Grand Duchess Elena suffered from ill health after the birth of Princess Marina, which caused her husband anguish. According to her niece, Princess Sophie of Greece, Grand Duchess Elena's priorities, throughout her life, remained as follows: “God first, the Grand Dukes of Russia then and finally everything else.”
Cecilie, Alexandrine and Friedrich Franz of Mecklenburg-Schwerin with their mother Grand Duchess Anastasia. Born on 20 September 1886 in Schwerin, Cecilie was the youngest daughter of Frederick Francis III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia . 
Princess Louise Marie Elisabeth of Prussia (German: Luise; 3 December 1838 – 23 April 1923) was Grand Duchess of Baden from 1856 to 1907 as the wife of Grand Duke Frederick I. Princess Louise was the second child and only daughter of Wilhelm I, German Emperor , and Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach .
Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (Russian: Мария Александровна; 17 October [O.S. 5 October] 1853 – 24 October 1920) was the fifth child and only surviving daughter of Emperor Alexander II of Russia and Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine; she was Duchess of Edinburgh and later Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as the wife of Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
King Ludwig III 1845 – 1921 House of Wittelsbach 1180–1918 Kingdom of Bavaria 1806 – 1918 Spouse: (1) Maria Theresia of Austria-Este Children: (1) Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria, (2) Adelgunde of Hohenzollern, (3) Maria, Duchess of Calabria, (4) Prince Karl, (5) Prince Franz, (6) Mathilde Ludwig of Saxe-Coburg-Kohary (7) Prince Wolfgang (8) Princess Hildegarde, (9) Princess Notburga ...
Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna was born in Tsarskoye Selo as the third child and eldest daughter of Tsar Paul I of Russia and his second wife Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg (renamed Maria Feodorovna after her wedding). The sex of the child disappointed her paternal grandmother, Empress Catherine II.
Princess Johanna Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp: 1. Grand Duchess Catherine Pavlovna of Russia: 12. Charles Alexander, Duke of Württemberg: 6. Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg: 13. Princess Marie Auguste of Thurn and Taxis: 3. Duchess Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg: 14. Frederick William, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt: 7.