereditary Princess of Saxe-Meiningen; Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein; and Princess Louise, Duchess of Connaught.

Two standing rows at back: Prince Louis of Battenberg; Grand Duke Paul; Prince Henry of Battenberg; Prince Philip of Saxe-Coburg Koháry; Count Mensdorff; Grand Duke Serge; Crown Princess Marie of Romania (later Queen Marie of Romania); Crown Prince Ferdinand of Romania (King Ferdinand I); Grand Duchess Serge-Elizabeth Feodorovna; Grand Duke Vladimir; Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught; and Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh.

One of those little girls in the front must be Melania?


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