|Princess Catherine Ivanovna of Russia on her wedding day, 1937.|
On 15 September 1937 at Rome, Princess Catherine Ivanovna of Russia (1915-2007) married Marchese Ruggero Farace di Villaforesta (1909-1970). Catherine was the only daughter of Prince Ivan Konstantinovich of Russia (1886-1918) and Princess Elena Petrovna of Serbia (1884-1962). Ruggero was the son of Marchese Alfredo Farace di Villaforesta (1860-1949) and Caterina Fachiri (1882-1968). Princess Catherine and Marchese Ruggero had three children: Nobile Nicoletta Farace (b.1938), Nobile Fiammetta Farace (b.1942), and Marchese Giovanni Farace di Villaforesta (b.1943). The couple separated in 1945 but never divorced.