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Russian Grand Duke George Romanov announces engagement to girlfriend Rebecca Bettarini

Russian Grand Duke George Romanov, 39, who is distantly related to the Queen, announces long-term engagement to Italian writer Rebecca Bettarini

  • Grand Duke George Romanov, 39, announced engagement to girlfriend, 35,
  • He made a proposal to Italian lobbyist and writer Rebecca Bettarini in December
  • Ruby and diamond engagement ring was given to the Duke by his mother
  • The wedding will take place in the fall of 2021, while other royals will be invited

Russian Grand Duke George Romanov has announced his engagement to long-time girlfriend Rebecca Bettarini after a Christmas proposal.

The 39-year-old son of Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia made a proposal to Italian lobbyist and writer Rebecca, 35, in December after asking her parents for their blessing.

Rebecca, the daughter of Italian Ambassador Roberto Bettarini, shared the news on her own Instagram page, writing: ‘A new chapter of our book of life together begins. As a writer, I hope that the journey ahead will be full of love, excitement and adventure, as was the first part of our life book. ‘

According to Hello! the couple will be married in St. Petersburg in the fall of 2021. with guests set to include members of other royal families as well as a number of statesmen and public figures.

Russian Grand Duke George Romanov, 39, has announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Rebecca Bettarini, 35, after a Christmas proposal

Russian Grand Duke George Romanov, 39, has announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Rebecca Bettarini, 35, after a Christmas proposal

Rebecca posted another photo next to her lover, sharing, ‘We are excited to finally share the news of our engagement with you! Thank you for your loving words. ‘

He proposed a diamond and ruby ​​ring inspired by the rings formerly worn by the tsars in the colors of the Russian flag, given to him by his mother at the age of 18.

In the statement of the chancellery of the head of the Russian House of Imperia, it was explained that the future wife of the Tsarévich – title of crown prince, hereditary pretender to the throne – has converted to the Orthodox faith named Victoria Romanova.

Their wedding is likely to be a star-studded affair, with George akin to royal families from around the world.

The 39-year-old son of Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia made a proposal to Italian lobbyist and writer Rebecca, 35, in December after asking her parents for their blessing.

The 39-year-old son of Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia made a proposal to Italian lobbyist and writer Rebecca, 35, in December after asking her parents for their blessing.

The 39-year-old son of Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia made a proposal to Italian lobbyist and writer Rebecca, 35, in December after asking her parents for their blessing.

George is the only son of the Russian Grand Duchess, whose ancestors include Emperor Alexander II of Russia and Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany.

He is also distantly related to the British Royal Family, and is the great-great-great-great-grandson of Nicholas II of Russia, who was cousins ​​to the British George V, and Alexandra Fedorovna, who was Queen Victoria’s granddaughter.

Meanwhile, he is also the godson of Don Juan Carlos and Doña Sofía, King Constantine of Greece, and King Simeon of Bulgaria – his baptism took place in Madrid in May 1981.

Rebecca shared photos with the Grand Duke on her Instagram page, saying she looks forward to a life of 'love, excitement and adventure'

Rebecca shared photos with the Grand Duke on her Instagram page, saying she looks forward to a life of 'love, excitement and adventure'

Rebecca shared photos with the Grand Duke on her Instagram page, saying she looks forward to a life of ‘love, excitement and adventure’

The couple met when they were young, and Rebecca often accompanied her father to official receptions where they intersected.

Later they both went to work in international companies and met again at a reception at the French embassy in Brussels.

After living in Belgium for six years, the couple moved to Russia, where he works as a lawyer and she works as a writer.

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