Originally Posted by CarolinaLandgrave
As often, unfortunately, is the case when children loose a parent or parents at an early age. I just finished a book on Ella
Does it includes any informations about Ella's relationships with her sister in law Alexandra or about Maria and Dimitri?
A few years ago I found in a book a description of the Grand Duchess's delivery and death( I don't remember the title anymore.) Is was stated that Alexandra and Paul were at Illinksoye as guest of Serge when Alexandra had the accident( you were right Vassilisos Markos, that's what happened), but nothing appeared to be wrong and noone worried The next day during a ball, Alexandra collapsed and a premature birth began. They tried to fetch a doctor, but only a midwife was available, in fact a young midwife who said herself she didn't have the experience to deal with such a difficult labor. After many hours full of agony Dimitri was born and he looked so tiny and blue - ish that everyone 's attention was on him. When after a few minutes they returned to Alexandra, she had fallen into a comma. The Grand Duke send a telegraph to his in laws and they rushed to Russia. Reportedely when Queen Olga first saw her she bacame as pale as a ghost. her parents kissed her in her forehead and the King who was on the verge of tears ( he was dotting on her because she was the spitting image of her mother) took her hand into his and caressed it but she wouldn't respond. She died about two hours later ( 2 days after the labor) without ever regaining consciousness.
When Queen Olga was on her deathbeth, one of the last orders she left to her grandson George II was to make sure that if the family ever returned to Greece, Alexandra would be reburied in Tatoi. She didn't want her daughter's grave to be in a country where no one of the family could ever step foot again ( at that time that's how it appeared).
Before I said that Q Olga and Alexandra there indentical. Here two pictures to compare :
The do look alike I must say