Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Official proclamation for birth of a daughter to Nicholas and Alexandra

November 16, 1895

An imperial proclamation was issued this morning announcing the birth of a daughter to Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra:

"We give notice of the joyful event to all our faithful subjects and join them in fervent prayers to the Almighty that the newborn Princess may grow in happiness and strength."

The first child of the Russia couple has been given the name Olga.

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