Siblings together

Elisabeth, Ernst & Alix.
Elisabeth, Ernst & Alix.

This picture shows the three of the seven children born to Grand Duke Ludwig IV of Hesse and Princess Alice of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the third born child of Queen Victoria, Elisabeth (1864-1918), Ernst (1868-1937) and Alix (1872-1918).

Both sisters would marry into the Russian Imperial family Alix to Tsar Nikolai II and Elisabeth to Nikolai’s uncle Grand Duke Sergei but he was assassinated in February 1905 and Elisabeth became a nun, Ernst would lose both sisters whom he was immensely close to in the Russian revolt both being horribly murdered by the Bolsheviks.

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