Princess Xenia Leeds & her sister knew the Romanov children, seeing them in frequently in childhood. She was one of the very few who supported Anna Anderson aka Franziska Schanzkowska, who in about 1920, appeared claiming to be the lost Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov. Her sister did not support the claim.
1903, photograph taken after the marriage of Princess Alice to Prince Andrew of Greece of Grand Duke Ernest Louis of Hesse and by Rhine with 4 of his sisters and their husband. From l to r: Ernest, Alexandra and Nicholas of Russia, Irene and Henry, Elisabeth and Sergei, and Victoria and Louis of Battenburg.
The Romanovs and the House of Windsor Queen Victoria's lifespan: 1819-1901 Prince Albert's lifespan: 1840-1861 Children: Edward VII | Victoria, Princess Royal, Princess Alice of the UK | Princess Beatrice of the UK | Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha | Princess Helena | Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll | Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught | Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany | Princess Beatrice http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Victoria