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Alix of Hesse, and by Rhine, later Alexandra Feodorovna Romanova (6 June 1872—17 July 1918), was Empress consort of Russia as spouse of Nicholas II, last Emperor of the Russian Empire. Granddaughter to Queen Victoria of the UK, she was named Alexandra Feodorovna upon being received into the Russian Orthodox Church, which canonized her as a saint in 2000. She is best remembered as the last Tsarina of Russia, and as a famous royal carrier of the haemophilia disease. Artist unknown.
King Edward VIII of England (1894--1972), first child of King George V and Queen Mary of England. Edward became king after his father's death in January, 1936. George V, who didn't want Edward to succeed him, predicted that he "would ruin himself in 12 months" after he was gone. It came true. Less than a year after becoming king, Edward abdicated so he could marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson.
NOVEMBER 14, 1894 ~ The first night of Nikolay II and his wife Alexandra. She wrote in her young husband's diary:"When this life ends we will find each other in another world and stay together until the end of times..." || written 24 years before they sent each other 600 letters full of love and tenderness and die together
ALEXANDRA TO NIKOLAY II, after 21 years of marriage ~ "I am crying as a big child. I see your eyes full of tenderness. I send you all my love. Tomorrow will be the first day when we spend the date of our marriage separately but I remember everything! My dear boy, how much happiness and what a love you gave me during these years", 1915 | the portrait of 1910.
NIKOLAY II TO HIS WIFE ALEXANDRA, after 21 years of marriage ~ "I thank you for your love. You could not even imagine how it supports me. Honestly, I do not know how I managed to survive if my Lord would not give me your love and your friendship. Seriously,it is difficult to say these words but easier to send them to you in my letter ". 1915