|Photo (c) David Nivière.|
The Russian Imperial Chancellery released a statement today from Moscow announcing that Princess Victoria Romanovna Romanoff is expecting a baby boy. The princess is in very good health, and her pregnancy is progressing smoothly. She and her husband, Grand Duke George Mikhailovich, thanked everyone who has sent them good wishes as they prepare to welcome their first child in October 2022. Baby Romanov will be the first member of the dynasty born in Russia since that of Princess Catherine Ivanovna of Russia, who was born at Pavlovsk on 25 July 1915 and that of Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia (the baby's great-grandfather), who was born at Porvoo, Finland, on 30 August 1917.