Tsesarevich and Grand Duke George Mikhailovich visits Thailand

On his official FB page, the Grand Duke George Mikhailovich noted that he is beginning a one week official visit to Thailand at the request of the local Russian Orthodox Church.

The Grand Duke met with local clerics and Russians in the Thai capital, where he will spend a few days.

The relationship between the Thai royal family and the House of Romanov goes back many generations, when HRH Prince Chakrabongse Bhuvanath, the Prince of Bishnuiok came from Siam to St Petersburg to attend the corps of pages. He returned to Siam with a wife from Lutsk, named Catherine Desnitskaya, and later known as Princess Catherine Na Phitsanulok.

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The prince and princess had one son, Prince Chula Chakrabongse. The Prince and his wife lived in Paruskavan Palace in Bangkok. Prince Chakrabongse served as Chief of Staff of the Royal Siamese Army until his death at the age of 37 in 1920.

A Very Happy Name Day to Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna!


Today, the Orthodox old calendar feast day of St. Mary Magdalen Equal-to-the-Apostles is also the name day of Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Maria.

Prayer services were held in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Paris, London, and New York to pray for the health and well-being of the Head of the Imperial House.

To the Grand Duchess, the Editors of Russian Legitimist wish a very happy name day and many years!


101st Commemoration of the Martyrdom of the Imperial Family noted in Russia and around the World.

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A surprising development at the Duma

On July 17th, the Duma in Moscow came into session by observing a minute of silence in honor of the Royal Martyrs. “Reconciliation begins when we all understand that this cannot be repeated, that this is unacceptable,” said State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin.

“Representatives of all factions got up, regardless of ideological positions. This is a very important step towards national consolidation and reconciliation. It can be compared with the Moncloa Pact in Spain, when representatives of all previously opposing sides honored the memory of the victims of the civil war, ” Volodin noted.

Members of the Russian Duma stand to observe a minute of silence on behalf of the Royal Martyrs. A first.

Members of the Russian Duma stand to observe a minute of silence on behalf of the Royal Martyrs. A first.

According to Andrei Isaev, this indicates that all political forces represented in the Russian parliament are opposed to civil confrontation, and are for settling disputes and conflicts that arise through peaceful and democratic means.

“This shows the readiness of the Russian parliament to follow the path of building a rule-of-law state, in which there should be no place for arbitrary reprisals and political discussions with the use of force of arms,” said the parliamentarian.

Many deputies are in favor of becoming a tradition on July 17, the day of the death of the royal family, to honor the memory of all those who innocently died as a result of the civil war in Russia, Isaev noted.

At Ekaterinburg


The Russian Imperial House posted an image of, HIH the Head of the Russian Imperial House, Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna with the Patriarch, and noted that observances on behalf of the Royal Martyrs began in 1929 when her August father, HM the Emperor-In-Exile Kirill I Vladimirovich issued an act together with Metropolitan Anthony.

“"We must always remember the immortal words of The Saint-Emperor Nicholas II, which he transmitted before his end: "…evil cannot vanquish evil, only love can."

"On July 11, 1929, my grandfather, Emperor Kirill Vladimirovich, together with the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky), marked the beginning of the official veneration of the memory of the tortured Tsar's Family, July 4 as the Day of Universal Sorrow for the Russian People.

"After the Holy Church glorified the murdered members of our House and they became saints, this day was transformed from a Day of Tribulation into a Feast, which should be celebrated with a bright and joyful feeling, like the days which commemorate the martyrs and passion-bearers of earlier times…”

This year, more than 60,000 Orthodox faithful gathered for the nighttime Liturgy at Church on the Blood in Ekaterinburg, built on the site where the Royal Family and their faithful servants were brutally slain, and the following procession to the Monastery of the Holy Royal Passion-Bearers in Ganina Yama, on the night of July 16-17, reports the Ekaterinburg Diocese .

Around the world

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Services were held in Patriarchal and ROCOR parishes around the world. it was reported to the Russian Legitimist, that in New York at the Patriarchal Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, the Imperial hymn “God Save the Tsar” was sung during the Holy Communion.

The Russian Imperial House attends Prussian Royal Wedding at Mallorca


Grand Duchess Maria of Russia and Grand Duke George of Russia are currently at Mallorca to attend the wedding of their cousin, Joachim Prince of Prussia (b.1984), to Countess Angelina zu Solms-Laubach (b.1983).

The wedding takes place on Saturday, 29 June. The couple already have one daughter, Georgina, born last year.

The presence of the Russian Imperial House was announced via the Grand Duke’s Instagram account,

Head of the Imperial House attends Russia Day Festivities at Embassy in Madrid


June 11, 2019. The Head of the Russian Imperial House of Romanov, H.I.H. Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna attended a reception at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Spain on the occasion of the celebration of Russia Day (June 12).

Her Imperial Highness is pictured with the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Spain, Y.P. Korchagin

Children's Hospice opens in Pavlovsk with Aid of the Imperial Foundation.

On June 4, the opening of a new hospital of the St. Petersburg Children's Hospice in Pavlovsk took place. The hospital, designed for the care of nine children with terminal illnesses, will receive its first patients at the end of the summer.

Fr. Alexander Tkachenko and HIH Grand Duke George.

Fr. Alexander Tkachenko and HIH Grand Duke George.

The hospital building, opened after major renovationsl, will be transferred to the State that it may continue to render palliative care for children in it. In total, about 180 million rubles were spent on the reconstruction of the building.

Alexander Dmitriyevich Beglov, acting governor of St. Petersburg, took part in the opening ceremony. According to Beglov, the creation of the hospice was made possible thanks to the interaction of NGOs, businesses and the state, which combined their efforts, including financial ones, to achieve this goal. “Few expected that this dilapidated building would become such a beautiful, cozy house.”, Said the acting governor.

Father Alexander (Tkachenko) handed over the keys of the new health care institution to A.D. Beglov.

The first guests of the Pavlovsk hospital were children and their parents - patients of the St. Petersburg Children's Hospice and all who helped to fulfill the dream: employees, volunteers and philanthropists.

Among the partners actively participating in the St. Petersburg Children's Hospice, the event was attended by HIH the Grand Duke Georgii Mikhailovich of the Imperial Foundation, as well as the Director of the Roscongress Foundation, Alexander Stuglev.

A festive concert, play zones, a petting zoo and other entertainment were organized for all guests.

The Russian Imperial House Express Condolences to the Families of the Victims of the Sheremetevo Tragedy

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The Head of the Imperial House of Russia, H.I.H. the Grand Duchess Maria of Russia, and her son and heir, H.I.H. the Tsesarevich and Grand Duke George of Russia, extend their deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in the fire aboard a passenger airplane at Sheremetevo Airport.

Their Imperial Highnesses pray for the repose of the souls of those who perished and hope that a thorough investigation will be conducted by authorities into the cause of this terrible tragedy.