The youngest child of Grand Duke Konstantin Romanov (“KR”) and his wife Grand Duchess Elizaveta Mavrikievna (“Mavra”), Princess Vera Konstantinovna Romanov was born in Pavlovsk in 1906. Having lived into 21st century, she was arguably the very last direct Romanov family link to the long gone world of imperial Russia. Princess Vera was a Romanov cousin whose godmother was Empress Alexandra Fedorovna herself.
As a little girl in 1915, she was no doubt traumatized when she witnessed the early death of her father, the esteemed poet “KR”. Little Princess Vera was the one who alerted her mother and others as her father struggled to breathe. Later the family was amazed as to how she was able to open very heavy doors of the study in order to do that. Read more PRINCESS VERA KONSTANTINOVNA: LAST LINK TO IMPERIAL RUSSIA