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Dickie Mountbatten Fell In Love With Maria Romanov When He Was 10: ‘She Was Absolutely Lovely’


When it comes to royal marriages, historically members of royal families around the world have married other royals. This has changed as royal families have modernized, but it makes sense: Royals are more likely to be hanging out with other royals. Such is the case for Louis “Dickie” Mountbatten, the uncle of Prince Philip and mentor to Prince Charles who was infamously killed, and Maria Romanov, a member of the Russian royal family killed by the Bolsheviks in 1918.

The two first met back in 1910 when they were 10 and 11 years old. While their encounter was fleeting, Maria immediately made an impact on the young Dickie. He later noted, “Oh, they were lovely, and terribly sweet, far more beautiful than their photographs show. I was crackers about Marie, and was determined to marry her. She was absolutely lovely. I keep her photograph in my bedroom — always have.”

Of course, history would take both Dickie and Maria down starkly different paths. Sadly, Maria would die at the age of 19.

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