Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Grand Duchess Victoria near death

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February 29, 1936

Grand Duchess Victoria Feodorovna of Russia is "near death," according to an Associated Press dispatch.   The Grand Duchess is in Amorbach, Germany, at the residence of her son,  Prince Karl of Leiningen.

Family members including the grand duchess's sister, Queen Marie of Romania and her son, King Carol II, are at her bedside. 

The Grand Duchess was born Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. She is married to Grand Duke Kirill of Russia, the head of the former ruling house.

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