Ella with her close friend, Princess Zinaida Nikolaievna Yusupova. "God bless your dear son for his patriotic act." ~Ella to Princess Zinaida, referring to Prince Yusupov's involvement in the murder of Rasputin.
Countess Marina De Hayden. In his last letter to Marina, Prince Nicholas Youssoupoff wrote, “Your life, as well as mine, is spoiled. We met at an unfortunate time which has ruined us both. You will never be happy since it is unlikely that another will appear who will understand you as l did. I understand you easily as we are so alike. How happy we could have been together..." he was killed a few hours later by Marina's husband in a duel.
“Apart from my regular holidays, a telegram sometimes summoned me to my mother, for her health was still very precarious. She had a particularly violent attack of nerves during a stay in Berlin with my father, and he, knowing that I alone could.