Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia was a man of great itelligence, literary talent and inner demons. He was a deeply religious homosexual, constantly tormented by his desires which were deemed sinful and unnatural, often succumbing to them and despairingly repenting afterwards. At the same time he managed to be a tender, attentive husband and extremely loving father to his nine children. In the above photograph from 1903 he is shown with his youngest son, Prince Georgiy Konstantinovich, in what was probably supposed to be a formal portrait, before the baby changed his mind.
Three little Konstantinovichi Grand Dukes: Konstantin, Dmitri and Vyacheslav in about 1866. While Dmitri and Vyacheslav are wrapped in warm winter clothes, the eldest Konstatin is always wearing a uniform.