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.
longliveroyalty: Empress Alexandra in her wheelchair doing embroidery under house arrest in exile. Spring Image from the Romanov Family photograph album Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library of Yale University.