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Old 10-06-2011, 11:41 PM
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Vasillisos, sorry for the misspelling of your name. Thanks also to Russophile for explaining what they know about 'Toscany's' claims
My dear Alexey,

No need to apologize; just use VM like the others if you wish I want to thank you, Warren, and my lovely Russo for explaining Toscany to me. I was not aware of his claims. Russo was instrumental in getting me to read Michael and Natasha which I enjoyed. I know I should post this on the thread devoted to them but if anyone else read it, do you get the idea that Natasha was a little bit upset that Michael did not push more for his royal prerogatives which she could then enjoy as well?
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:30 AM
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Russo was instrumental in getting me to read Michael and Natasha which I enjoyed. I know I should post this on the thread devoted to them but if anyone else read it, do you get the idea that Natasha was a little bit upset that Michael did not push more for his royal prerogatives which she could then enjoy as well?
I love the book Michael and Natasha and my copy is dog-eared and ready to fall apart. I agree with this assessment. When I think of Michael and Natasha, I remember the incredible movie "The Shooting Party." The master of the house, portrayed by James Mason, writes in his diary "My wife is fond of society...." and he goes on to muse about his preferences for a quieter life. Had Michael and Natasha been married many years, I can see him writing that in his own diaries. I do believe that Natasha would have enjoyed being the power behind the throne, even without the title, and reading her letters, she certainly seems to know how to push Michael's buttons, and direct his actions.

"The Shooting Party" was filmed at Knebworth, where Michael and Natasha lived for about a year.

To the thread topic, I think it terribly unlikely that Michael & Natasha had a child in 1916 that could be a Romanov/Romanov imposter. I believe that they would have celebrated and rejoiced in another child, not hidden the child away. While their son George was legitimized after his birth, a child born in 1916 would have been their first legitimately-born child.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:59 AM
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But there are descendants of Xenia who was Nicholas' sister so why not use them? Only thing I can think of is Philip being so old has a closer blood link to a woman who died in 1918.

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I'm re-reading Massie's "The Romanovs: The Final Chpt" and there is a long explanation about why Philip was the best candidate for the DNA test because the DNA he got from his mother would be present in his grandmother his great aunt ( Alexandra) his great grandmother (Princess Alice) and perhaps also his great great grandmother (Victoria).
When it comes to genetic genealogy, it's usually the maternal mitochondrial DNA that is checked when it comes to old material, as that's always inherited from mother to child, regardless of the sex of the child. When it comes to paternal mitochondrial DNA, it has only been found in one single case of a human male. It's more difficult to find a connections between paternal relatives if thers's only bones left, while it's easy to find the mitochondrial DNA that's present between individuals that share a common female ancestress. In this case there is a line through the maternal mitochondrial DNA from queen Victoria to her daughters, granddaughers and to her great-grandson.
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:28 AM
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WoW, I knew they decided to go through the females, but I didn't know this is how it is almost always done. I wonder why it is virtually impossible (or so it seems) to go through the males. I guess it is a good thing Philip was still alive because from what you just said, it wouldn't have worked with his children. BTW just browsing through various facilities and I have come across that more than just Philip was tested, but also Elizabeth and some other fairly famous royals. I apologize for not knowing the exact details of these rumors.
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Old 12-04-2019, 05:49 PM
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Inspector Franz Grunberg contacted Anastasia's aunt, Princess Irene of Prussia. He scheduled dinner for Irene and Anna Anderson at his home. Irene was introduced to Anna with a false name and sat opposite Anna at the dining table. Irene gave no sign of recognizing her.
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Romanov Empire (micronation)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romano...e_(micronation)

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There was an article that ran in the Philippine Daily Inquirer (one of the major broadsheets in the Philippines) last 2011 about a Filipina's grandmother who was supposedly identified by the journalist who interviewed her as Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna. To be clear, the woman's grandmother never claimed to be Anastasia and her granddaughter never claimed that her grandmother was Anastasia. The "Anastasia claim" angle came from the journalist who wrote the article.

All the woman who was interviewed wanted to know was whether or not her grandmother had living relatives in Russia. It didn't even matter to her on whether or not her relatives were the Romanovs. Rather, it's the people who helped her investigate who would constantly point out that she could very well be a Romanov.

This is pretty much reminiscent to Eleonora Kruger, in which people claimed that she is Anastasia Nikolaevna and yet, she herself did not make such claim (in fact, her claim was different - she claimed to be Polish nobility).
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Eurohistory has just reported on an Italian social media influencer Alberto Maccan going by Carlo Alberto Maccan Romanoff in a paid partnership on Instagram, Facebook and his personal website. He claims to be a descendant of a Prince Inaco Maccanovič Romanov (born in 1950) in Italy.

"The Imperial House of Russia is currently engaged in a legal battle in Italy to prevent a social media influencer from using the Romanoff surname for commercial gain, among other concerns. Grand Duke George of Russia, the heir to the Headship of the Imperial House, is the plaintiff; Mr. Alberto Maccan (also known as "Carlo Alberto Maccan Romanoff"), a social media influencer, is the defendant."

Eurohistory: Exposé: The Russian Imperial House Versus the Social Media Influencer Pretending to be a Romanoff

The reporting is exhaustive and thorough thanking the "Chancellery of H.I.H. Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia for their kind assistance"
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Old 08-28-2020, 10:43 AM
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Carlo Alberto Maccan Romanoff in a paid partnership on Instagram, Facebook and his personal website. He claims to be a descendant of a Prince Inaco Maccanovič Romanov (born in 1950) in Italy.

Eurohistory: Exposé: The Russian Imperial House Versus the Social Media Influencer Pretending to be a Romanoff

Well, he looks like a Disney Prince at least - one has to give him that.

But interesting, that the Romanovs are stepping up this harshly against him!
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I'm fairly sure that there's no such person as Inaco Maccanovich Romanov! But I don't know why the Romanovs don't just ignore this Carlo guy - if he's after publicity, that's exactly what they're giving him.
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Old 08-29-2020, 07:33 AM
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I'm fairly sure that there's no such person as Inaco Maccanovich Romanov! But I don't know why the Romanovs don't just ignore this Carlo guy - if he's after publicity, that's exactly what they're giving him.
I think if you read this article https://eurohistoryjournal.blogspot....ersus.html?m=1 it becomes clear why Grand Duke George of Russia has brought forward legal action. For one thing, the imposter is profiting off the use of the Romanoff name, he is using it for commercial gain. Using the Romanoff name it appears is also a breach of copyright law as only real family members of the Imperial Family can use the Romanoff name. The article is very thorough explaining why the lawsuit has been brought forward. This guy claims to be a member of a nonexisting branch of the Romanoff family. It's very shady plus it appears his actions are also illegal. I hope the The Grand Duke George is successful!
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Old 08-29-2020, 07:52 AM
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Well, he looks like a Disney Prince at least - one has to give him that.

But interesting, that the Romanovs are stepping up this harshly against him!
Victor, this guy does look like a Disney prince, too funny The guy is profiting in a number of very big ways by pretending to be a member of the Romanoff family. Enough is probably enough.
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Anastasia Tchaikovsky arrived in New York aboard the S. S. Beregiain in 1928. She claimed to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia.
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