Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna

Born: 1875, St Petersburg
Died: 1960, London

Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna was the fourth child and first daughter of Alexander III and Maria Fyodorovna. She was born at the Anichkov Palace in St Petersburg on 25 March/6 April 1875.

Two days later, Tsarevich Alexander wrote to his father-in-law, King Christian IX of Denmark: “The infant was born at exactly four in the morning, on the day of the celebration of the Annunciation. Nicky and George are delighted with their younger sister. It was a great delight for them to be present at her first bath.”

Xenia married her third cousin, Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich, at Peterhof Palace in 1894. She emigrated after the revolution and died at Wilderness House in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace in England on 20 April 1960.

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