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

Today, Prince Alexander Georgievich Romanoff was born in Moscow. He was named Alexander in honour of Prince St. Alexander Nevsky. The little prince is the first child of Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia and Princess Victoria Romanovna Romanoff, who wed in 2021. 

Alexander’s grandmother, Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia, issued the following communiqué:

By the Grace of God

We

Grand Duchess Maria of Russia

Head of the Russian Imperial House

Make an Announcement to All

On October 21, 2022, Our daughter-in-law, Her Serene Highness Princess Victoria Romanovna, the spouse of Our son and heir His Imperial Highness The Tsesarevich and Grand Duke George of Russia, was delivered of a son, Our grandson, who has been given the name Alexander.

Welcoming this new addition to Our Family as a sign of God’s grace, I ask all Our countrymen to offer fervent prayers to the Almighty for the health and well-being of the newborn. In accordance with Our current Family Law and the Family Act of September 14/27, 2020, Our grandson will be called His Serene Highness Prince Alexander Georgievich.

Issued in Madrid, 21 October, in the Year 2022 since the Nativity of Christ, and in the thirty-first year of our succession to the rights and duties of Our August Ancestors – the Emperors of All the Russia.

H.I.H. THE GRAND DUCHESS MARIA OF RUSSIA

Prince Alexander Romanoff is a double great-great-great-great-grandson of Emperor Alexander II of Russia:

Emperor Alexander II of Russia -> Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia -> Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia -> Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia -> Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia -> Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia -> Prince Alexander Romanoff

Emperor Alexander II of Russia -> Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia -> Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha -> Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia -> Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia -> Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia -> Prince Alexander Romanoff

Prince Alexander Romanoff is a great-great-great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom:

Queen Victoria -> Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha -> Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha -> Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia -> Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia -> Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia -> Prince Alexander Romanoff

Prince Alexander Romanoff is a great-great-great-grandson of German Emperor Wilhelm II:

German Emperor Wilhelm II -> Prince Joachim of Prussia -> Prince Karl Franz Josef of Prussia -> Prince Franz Wilhelm of Prussia -> Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia -> Prince Alexander Romanoff

Our congratulations to the Imperial House of Russia on the birth of Prince Alexander!

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The Ancestry of Prince Alexander Romanoff

1. HSH Prince Alexander Georgievich Romanoff (b.Moscow 21 October 2022)

Parents

2. HIH Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia (b.Madrid 13 March 1981)

m.(civ) Moscow 24 September (rel) Saint Petersburg 1 October 2021

3. Rebecca Virginia Bettarini, took the name Victoria Romanovna upon conversion to Russian Orthodoxy, granted the style and title HSH Princess Romanoff upon marriage (b.Rome 18 May 1982)

Grandparents

4. HRH Prince Franz Wilhelm Victor Christoph Stephan of Prussia, took the name Michael Pavlovich upon conversion to Russian Orthodoxy, granted the style and title HIH Grand Duke of Russia upon marriage (b.Grünberg 3 September 1943)

m.(civ) Dinard 4 September (rel) Madrid 22 September 1976 (div 1985)

5. HIH Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia (b.Madrid 23 December 1953)

6. Ambassador Roberto Amedeo Simeone Bettarini (b.Taranto 5 May 1947)

m.Kinshasa 13 August 1977

7. Carla Virginia Cacciatore (b.Rome 30 August 1945)

Great-Grandparents

8. HRH Prince Karl Franz Josef Wilhelm Friedrich Eduard Paul of Prussia (Potsdam 15 December 1916-Arica, Chile 23 January 1975)

m.(civ) Doorn 1 October (rel) Berlin 5 October 1940 (div 1946)

9. HSH Princess Henriette Hermine Wanda Ida Luise von Schönaich-Carolath (Berlin 25 November 1918-Neuendettelsau 16 March 1972)

10. HIH Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia (Porvoo, Finland 30 August 1917-Miami 21 April 1992)

m.(civ) Montreux 12 August (rel) Lausanne 13 August 1948

11. HRH Princess Leonida Georgievna Bagration-Moukhransky (Tbilisi 23 September 1914-Madrid 23 May 2010)

12. Aldo Giulio Icilio Bettarini (Rome 14 April 1910-Rome 10 December 1976)

m.Rome 16 February 1939

13. Marcella Tomassini (Rome 27 June 1908-Rome 1977)

14. Giulio Cacciatore (Melito Porto Salvo, Reggio di Calabria 2 June 1916-Rome 14 October 1988)

m.Rome 10 November 1944

15. Elsa Spoletini (b.Rome 25 March 1924)

Great-Great-Grandparents

16. HRH Prince Joachim Franz Hubert of Prussia (Berlin 17 December 1890-Potsdam 18 July 1920)

m.Schloß Bellevue 11 March 1916 

17. HH Princess Marie Auguste Antoinette Friederike Alexandra Hilda Luise of Anhalt (Ballenstedt 10 June 1898-Essen 22 May 1983)

18. HSH Prince Johann Georg Ludwig Ferdinand August von Schönaich-Carolath (Saabor 11 September 1873-Wölfelsgrund 7 April 1920)

m.Greiz 7 January 1907

19. HSH Princess Hermine Reuss zu Greiz (Greiz 17 December 1887-Paulinenhof 7 August 1947)

20. HIH Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia (Tsarskoie-Selo 30 September 1876-Neuilly 12 October 1938)

m.Tegernsee 8 October 1905

21. HRH Princess Victoria Melita of Great Britain and Ireland, took the name Victoria Feodorovna upon conversion to Russian Orthodoxy (Malta 25 November 1876-Amorbach 2 March 1936)

22. HRH Prince George Alexandrovich Bagration-Moukhransky (St.Petersburg 16 July 1884-Madrid 29 September 1957)

m.Tbilisi Jul 1908 

23. Elena Zlotnicky (Tbilisi 29 March 1886-Madrid 25 April 1979)

24. Amedeo Angiolo Giuseppe Bettarini (Poggibonsi 21 October 1883-Rome 23 December 1947)

m.Rome 3 February 1910

25. Carolina de Luca (Rome 14 October 1892-)

26. Simeone Tomassini (1863-)

m.

27. Elvira Bartolini (1880-)

28. Alberto Cacciatore (Polistena, Reggio di Calabria 1874-Villa San Giovanni, Reggio di Calabria 5 November 1918) 

m.

29. Virginia Rossetti (San Procopio, Reggio di Calabria 1890-)

30. Giovanni Crisostomo Spoletini (Bellegra 4 May 1895-Rome 29 April 1988)

m.Bellegra 18 December 1919

31. Benedetta Regina Maria Ciani (Bellegra 21 July 1897-Rome 10 February 1979)

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