Ermahgerd even koalas love The Duchess of Cambridge

baryshnya:

Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia

baryshnya:

Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia

carolathhabsburg:

Tsar Nicholas II of Russia with his children. 1910s.

ohsoromanov:

Nicholas and Alexandra playing tennis during their holidays in Finland.

carolathhabsburg:

Soldier kissing Gdss Anastasia Nicholaevna´s hand after dance.

carolathhabsburg:

Soldier kissing Gdss Anastasia Nicholaevna´s hand after dance.

motherrofmadness:

Last Romanov Grand Duchesses dancing with officers ca.1913.

motherrofmadness:

Last Romanov Grand Duchesses dancing with officers ca.1913.

teatimeatwinterpalace:

Tercentenary Parade

Nicholas II, Alexandra and Tsarevitch Alexeï during the tercentenary procession at Kremlin follow by Tatiana with the Grand Duke Cyrille Wladimirovitch, Maria with the Grand Duke Boris Wladimirovitch and Anastasia with the Grand Duke Dimitri Pavlovitch. (Olga and the Grand Duke Michael are cut by the footage)

ohsoromanov:

The Last Romanovs

First film ever filmed in Russia:

teatimeatwinterpalace:

26 May 1896 - Coronation of Nicholas

The procession with all members of the Romanov family walked through the long reception rooms of the Kremlin. A footage show the time where Nicholas and Alexandra came down the long red staircase,  this is the first time that a ceremony as solemn is filmed.

After Nicholas took his place beneath a large canopy held by thirty-two Russian generals, with other officers providing additional support. Accompanied by his spouse under a separate canopy and the regalia, he proceeded slowly toward the Cathedral of the Dormition where the ceremony took place. The religious ceremony celebrated in the Cathedral of the Dormition, lasted 5 hours.

teatimeatwinterpalace:

The Grand Duchesses dancing

At the beginning of the summer of 1914 the Imperial Yacht ‘Standart’ started its traditional annual cruise, this will be the last quiet holiday to Nicholas and Alexandra before the start of the First World War. The Grand Duchesses dancing on the deck of Standart with officers of the Imperial Yacht.

teatimeatwinterpalace:

The Romanovs on their visit to Romania in 1914

The two things that I love the most in this footage are the way Princess Ileana of Romania kissed twice her mother Queen Marie of Romania. And Grand Duchess Maria who when they finish to take the photo, flies over to take Prince Mircea into her arms, we all know how much she loved children.

carolathhabsburg:

A pretty cool footage of Tsar Nicholas II pointing at the camera and joking about it with Grand duke Nicholas Nicholaevich aka “Uncle Nicolasha”

baryshnya:

Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna (smiling!) with Grand Duchess Olga and Tatiana

baryshnya:

Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna (smiling!) with Grand Duchess Olga and Tatiana

baryshnya:

Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia (smiling!) with Joy

baryshnya:

Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia (smiling!) with Joy

kootyl:

Short footage of Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov looking at the camera.

kootyl:

Short footage of Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov looking at the camera.