May 21, 1920
Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia's affidavit, which is on file in the principal probate registry in London, confirms the deaths of her brother, Emperor Nicholas II of Russia, and his immediate family.
The affidavit, made on May 14, states that Nicholas II died July 16, 1918, at Ekaterinburg, intestate, and that neither his wife nor any children survive him. Under Russian law, Nicholas' mother, the Dowager Empress Marie, who survives him, "has no interest in the estate or in the grant of letters of administration. The interest now vests in Nicholas' two sisters, Grand Duchess Xenia and Grand Duchess Olga, who survive him. A grant of letters of administration was granted to Grand Duchess Xenia. The English grant reads: "Be it known that His Imperial Majesty, Nicholas Alexandrovitch, Czar of Russia, of Petrograd, Russia, died on the 16th day of July, 1918 at Ekaterinburg, in Russia, aforesaid, domiciled in Russia, intestate, leaving no widow or child."