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Prince Rostislav marries his Greek girlfriend in Paris

Sep 13, 2021

Scion of Romanov dynasty Prince Rostislav marries his Greek property consultant girlfriend, Foteini Georganta, in a lavish ceremony in Paris

  • Prince  Rostislav Romanov, 36, married his girlfriend Foteini in Paris at weekend
  • The artist and the property consultant wed at the Alexander Nevsky cathedral 
  • Bride wore stunning satin gown with a tiara from Russian jewelry label Axenoff
  • They threw a lavish white tie reception where guests were serenaded by a harp
  • Many attendees took to the dancefloor to dance the night away  

The scion of the Romanov dynasty Prince Rostislav has tied the knot to his Greek property consultant girlfriend in a lavish ceremony in Paris.

The great great nephew of the last tsar of Russia, 34, married his partner Foteini Georganta, with whom he shares a son, eight, called Leon, in a white tie ceremony in France on Saturday.

The artist wed his property consultant fiance at the Russian orthodox Alexander Nevsky cathedral in the city, before throwing an ultra-luxurious reception at a hotel nearby. 

Snaps shared online of the event show the bride in a floor length white satin gown and a custom made tiara from Russian jewelry label Axenoff.

The scion of the Romanov dynasty Prince Rostislav has married his Greek property consultant girlfriend in a lavish ceremony in Paris

The artist wed his property consultant fiance at the Russian orthodox Alexander Nevsky cathedral in the city

The couple were married in the orthodox ceremony in the cathedral, which is famously where Piccasso married his first wife Olga Khokhlova.

A host of flower girls and page boys donned white and green outfits for the occasion, and could be seen following the bride into the church.

At one stage of the ceremony, priests held golden crowns above the bride and grooms heads as they were formally wed.

Later, guests in white tie tuxedos and tails treated to a lavish wedding reception at a hotel in Paris.

Attendees were serenaded by a group of musicians including a harpist while enjoying cocktails in the grounds of the grand house (left and right) 

Flower girls and a page boy at the event wore green and white outfits which perfectly coordinated with the flowers on display 

The back of the bride’s simple white satin dress and her lengthy veil were carried by flower girls into the event 

Foteini wore a veil over her face for much of the ceremony, and carried a small posey of white and green flowers 

Later, guests gathered outside the cathedral in Paris as they waited the arrival of the newlyweds (pictured) 

Grand Duchess Xenia fled Russia after her tsar brother was killed and settled in UK 

Grand Duchess Xenia of Russia

Tsar Nicholas II – who was related to the British royal family – was executed along with his wife and children in 1918 following the Russian Revolution the year before.

His sister, Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, recorded in her diary and letters increasing concern about her brother’s rule.

After the fall of the monarchy, she fled Russia, eventually settling in the United Kingdom with her husband and their seven children.

She lived on the British royal family’s Windsor estate until moving to the Wilderness House in 1937, while using Prestbury House as her offices.

She lived there until her death on 20 April 1960. 

It is from here that Grand Duchess Xenia and her staff had to deal with the claims of impostor Anna Anderson who fraudulently said she was the Grand Duchess Anastasia (the fraud was only proven in 1991 after DNA analysis).

Attendees were serenaded by a group of musicians including a harpist while enjoying cocktails in the grounds of the grand house.

They were then invited to dine on tables covered in white flowers and greenery. 

Later, guests could be seen waltzing across a grand dancefloor as they danced the night away.   

Prince Rostislav’s great-grandmother was Grand Duchess Xenia, the sister of Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia. 

The Romanovs enjoyed a life of seemingly endless prosperity and ruled of a sixth of the surface of the Earth in the early 20th century. 

Nicholas II ruled from 1894 until he was forced to abdicate after the February Revolution of 1917. 

He and his family were imprisoned by the Bolsheviks and executed the next year.  

It was a time of social upheaval, war and brewing discontent that would ultimately lead to the fall of the 300-year-old Romanov dynasty. 

While his heritage is steeped in Russian history the Prince first visited the country in 1998 for the Nicholas’ funeral, held 80 years after his death. 

Rostislav, known as Rosti, was born in Chicago in the US, with his parents moved to London where he grew up. 

The prince previously told lifestyle website Russia Beyond that he identifies as both Russian and British, “the best of both countries.’

The family moved to Rye, where they settled in an 18th-century home. He was later educated at a private school in Dorset.    

He visited Russia for the first time as a 13-year-old to attend the re-interment of Tsar Nicholas II’s remains.

However it was not long after the trip that Rosti’s father fell sick and ultimately passed away in 1999. 

Rosti took the role as head of the household, telling Tatler he felt he needed to be strong at the time.    

Several guests shared snaps as they strolled around the grounds of the lavish venue at sunset (pictured) 

The tables were decorated with white and green flowers (left) while those attending the event dined on steak tartare and salmon en croute (right) 

Speaking to the magazine in 2018: ‘I never showed my emotions to my family because I thought emotions were weak.’

He began challenging his feelings into art, thus beginning his career as a painter.      

He now tours the world with his art and has held exhibitions for his paintings in galleries and event around Europe and the U.S.     

Groups of guests dined in a huge banquet hall decorated with large floral table displays (pictured) 

Later, attendees at the event took to the dancefloor where they could be seen waltzing across a huge ballroom 

His landscapes are reported to sell for around £6,000 have been exhibited across the globe. 

He remains in contact with the Romanovs as vice-president of the Romanov Family Association.  

In September 2019, the artist announced his engagement to Foteini, with a friend telling the Daily Mail: ‘They have been together for a long time and they are delighted.’ 

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