Prince Alexander Romanov

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Prince Alexander Nikitich Romanov
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Князь Александр Романов, Александр Никитич Романов
Aristocrat, Businessman, Historian, Knyaz (Prince, Duke)
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Prince Alexander Nikitich Romanov (4 November 1929 – 22 September 2002) was a member of the Romanov family. He was a son of Prince Nikita Alexandrovich of Russia and a great nephew of Nicholas II of Russia, the last Tsar.

Born in France, he took British citizenship in 1938 and lived with his grand mother Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna in England until her death in 1960. The following year, Prince Alexander Nikitich became the first member of the Romanov family to visit Russia after the Revolution.


He was born in Paris, the youngest son Prince Nikita Alexandrovich of Russia and his wife Countess Mariya Ilarianovna Vorontzova-Daschkova. Prince Alexander was a grandson of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna and Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia and a great nephew of the last Russian Emperor, Nicholas II. He spent the early years of his life in the United Kingdom and received British nationality in 1938. By age 14 he was fluent in five languages. He was interested in geography, history, philosophy.

At the outbreak of the Second World War Prince Alexander and his family were in France and unable to return to the United Kingdom so he was taken to Rome first and then on to Czechoslovakia which resulted in the family almost being repatriated to Russia.[2] Following the conclusion of the war he returned to Britain before moving onto the United States to study at Columbia University. He returned to Britain in 1953 and stayed with his grandmother Grand Duchess Xenia at Hampton Court. He helped to raise funds for a new Orthodox church, after the old temple near Buckingham Palace was destroyed. After the death of his grandmother in 1960, Alexander Nikitich moved to New York, where he worked as translator for a publishing house, worked in advertising, as well as doing historical and genealogical research.

On 27 May 1961 he became the first descendant of the Imperial Family to return to Russia after its members went into exile or were murdered by the Communists following the October Revolution, when he managed to get a visa to join a group of tourists. During his stay he visited Moscow, St Petersburg (although at the time the city was called Leningrad) the former capital of the Russian Empire and the estate of the Princes Yusupov in Arkhangelsk.

Prince Alexander married Maria Valguarnera di Niscemi (born November 29, 1931), an Italian aristocrat, on 23 February 1971 in New York City in a civil ceremony, and in a religious ceremony on 18 July 1971 in Cannes. His wife converted to Orthodox Christianity before their marriage. The couple lived in New York City and in London. They had no children.

In 1979 Prince Alexander Nikitich became a member of the Romanov family association. In 1992 he participated in the meeting of the seven princes of the Romanov family in Paris.

Prince Alexander Romanov Nikitich died after a brief illness, September 21, 2002 in London. His body was cremated at Mortlake Crematorium and buried in the ancestral tomb of his wife's family in Palermo.

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  • His Serene Highness Prince Alexander Nikitch of Russia

N.B. After the Russian revolution members of the Imperial family have tended to drop the territorial designation “of Russia” and use the princely title with the surname Romanov. However this title, and even his right to the surname Romanov were disputed by some

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        Relation nameRelation typeBirth DateDeath dateDescription
        1Князь Никита АлександровичКнязь Никита АлександровичFather16.01.190012.09.1974
        2Мария Илларионовна Воронцова-ДашковаМария Илларионовна Воронцова-ДашковаMother13.01.190315.06.1997
        3Prince Nikita  Nikitich RomanovPrince Nikita Nikitich RomanovBrother13.05.192303.05.2007
        4Гурий  КуликовскийГурий КуликовскийUncle23.04.191911.09.1984
        5Князь Дмитрий АлександровичКнязь Дмитрий АлександровичUncle15.08.190107.07.1980
        6Великий князь Пётр НиколаевичВеликий князь Пётр НиколаевичUncle10.01.186417.06.1931
        7Nikolajs II RomanovsNikolajs II RomanovsUncle19.05.186817.07.1918
        8Ростислав АлександровичРостислав АлександровичUncle24.11.190231.07.1978
        9George BrasovGeorge BrasovUncle06.08.191021.07.1931
        10George VIGeorge VIUncle14.12.189506.02.1952
        11Prince George Duke of KentPrince George Duke of KentUncle20.12.190225.08.1942
        12Prince Vasili AlexandrovichPrince Vasili AlexandrovichUncle07.07.190724.06.1989
        13Князь Андрей АлександровичКнязь Андрей АлександровичUncle24.01.189708.05.1981
        14Irina Alexandrovna of RussiaIrina Alexandrovna of RussiaAunt03.07.189526.02.1970
        15Princess Nina GeorgievnaPrincess Nina GeorgievnaAunt20.06.190127.02.1974
        16Alexandrine  of Mecklenburg-SchwerinAlexandrine of Mecklenburg-SchwerinAunt24.12.187912.12.1952
        17Anastasia RomanovaAnastasia RomanovaAunt18.06.190117.07.1918
        18Princess Xenia  Georgievna of RussiaPrincess Xenia Georgievna of RussiaAunt22.08.190317.09.1965
        Фёдор (Теодор) РомановNephew30.11.197427.08.2007
        20Княгиня Джанет РомановаКнягиня Джанет РомановаSister in-law24.04.193328.01.2017
        21Grand Duke Alexander MikhailovichGrand Duke Alexander MikhailovichGrandfather13.04.186626.02.1933
        22Великая княгиня Ксения АлександровнаВеликая княгиня Ксения АлександровнаGrandmother06.04.187520.04.1960
        23Владимир АлександровичВладимир АлександровичGreat grandfather10.04.184704.02.1909
        24Alexander IIIAlexander IIIGreat grandfather10.03.184501.11.1894
        25Михаил НиколаевичМихаил НиколаевичGreat grandfather25.10.183218.12.1909
        26Maria  PavlovnaMaria PavlovnaGreat grandmother14.05.185406.09.1920
        27Мария ФёдоровнаМария ФёдоровнаGreat grandmother26.11.184713.10.1928
        28Olga  FeodorovnaOlga FeodorovnaGreat grandmother20.09.183912.04.1891
        29Elizabeth IIElizabeth IICousin21.04.192608.09.2022
        30David MountbattenDavid MountbattenCousin12.05.191914.04.1970
        Tatiana Elizabeth MountbattenCousin16.12.191715.05.1988
        Georgina KennardCousin17.10.191928.04.2011
        33Irina YusupovaIrina YusupovaCousin21.03.191530.08.1983
        34Frederick IX of DenmarkFrederick IX of DenmarkCousin11.03.189914.01.1972
        35Княгиня Ксения  РомановаКнягиня Ксения РомановаCousin10.03.191922.10.2000
        36Princess Margaret, Countess of SnowdonPrincess Margaret, Countess of SnowdonCousin21.08.193009.02.2002
        37Prince Michael  Andreevich RomanoffPrince Michael Andreevich RomanoffCousin15.07.192022.09.2008

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