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Keenan Dominic Steyn Here you go, Marya :)

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Lyd's Archive (7/'15 to 6/'18) (violabelcik) Thanks :)

Marie Catherine and Alix are both descended from Maria Nikolaevna(1899-1987), grand duchess of Russia, who survived the rest of her family. She fled to Harbin, China where, in 1919, she married Prince Yuri Naryshkin (1896-1978), another exiled aristocrat, and had their son, Evgeni (1920-1979), and daughters Natalya (1922-) and Tamara (1926-). Evgeni married Elena Galitzina (1923-2014) in San Francisco and had one son, Andrew (1969-, Marie-Catherine's father. Evgeni worked at a bookstore until his early death from lung cancer in 1979. Elena went on to raise Andrew and his adopted sister Anna. Andrew married Alyssa Leung in 1996 and had Marie-Catherine in 1999, a hundred years after Maria's birth.

Natalya and Tamara went to Paris as teenagers to pursue careers with the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo. Tamara settled in London after retiring at thirty and married John Harper and had a son, Anthony (1971-). She still teaches children at the Royal Ballet School. Anthony married Hlengiwe Mchunu (1973-) in 1998, having one daughter, Elizabeth (2001-), and a son, Edward (2004-). Natalya, meanwhile, met Estonian refugee Albert Kelam in New York, where they had two children, Helena, and Anne. Helena is Alix and Irene's mother.

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