GRAND DUCHESS TATIANA AND PRINCESS IRINA: LOOK-ALIKE COUSINS

 

Of all the Romanov cousins, Grand Duchess Tatiana most resembled Princess Irina Alexandrovna, daughter of Nicholas II’s sister Grand Duchess Xenia. In some photographs the resemblance is startling! The two cousins even looked more alike than they looked like their own siblings. Princess Irina, who married the notorious Rasputin murderer, Prince Felix Yusupov, was about 2 years older than her look-alike cousin and unlike Grand Duchess Tatiana she survived the revolution and lived abroad until old age. Irina’s photographs in older age give us an idea of what Tatiana would have looked like had she not been tragically murdered at age 21.

Grand Duchess Tatiana and Princess Irina
Grand Duchess Tatiana and Princess Irina
Grand Duchess Tatiana and Princess Irina
Grand Duchess Tatiana and Princess Irina
Grand Duchess Tatiana and Princess Irina
Princess Irina and Grand Duchess Tatiana
Grand Duchess Tatiana and Princess Irina
Princess Irina and Grand Duchess Tatiana
Princess Irina Yusupov in old age
Princess Irina Yusupov in old age. This photo gives us a good idea of what Grand Duchess Tatiana would have looked like in old age
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