On June 9, 1908, King Edward VII became the first British monarch to visit Russia and his Romanov cousins. Tsar Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra were Edward VII’s nephew and niece, and he met them and the entire Romanov family on the waters of the Bay of Reval (today Tallinn). The king and his wife, Queen Alexandra, joined the Romanov family onboard the Russian imperial yacht The Standart.
“It is with feelings of the deepest satisfaction and pleasure that I welcome your Majesty and her Majesty the Queen to Russian waters. I trust that this meeting, while strengthening the many and strong ties which unite our Houses, will have the happy results of drawing our countries closer together, and of promoting and maintaining the peace of the world.”
The photographs below were also taken during the Cowes Regatta British royal visit on August 2nd of 1909. Read more ROMANOV FAMILY: RARE PHOTOS – BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY’S VISIT ON THE STANDART.
ROMANOV FAMILY: ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. TATIANA ROMANOV, 16 DECEMBER, 1913
From the 1913 diary of Tatiana Romanov: Read more ROMANOV FAMILY: ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. TATIANA ROMANOV, 16 DECEMBER, 1913
A skerry is a small rocky island, usually too small for habitation, or simply a rocky reef. Each summer the Romanov family boarded the imperial yacht and spent a holiday in Finland, where skerries are prevalent. Grand Duchess Tatiana loved the skerries, she even fondly wrote about her beloved skerries in letters from captivity.
From the letters of Tatiana Romanov: Read more TATIANA ROMANOV: “BELOVED TIME” IN THE SKERRIES
Nikolai Pavlovich Sablin, Adjutant, Captain 1st Grade and Officer Aide-de-Camp, was a great favorite of the Romanov family.
Grand Duchess Tatiana often mentioned “N.P.” in her diaries and letters and always spoke very fondly of him.
After 1916, N.P. Sablin became Commander of the Imperial Yacht “The Standart”. Read more DIARY OF TATIANA ROMANOV: N.P. SABLIN. 1913.
ROMANOV FAMILY: ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. TATIANA ROMANOV. 17 DECEMBER, 1913.
From the 1913 diary of Tatiana Romanov: Read more ROMANOV FAMILY: ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. TATIANA ROMANOV. 17 DECEMBER, 1913.