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Re: Grand Duke Georgi and Princess Victoria Wedding and Gala
Thanks Janet, I always get fumble by the many lines of descent and terms of seniority when it comes to the Romanovs. As for me thinking of Prince Charles, that came because I thought his likely ascent to argubly the most important throne on earth would have made him supercede others based on that narrative.
I recall that his late grandmother the QEQM was recorded as being the head of her paternal family just because of her status of being a Queen Mother.
She held the highest rank in her paternal family above her cousin the Earl Bowes-Lyon, so that was my train of thought.
The Duke of Kent is 85, his sister is 84. Travelling to Russia at their age (Russia is still Amber listed by the UK government) would be surprising (some may say reckless) to say the least. I am also not sure whether the Queen and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office would also need to give their consent to members of the Royal Family who represent the Queen visiting Russia at this time. It seems entirely reasonable to me that such permission may be refused.
Prince Michael is slightly younger and effectively a private citizen but he would be beyond stupid to travel to Russia at the current time given the recent sleaze accusations directed at him. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-57044369
I do not understand your point about the Prince of Wales. He is not on any logical level a possible nominal head of the Romanov family, he shares descent in the female line from the Romanov dynasty family (Tsar Nicholas I via his granddaughter Queen Olga of Greece) just like King Constantine II and King Felipe VI do (albeit their line of descent is senior to that of the Prince of Wales) but there are plenty of living descendants in both the male and female lines of Tsar Alexander III and Tsar Alexander II, who are senior to them.