Princess Nadejda Petrovna of Russia

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Princess Nadejda Petrovna
Princess Nadejda in 1917.
Born (1898-03-03)3 March 1898
Died 21 April 1988(1988-04-21) (aged 90)
Chantilly, France
Spouse Prince Nicholas Orlov
Issue Princess Irina Nikolaïevna Orlova
Princess Xenia Nikolaïevna Orlova
House House of Orlov
House of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov
Father Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia
Mother Princess Milica of Montenegro

Princess Nadejda Petrovna of Russia (Russian: Надежда Петровна; 3 March 1898 – 21 April 1988) was the third child of Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia and his wife Grand Duchess Militza.

Nadejda was engaged before the outbreak of World War I to Prince Oleg Constantinovich of Russia, who was killed in action. She married Prince Nicholas Vladimirovich Orlov (1891–1961) in the Crimea in April 1917. They were among the Romanovs who escaped the Russian Revolution in 1919 aboard the British ship the HMS Marlborough. Their baby daughter Princess Irina Orlova, born in March 1918, was the youngest passenger aboard the ship.[1]

The Orlovs had two daughters :

  • Princess Irina Nikolaïevna Orlova (27 March 1918 – 16 September 1989); married 1st Rome 27 March 1940 (divorced 1946) Baron Hans von Waldstatten (1918–1977); m. 2nd The Hague 8 January 1960 Anthony Adam Zylstra (1902–1982) [2]
  • Princess Xenia Nikolaievna Orlova (27 March 1921 - 17 August 1963); married 1st Avon 27 March 1940 (divorced 1950) Paul-Marcel de Montaignac de Pessotte-Bressolles (1909 -); m. 2nd Paris 14 March 1951 Chevalier Jean Albert d'Almont (1909–2003)[3]

Princess Nadejda divorced in 1940. She died in Chantilly, France in 1988. Her daughters left descendants.[2]

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  1. ^ Zeepvat (2004), pp. 203, 212
  2. ^ a b Willis, The Romanovs in the 21st Century, p. 165
  3. ^ Willis, The Romanovs in the 21st Century, p. 166
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  • Willis, Daniel. The Romanovs in the 21st Century: a genealogical Biography. VDM, 2009. ISBN 978-3-639-17480-9.
  • Zeepvat, Charlotte. The Camera and the Tsars. Sutton Publishing, 2004. ISBN 0-7509-3049-7