Sunday, July 17, 2022

The Russian Imperial Couple Prepare to Welcome Their First Child!

The elated expectant parents!
Photo (c) David Nivière.
Courtesy of the Russian Imperial Chancellery.

Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia and Princess Victoria Romanovna Romanoff are happily awaiting the arrival of their first child. On May 21st, the Chancellery of the Imperial House of Romanov announced the news that Princess Victoria was pregnant. The baby is expected this autumn!

Princess Victoria and Grand Duke George.
Photo (c) David Nivière.
Courtesy of the Russian Imperial Chancellery.

The couple, who married in a magnificent religious ceremony last year in Saint Petersburg, recently visited members of their family in Rome. They were able to spent time with Prince Franz-Wilhelm of Prussia and his wife Princess Nadia, Grand Duke George's father and stepmother, along with the parents of Princess Victoria, Ambassador Roberto Bettarini and Carla Virginia Cacciatore.

Grand Duke George and Princess Victoria.
Photo (c) David Nivière.
Courtesy of the Russian Imperial Chancellery.

The baby will be the first grandchild of Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia, Head of the Imperial House, and Prince Franz-Wilhelm of Prussia, who wed in 1976. It will also be the first grandchild of Ambassador Roberto Bettarini and Carla Virginia Cacciatore, who wed in 1977. Both the grand duke and the princess are the only children of their parents.

Grand Duke George and Princess Victoria.
Photo (c) David Nivière.
Courtesy of the Russian Imperial Chancellery.

We continue to wish the imperial couple all of the best while they await the arrival of their first child!

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