"She had had numerous suitors from every country in Europe. But she refused all offers, even those of royalty, as she was determincd to choose her own husband. My grandfather, who in his mind's eye saw his daughter on a throne, lamented her lack of ambition. He was bitterly disappointed when be found that she had decided to marry Count Felix Sumarokov Elston, a mere officer in the Guards." Prince Felix Youssoupoff on his mother's determination to marry Count Felix Sumarokov Elston.