Justinian the Mighty Posted August 27, 2011 Report Share Posted August 27, 2011 [font="Times New Roman"][center][size="6"][u][b]Empress of the Russias, Dead at 24![/b][/u][/size][/font][/center] [center][img]http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/04/11/article-1265255-09149C90000005DC-505_634x399.jpg[/img][/center] [font="Times New Roman"]Empress Christina Feodorovna has died at the young age of 24, with her family members at her side. She passed away at the family’s summer retreat Gatchina, outside St. Petersburg, shortly after noon today. The Empress was preceded in death by her first child, Tseserevich, Peter Justinianovich. Doctors who examined the Empress shortly after she died determined that her death was brought on by complications during childbirth. Grand Duchesses Anastasia and Alexandra are well. The Empress, who had not appeared in public since she entered her second trimester, had reportedly been ill for several days before giving birth, but doctors were not concerned that her condition was fatal. According to reports from the Household Ministry, the Emperor is said to be “devastated by the unexpected death.” Prime Minister Putin ordered all flags to lower to half mast and declared a week of national mourning. The Imperial Standard was lowered over all royal residences. The Empress’s coffin is expected to process along St. Petersburg’s streets to the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul where it will be interred in the imperial crypt.[/font] Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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