ROMANOV FAMILY: HOME VIDEOS OF GRAND DUKE DMITRI PAVLOVICH
Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich was the son of Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich, brother of Tsar Alexander III, and first cousin of Tsar Nicholas II.
Dmitri’s mother died giving birth to him, and after his father made a morganatic marriage, the little grand duke and his sister were adopted by their uncle Grand Duke Sergei and his wife Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna.
For many years Grand Duke Dmitri was very close to Nicholas II and his family, who treated him like a son and brother. But after Dmitri got involved in the murder of Grigori Rasputin in late 1916, he was exiled from Russia, which actually ended up saving his life when the Russian revolution broke out.
Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich lived the rest of his life abroad, marrying an American heiress Audrey Emery, after his passionate love affair with the famous fashion designer Coco Chanel.
Video below was given to the Tsarskoe Selo museum by Grand Duke Dmitri’s grandson, Prince Michael Pavlovich Ilyinsky: