Friday, September 10, 2021

Prince Rostislav and Princess Foteini Romanovsky To Religiously Wed On Sunday

Rostislav and Foteini.
On Sunday, 12 September, Prince Rostislav Rostislavovich Romanovsky and his wife Princess Foteini Romanovsky will celebrate their religious marriage at the Saint Alexandre Nevsky Cathedral in Paris. 

The engagement announcement of Rostislav Romanoff, Prince Romanovsky, and Foteini Georganta.
Announcement (c) The Telegraph of 25 September 2019.

The civil wedding.
In 2011, Rostislav Romanovsky and Foteini Georganta first met at the Russian Summer Ball held at Whitehall Palace in London. In 2013, the couple welcomed the birth of their first child, a son named Rostislav-George. The couple were civilly wed on 29 October 2019 in Rye, East Sussex, United Kingdom.

Prince Rostislav Rostislavovich with his wife Christa and their three children in 1998 during their trip to Saint Petersburg.
Prince Rostislav posing for Tatler, 2017.
Photo (c) Oli Kearon.
Born on 21 May 1985 at Lake Forest, Illinois in the United States, Prince Rostislav Rostislavovich Romanovsky was the first son and second child of Prince Rostislav Rostislavovich Romanovsky (1938-1999) and Christia Ipsen (b.1949; married Prince Rostislav in 1980; married Hon. David Whitney Erskine Russell, 5th Baron Ampthill, in 2002). Rostislav has two full siblings: Princess Alexandra Rostislavovna (b.1983; married in 2020 to Edward George William Heard) and Prince Nikita Rostislavovich (b.1987). From his father's first marriage to Stephena Verdel Cook, Rostislav has an older half-sister, Princess Stephena Rostislavovna (b.1963; married in 1988 to William Porter Boggess III). Rostislav Romanoff is a talented artist; full disclosure: I own one of his paintings, so I might be biased. 

Prince Rostislav and Princess Foteini Romanovsky at the reception following their civil wedding.
Born on 7 November 1979 at Athens, Foteini Maria Cristina Georganta was the only daughter and youngest child of Greek industrialist Philippos S. Georganta (deceased) and Haralambia Papathoma. Foteini has three older brothers, one of whom (Georges) died last year from Covid-19. 

Prince Rostislav of Russia and Princess Alexandra Galitzine.
The paternal grandparents of Prince Rostislav Romanovsky are HH Prince Rostislav Alexandrovich of Russia (1902-1978) and his first wife Princess Alexandra Pavlovna Galitzine (1905-2006). The 1928 marriage of Prince Rostislav of Russia and Princess Alexandra Galitzine was not in conformity with the Fundamental Laws of the Russian Imperial House; therefore, the descendants of this morganatic union do not have dynastic status. In 1951, Princess Alexandra Pavlovna and her descendants received the title of Prince(ss) Romanovsky from Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, Head of the Imperial House. 

Prince Rostislav Romanovsky, Princess Olga Romanovsky, TRH Prince Michael and Princess Michael of Kent attend services commemorating a century since the death of Tsar Nicholas II, 2018.
Strangely, the announcement of the religious marriage of Prince Rostislav Rostislavovich Romanovsky refers to Rostislav as having the style of His Imperial Highness, which is incorrect. Rostislav's grandfather Prince Rostislav of Russia, who was a member of the Russian Imperial House, only bore the style of His Highness. It is totally inaccurate to claim that Prince Rostislav Rostislavovich Romanovsky, a Romanov morganaut, might hold any style besides His Serene Highness (the style accorded to some Princes Romanovsky), let alone a style that is higher than that borne by his own grandfather Prince Rostislav Alexandrovich of Russia, who was a Romanov dynast.

If you would like to read the entirety of the press release regarding the religious marriage of Prince Rostislav and Princess Foteini, you can find it below.


Our best wishes to Prince Rostislav and Princess Foteini on their religious wedding!

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