Monday, March 31, 2014

Prince George leaves $10,070

March 31, 1939

Prince George of Russia,  who died in New York on November 7  has left a "net estate of $10,070, reports the New York Times. He was 35 years old.

The transfer-tax appraisal was filed today.  His full name in the official documents was listed as George Constantinovich Romanoff.  He was the third son of the late Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia and Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg.  His father died in 1916\5 and his mother in 1925.

Prince George's gross estate before "debts, funeral, and administrative expenses" was $22,734.  He was $10,364 in debt.  His assets included securities valued at $15,120 and jewelry "worth $1,327.

The heir to his estate is his sister, Princess Vera Konstantinova Romanoff, who lives in Germany.  She will receive a direct payment.

Prince George was a resident of the United States for nine years.

Prince George Konstantinovich was born in St Petersburg on April 23, 1903.  Two of his brothers, Prince  Ivan and Prince Igore were killed by the Bolsheviks in July 1918 and his eldest brother,  Prince Oleg died in 1914 after being wounded in battle.

After the fall of the monarchy, Prince George was taken to Sweden.  Several years later he moved to London where he got a job in the interior decorating business.  One of his commissions was to decorate the American Embassy's dining room, study, and drawing room.

Nine years Prince George sailed to New York for what was supposed to be a 3-month visit.  He decided, however, to stay as he found a job with Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC and Palm Beach.

After undergoing an appendectomy last August, he developed pneumonia that led to his death.

Prince  George was unmarried.

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