Re the Romanovs, didnt Prince Philip give his DNA to help testing the remains or am I getting things mixed up?
You are correct, they are related (Prince Philip’s maternal grandmother and Empress Alexandra were sisters)
It is why we have this quote from Philip
“ Sir (Philip) would you like to go to Russia one day “
“ Yes I would love to go to Russia one day even thought they killed half my family “
Actually can I tell you a story about GD Maria and Lord Mountbatten (Philip’s uncle)?
He would visit the Romanov’s regularly and he fell in love with Maria and was desperate to marry her. But she was killed when he was 18 and she 19. But he never forgot her despite going on to marry another woman. In fact he carried a photo of her around of her for the rest of his life. It was found on his body was he was assassinated when he was 79.