Grand Duke Dimitri Pavlovich, cousin of the Tsar & co-conspirator in the murder of Rasputin. As a direct result of his involvement in the murder, Dmitri Pavlovich was sent to the Persian front, which ultimately saved his life; most of his relatives were executed by the Bolsheviks, including his father & his morganatic half-brother Vladimir Paley, but he himself escaped with British help.He died in 1941 in Switzerland & is buried in Germany next to his sister Maria.
"Maria de Medici", 1609-10, by Frans Pourbus the Younger (Flemish, 1569-1622). Rijksmueum. The queen is portrayed in her full regalia. Everything here emphasises her royal status: the crown, her ermine robes and the canopy. Marie de Médicis (1573-164) was a member of the renowned Italian family and wife of the King of France, Henry IV (1553-1610), whom she married in 1600.
Prince Felix Yusupov, 1916, Leader of the Conspiracy to kill Rasputin, and protect the interests of the Tsar's Empire. He faked Chest Pains to become Rasputin's patient, and lured him to visit using his beautiful wife. Whether Rasputin was interested in the Princess or the Prince himself is debatable. He was openly bisexual, & enjoyed to cross dress, famous for publicly dressing in women's fashion was beloved in St. Petersburg, and considered to be very attractive to both Men and Women.