Jasmine ‘Grand Duke of Tuscany’ (Jasminum sambac) With a rich, heavenly fragrance, the thick fully double white blooms are much revered throughout Asia where a perfumed drink is made by soaking the flower overnight in water.
The brother of Tsar Nicholas II, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich Romanov Michael was the first of the Romanovs to be executed by the Bolsheviks. i guess he was just too over the top for starving people.
VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY: Royal Group on Hesse in 1899 Nicholas II of Russia , Empress Alexandra , Grand Dukes Boris , Andrei and Kirill of Russia , Grand Duke Ernst and Grand Duchess Victoria Melita of Hesse and Prince Nicholas of Greece at Wolfsgarten
Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia Mikhail Aleksandrovich Romanov (Russian: Михаи́л Александрович; 4 December [O. 22 November] 1878 – 13 June was the youngest son of Emperor Alexander III of Russia.
bulletproofjewels: Grand Duchess Ella Feodorovna, with her husband Grand Duke Serge Alexandrovich and their ‘adoptive’ children, Grand Duchess Marie Pavlovna, the younger, and Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich.
Mathilda-Marie Feliksovna Kschessinskaya was perhaps the most notorious ballerina in Imperial Russia. Her love affairs with Nicholas II (before his marriage), and two Grand Dukes gave society much to talk about.