Alix of Hesse, and by Rhine later Alexandra Feodorovna Romanova (6 June 1872—17 July 1918), was Empress consort of Russia as spouse of Nicholas II, last Emperor of the Russian Empire. Born a granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the UK, she was given the name Alexandra Feodorovna upon being received into the Russian Orthodox Church, which canonized her as a Saint in 2000. She is best remembered as the last Tsarina of Russia, and as one of the most famous royal carriers of the haemophilia…
Above: Tiara, likely created by the court jeweller Bolin for Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia. Image from A. E. Fersman's catalog "Diamond Fund of the USSR," published around 1924-26, via Elena Horvathova on LiveJournal (http://eho-2013.livejournal.com/62382.html). Below: Portrait of Tsaritsa Alexandra Feodorovna, by Ilya Yefimovich Repin, Russia, 1896, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, via Wikimedia Commons. CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGES.
Alexandra Feodorovna was the wife of Nicholas II and the last Czarina of Russis. Born as a princess of the German Empire, she was unpopular in Russia, due to political tensions between the two nations, but she and Nicholas became in engaged in 1894. The ruling couple would have five children - the entire family was executed in 1918.
EMPRESS ALEXANDRA FEODOROVNA, NÉE PRINCESS ALIX OF HESSE~ The wife of Tsar Nicolas II, the last Romanov emperor of Russia. She is wearing a magnificent Imperial Russian Romanov Ruby and Diamond tiara, and multiple strands of huge natural pearls.