ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: MARIA ROMANOV AND ALEXEI ROMANOV – 29 FEBRUARY, 1916.

ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: MARIA ROMANOV AND ALEXEI ROMANOV – 29 FEBRUARY, 1916.

Like 2016, 1916 was a leap year. These diary entries were made exactly 100 years ago!

From the 1916 diary of Maria Romanov:

29 February.  Had lessons. Breakfast 5 with Papa, Uncle Georgi and Ioann. In the afternoon went to our infirmary with A. Sat with M.Z. Baron, Ton, and A.V. Walked and built the tower. Had tea with A. and T. in the playroom. Had English and music lessons. Did homework. Dinner 3 with Papa, Ioann and Dmitri. Papa read, Anya was here. Mama has neuralgia, and she stayed in bed almost the entire day.

Grand Duchess Maria and Grand Duchess Anastasia outside of their infirmary at the Feodorovsky Gorodok.
Grand Duchess Maria and Grand Duchess Anastasia outside of their infirmary at the Feodorovsky Gorodok.

 

From the 1916 diary of Alexei Romanov:

29 February. Dmitri had dinner. As usual.

Tsarevich Alexei in 1916.
Alexei Romanov in 1916

 

From the book  MARIA and ANASTASIA: The Youngest Romanov Grand Duchesses In Their Own Words: Letters, Diaries, Postcards.

 

 

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