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A rare peek inside the Queen’s holiday photo album

Queen Victoria at Balmoral with Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Tsarina Alexandra and Grand Duchess Olga, 1896

The Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia (6th June 1872 – 17th July 1918). Before the Revolution, the Russian royal family lived surrounded by enormous wealth and luxury in enormous palaces. Incredibly some of the gorgeous gowns worn by the Empress have survived and can still be seen today…

Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and baby Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, 1896. #Russian #history #Romanov

Imperial Palace, Tokyo Once an Edo Castle and a residence for samurai warriors, Tokyo's Imperial Palace is the official residence of the Emperor of Japan. Visitors can tour its gardens throughout the year, and access to the palace buildings and inner gardens are granted to members of the public on December 23 and January 2 Picture: Fotolia royal palaces you can visit

Empress Alexandra with Grand Duchess Anastasia 1901 - Wonder why it says, "Alive" on the bottom of the picture. Possibly because of the infant mortality rate then?