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The Princess Who Married the World’s Richest Boy

Quarantine Fail

Ella in her nun’s habit.
Ella in her nun’s habit.
Elizaveta Feodorovna by an unknown photographer, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Everything Falls Apart

Xenia painted in a white blouse with long, loose hair and a red bow as a headband.
Xenia painted in a white blouse with long, loose hair and a red bow as a headband.
Portrait of Xenia by Philip de László, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
Maria in a black sparkly dress and pearls, sitting between her daughters in white dresses.
Maria in a black sparkly dress and pearls, sitting between her daughters in white dresses.
Xenia, Maria, and Nina by an unknown photographer, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
George in a military uniform covered with medals and orders. He has a pointed mustache.
George in a military uniform covered with medals and orders. He has a pointed mustache.
Grand Duke George Mikhailovich. Image by Bain News Service, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

A New Life

Anastasia and Christopher in coats, standing together the steps of an old building.
Anastasia and Christopher in coats, standing together the steps of an old building.
Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark and Princess Anastasia of Greece. Image by an unknown photographer, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Billy the Kid

A Whirlwind Romance

Xenia wearing a short-sleeved cardigan, mid-calf skirt, turban, and fox stole.
Xenia wearing a short-sleeved cardigan, mid-calf skirt, turban, and fox stole.
Young Xenia. Image by Agence Rol, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
Billy and Xenia at their wedding. She isn’t smiling.
Billy and Xenia at their wedding. She isn’t smiling.
Image from The Sunday Star, 10/30/21. Via the Library of Congress.

New York State of Mind

Billy and Xenia sitting on the couch, laughing.
Billy and Xenia sitting on the couch, laughing.
Image from the Evening Star, 2/2/30. Via the Library of Congress.
Fred Astaire seated, looking at his sister, Adele, who is looking at the camera.
Fred Astaire seated, looking at his sister, Adele, who is looking at the camera.
Adele and Fred Astaire in 1926. From Flickhr user danceonair1986, used with CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

A Royal Circus

Anna Anderson in profile, with her hair in a bun.
Anna Anderson in profile, with her hair in a bun.
Anna Anderson in 1922 by an unknown photographer. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Mother Knows Best

Xenia with dark, bobbed hair clutching a filmy cream shawl.
Xenia with dark, bobbed hair clutching a filmy cream shawl.
Portrait of Xenia by Philip de László, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Be My Teddy Bear

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