Alexei tasting the sailors’ lunch on the Standart. It was a habit of the Emperor, which Alexei undertook as well, to taste the food of the regular sailors serving on board the imperial yacht. It was a way of showing them that THEIR food was good enough even for the Emperor, and a way for the Emperor to show his concern for his men. Love Alexei's bare feet here, and Alexandra's loving gaze.
❝It is my dream to one day marry Alix H. I have loved her for a long time, but more deeply and strongly since 1889 when she spent six weeks in Petersburg. For a long time, I have resisted my feeling that my dearest dream will come true.❞ (Nicholas II)