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The Tsarina Maria Feodorovna (1847 – 1928). Wife of Tsar Alexander lll. Mother of Nicholasll. She miraculously survived the revolution. Her sister was the Queen of England and was responsible for aiding Maria and her surviving daughters when they first arrived in England. (Princess Dagmar of Denmark)

‘Outrageously beautiful’ - The Princess Royal Victoria (later Empress of the German Empire) about her new sister-in-law Princess Alexandra of Denmark (later Queen Consort of Great-Britain). Portrait by Richard Lauchert (1823-69).