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They are equivalent ranks- western wise- Great Britain does not use the Grand Duchess rank, which was used by czarist Russia and also Imperial Austria. Some linguists have argued that Archduchess was a more accurate rendition for the Austrian Noblewomen. A Grand Duchess of Russia was both a Grand Duchess and a Crown Princess- or Czarevna. there were Grand Duchesses such as Elisabeth ( the sister of Czar Nicholas II) who were not Czarevnas- daughters of the Czar but were int he Horizontal or Fraternal linel. Generally the Grand Duchess ranks applied to the equivalent of Crown Princesses in the West. She should be addressed as Your Highness (Imperial Highness in formal occasions) and if under l8, as Anastasia was, (Your Grace). Dimitri got it right. Grace was NOT her middle name. Olga can be very loosely translated as something like Grace or Bounty, divine favor, however.

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Who was Alexandra of Russia?

She was Empress of Russia. She married Nicholas II. She had five children. Grand Duchess Olga, Grand Duchess Tatiana, Grand Duchess Maria, Grand Duchess Anastasia, and Tsarevitch Alexei. She was murdered in 1918, along with the rest of her family.


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What is a grand duchess?

A Grand Duchess of Russia is the equivalent to a Princess in England, or much of Europe, such as a tzar (or czar) of Russia is the equivalent of a King or Emperor.


Is a duchess higher up then a princess?

In terms of rank, a duchess usually ranks higher than a princess. A duchess is the wife of a duke, who typically holds a higher noble title than a prince or princess. However, it can vary depending on the specific royal family and their respective traditions.


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