Prince Georgy Konstantinovich of Russia
|Prince Georgy Konstantinovich|
6 May 1903|
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
|Died||7 November 1938
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Father||Grand Duke Constantine Constantinovich of Russia|
|Mother||Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg|
Prince Georgy and Princess Vera remained at Pavlovsk throughout the war, the chaotic rule of the Provisional Government, and after the October Revolution. In the fall of 1918, they were permitted by the Bolsheviks to be taken by ship to Sweden (on the Ångermanland, via Tallinn to Helsinki and via Mariehamn to Stockholm), at the invitation of the Swedish queen.
At Stockholm harbor they met prince Gustaf Adolf who took them to the royal palace. Yelizaveta Mavrikiyevna, Vera, and Georgy lived for the next two years in Sweden, first in Stockholm then in Saltsjöbaden; but Sweden was too expensive for them so they moved first to Belgium by invitation of Albert I of Belgium, and then to Germany, settling in Altenburg where they lived thirty years, except for a couple of years in England. Yelizaveta died of cancer on 24 March 1927 in Leipzig.
Georgy, who never married, became a successful interior designer. He died of complications following surgery in New York City at the age of 35.
- Zeepvat, Charlotte, The Camera and the Tsars, Sutton Publishing, 2004, p. 213