Sunday, December 15, 2013

400th Anniversary of the Romanov Dynasty

Photo: Place Royale
These two we usually only get to see at weddings and funerals so it was all the more nicer to see Archduke Alexander and Archduchess Gabriella out and about in Brussels this week. The two youngest children of Princess Marie-Astrid and Archduke Carl-Christian attended a gala dinner celebrating the 400th anniversary of the House of Romanov. In 1613 Mikhail Fyodorovich Romanov had ascended to the Russian throne ending what is generally known as the "Time of Troubles" and this year there have been a bunch of celebrations marking the anniversary of the event. The gala dinner attended by the dapper looking Alexander and his pretty younger sister took place at the Palais d'Egmont in the Belgian capital. The benefits of the dinner will go to The Russian Imperial Foundation for Cancer Research.

The awesome people of Place Royale have a video of the event that was also attended by Grand Duke Georgi (naturally) as well as Prince Laurent, Princess Claire and Princess Léa of Belgium.

Source: Place Royale

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