Thursday, September 29, 2011

Grand Duchess Marie may become a US citizen

September 29, 1931

Grand Duchess Marie Pavlovna of Russia, daughter of the late Grand Duke Paul, who was assassinated at Petrograd in January 1919, entered the United States today on the French liner Ile de France "on a quota passport issued by the League of Nations," reports the Chicago Daily Tribune.   When the Grand Duchess previously visited the United States, she arrived on a "visitor's permit."

This new document gives the grand duchess the "privilege of becoming an American citizen."   When asked by a reporter if she planned to do this, Marie responded:  "It is too soon to talk about that."

She was also asked about the possibility of a Romanov restoration in Russia. She replied "that the day of restoration is past."

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