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Old 10-25-2016, 06:54 PM
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But that is what continues to puzzle. Olga was every bit as much George's cousin. She was photograohed and covered in the press until her death. I haven't seen anything about Xenia after the early 1920s.
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In what year was this photograph of Grand Duchess Xenia and Grand Duchess Maria taken?
Grand Duchess Maria and Grand Duchess Xenia . News Photo | Getty Images
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But that is what continues to puzzle. Olga was every bit as much George's cousin. She was photograohed and covered in the press until her death. I haven't seen anything about Xenia after the early 1920s.
The only explanation I can think to is that there was a basical difference between the two sister's situation in the 1920s.
I mean, Xenia was residing in the UK, with nearly no incomes, while Olga was residing in Denmark firstly with her mother (a Danish Princess by birth) and later in a farm she owned and ran with her husband.
So, it seems to me that on the one hand Xenia was more in need of help and support than Olga and on the other hand of the two sisters only Xenia was living in the country where their cousin George V reigned.
Just a guess, maybe had Olga settled as well in the UK perhaps the King would have offered her a grace-and-favour residence too.
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I often wondered if the remains of Xenia and Olga will returned to Russia for a possible reburial?

Grand Duchess Xenia is buried at the Cimetière de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France.

Grand Duchess Olga is buried at the York Cemetery, Toronto in Canada.
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Thanks. Interesting mystery. I haven't followed their descendants, that should meke for interesting reading. I would enjoy an interview of any of the sister's living descendants.
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"Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna said the Allies 'were all words and no actions' for not saving her brother Tsar Nicholas II and his wife and kids from execution in 1918..."

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It was her cousin George V, that backed out. It had nothing to do with the Allies. And the Kaiser wanted to save them, before the end, but haughty Aix refused.
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Nice and very visual video about Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna (~52 min).

https://youtu.be/a0R92cboqrM

From the Romanov Royal Martyrs channel at youtube.

"The extraordinary story of Tsar Nicholas’ sister and her journey from the palaces of St. Petersburg to death in obscurity above a barbershop in Toronto. A life full of passion and love, set at the backdrop of an entire century. She was raised at the Gatchina Palace outside Saint Petersburg. Olga was her father’s favourite, but Tsar Alexander III died when she was only 12. After the Russian Revolution, Olga escaped to Denmark with her second husband and their two sons, in February 1920, where they lived as farmers. Finally, in 1948, she relocated with her immediate family to a farm in Campbellville, Ontario, Canada. At the end of her life and afterwards, Olga was widely labelled the last Grand Duchess of Imperial Russia."
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Nice and very visual video about Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna (~52 min).

https://youtu.be/a0R92cboqrM

From the Romanov Royal Martyrs channel at youtube.

"The extraordinary story of Tsar Nicholas’ sister and her journey from the palaces of St. Petersburg to death in obscurity above a barbershop in Toronto. A life full of passion and love, set at the backdrop of an entire century. She was raised at the Gatchina Palace outside Saint Petersburg. Olga was her father’s favourite, but Tsar Alexander III died when she was only 12. After the Russian Revolution, Olga escaped to Denmark with her second husband and their two sons, in February 1920, where they lived as farmers. Finally, in 1948, she relocated with her immediate family to a farm in Campbellville, Ontario, Canada. At the end of her life and afterwards, Olga was widely labelled the last Grand Duchess of Imperial Russia."
Great video on the Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna's life with a lot of tumultuous events. I like how the documentary included Olga's water colour paintings which were done throughout her lifetime. She was a very talented artist.
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I like how Grand Duchess Olga painted a variety of subjects: still lifes, landscapes, and portraits. I especially like her floral paintings.
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