Thanks for this reminder Tatiana
I have never pursued this family story, thought my relative left for Warsaw and was never heard of again - end of the story.
And by 'horse guard' I assume
, that this relative’s husband was in the Tsar Nicholas life guard
But why was he Polish?
I never questioned that either, but it seems Tsar Nicholas II, apart from being the last Emperor of Russia, was also the Grand Duke of Finland and King of Poland
- though only titular, they must have had some arrangements that enabled Anna's husband to take that (assumed) life guard position
and one would think there would be some lists of those names - where a Polish surname would stand out.
Do you have any links for those?
also that our family, or our family connections to blood-stoppers perhaps
maintained the haemophiliac situation until Rasputin came to the scene.
Does this ring any bells Tatiana?
And by the 'old palace' by the lake, where our family members stayed as guests, I assume
must have meant the Priory Palace:
It also looks like from the genealogy
pages, that part of our family branch, riding on Anna’s coattails - had moved to Saint Petersburg, and some descendants of those are still found there who possibly could tell the full story.