Devoted couple. Elisabeth and her husband, Grand Duke Sergei, an uncle of Czar Nicholas II. Elisabeth's decision to marry Sergei was incomprehensible to many people, including her grandmother, Queen Victoria, but the couple dearly loved each other.
1903 costume ball in the Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia. Princess Zenaida Nikolaevna Yusupova wears a boyarynya fancy dress in the fashion of the 17th centurу. Boyarynya is a noblewoman in medieval Russia. #Russian #history #Romanov