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Victoria Fedorovna "Ducky" Romanov
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Birth: Nov. 25, 1876, Malta
Death: Mar. 1, 1936, France

Russian and British Royalty. Victoria was the daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, the second eldest son of Queen Victoria and Albert, Prince Consort. Her mother was Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, a daughter of Alexander II of Russia and his first Empress Consort Marie of Hesse. Being of British royalty, she was called Royal Highness Princess Victoria of Edinburgh. She was described as being shy, honest with a pretty face and violet eyes. She met her first cousin Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich Romanov at a cousin's funeral, thus a romantic interest began that her family did not approve. After being coerced not to be involved with the Romanov family, she married Prince Ernest Louis of Hesse, which was a mistake as he became abusive and unfaithful to her. Victoria wanted a divorce but her grandmother, Queen Victoria of England, would not permit it since they had a little daughter, Elizabeth. Soon Victoria was pregnant again. In 1901 the queen died, Victoria's baby was stillborn; by December she was divorced, and wanting to resume her relationship with Kirill. For the next two years, little Elizabeth had her time divided between her parents. In November 1903, Victoria was planning to join Czar Nicholas II and his family for a holiday at a Polish lodge. Ernest had sent Elizabeth ahead to the lodge; she got sick and suddenly died of typhoid fever before mother could get to her. At Elizabeth's funeral, a heartbroken Victoria placed her Hesse medal in her daughter's hand as a token of a bitter ending of her relationship with Hesse family. Within months, Victoria and Kirill wanted to marry but no one would support their desires until he returned as an injured war hero; the couple married on October 8, 1905. Unrest was in Russian with a revolution soon at hand, but they were very happy with two beautiful daughters: Maria and Kira. Fleeting the Red Army, they went into exile in Finland, where Victoria gave birth to a son, Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia. As they were leaving Russia, the couple did smuggled some jewels in the linings of their coats, which later were sold to Cartier. The family was in exile, basely penniless, and had to ask for money from their English and German relatives. Soon the family settled in a small French town. Seeking to return to their position in Russia, they went to the Nazi Party for support, but received none. Her husband did not readily accept their fate as Victoria did, and in 1924 claimed he was heir to the Russia throne. As for Victoria, she was busy looking ahead and ensuring that the children were well educated and married into European royalty. Victoria suffered a stroke soon after attending the christening of her fifth grandchild and died a month later. Two years later Kirill died. They were both buried in Germany until 1995 when they were relocated to the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral. 
 
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 Parents:
   Alfred of Saxe-Coburg (1844 - 1900)
 
 Spouse:
  Kirill Vladimirovich Romanov (1876 - 1938)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
St. Peter and Paul Fortress
Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russian Federation
Plot: Tomb #45 in the Grand Ducal Vault
 
Created by: Linda Davis
Record added: May 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52654935
Victoria Fedorovna Ducky Romanov
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Victoria Fedorovna Ducky Romanov
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Victoria Fedorovna Ducky Romanov
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- Stephanie Buman
 Added: Jul. 27, 2013
A sad life.
- Judith Davison
 Added: Aug. 6, 2011

- Ann
 Added: Jul. 25, 2011
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