Prince Andrew Romanov
|Prince Andrew Andreevich Romanov|
|Prince of Russia|
|Head of the House of Romanov (disputed)|
|Time||31 December 2016 - present|
|Predecessor||Prince Dimitri Romanovich|
|Heir apparent||Prince Alexis Andreevich|
21 January 1923 |
Inez von Bachelin
|Issue||Prince Alexis Andreyevich
Prince Peter Andreyevich
Prince Andrew Andreyevich
|Father||Prince Andrei Alexandrovich of Russia|
Andrew Andreyevich Romanov (born 21 January 1923) is a Russian American artist and author. He is a great-nephew of Russia's last Emperor, Nicholas II. Since December 31, 2016 he is a claimant to the headship of the Imperial House of Russia and President of the Romanov Family Association.
|Russian imperial family|
Andrew Andreyevich Romanov was born in London, England to Prince Andrei Alexandrovich of Russia (1897–1981) and his first wife, Elisabetha Sasso-Ruffo (1886–1940). He is the head of the family of his great-grandfather, Emperor Alexander III of Russia. He is the eldest living male line grandson of Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia and his wife Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia, the eldest sister of the last reigning Emperor Nicholas II of Russia, thereby being the last Emperor's closest family relation from the Romanov Family. His godfather was Edward VIII of the United Kingdom. He spent his childhood living in a guesthouse at Windsor Castle.
Romanov was educated at the Imperial Service College and served in the Royal Navy during World War II. In 1949 he left the United Kingdom for the United States where he worked for a time as a carpenter. He became a naturalised U.S. citizen on 20 December 1954.
Marriages and children
Prince Andrew has been married three times. He was married first in San Francisco on 9 September 1951 to Elena Dourneva (1927—1992). They had one son before divorcing in 1959.
- Prince Alexis Andreevich Romanov (born 27 April 1953)
He was married secondly to Kathleen Norris (1935–1967) whom he married on 21 March 1961 in San Francisco. They had two children. Kathleen Norris was a granddaughter of American authors Kathleen Norris and Charles Gilman Norris.
- Prince Peter Andreevich Romanov (born 21 November 1961)
- Prince Andrew Romanov Jr. (born 20 February 1963)
He is presently married to Inez von Bachelin (born 1933).
Title and styles
- His Highness Prince Andrew Andreevich of Russia.
N.B. Since the Russian revolution members of the Imperial family have tended to drop the territorial designation “of Russia” and use the princely title with the surname Romanov. However this title, and even his right to the surname Romanov are disputed by some.
|Ancestors of Prince Andrew Romanov|
- Almanach de Gotha. Gotha: Justus Perthes. 1944. p. 113.
- Lundy, Darryl. "The Peerage". Retrieved 3 October 2007.
- van der Kiste, John; Coryne Hall (2004). Once A Grand Duchess. Sutton Publishing. p. 209. ISBN 0-7509-3521-9.
- Farr, Kristin (5 February 2007). "Art Review : Andrew Romanoff: The Boy Who Would Be Tsar". Retrieved 3 October 2007.
- Liberatore, Paul (22 January 2007). "Liberatore at Large: Shrinky Dink autobiography tells the storybook life of a Russian prince in Inverness". Retrieved 3 October 2007.
- Almanach de Gotha (186th ed.). 2003. p. 314. ISBN 0-9532142-4-9.
- "Dynastic Succession". imperialhouse.ru. Retrieved 26 July 2009.
- The Boy Who Would Be Tsar: The Art Of Prince Andrew Romanoff
- Romanov Family Association
- NPR Interview, January 2007 with Andrew Romanoff: "The Boy Who Would Be Tsar"
Prince Andrew Romanov
Cadet branch of the House of OldenburgBorn: 21 January 1923
|Titles in pretence|
Prince Dimitri Romanov
|Head of the House of Romanov
Prince Alexis Romanov