I was mad about her, and determinated to marry her. You could not imagine anyone more beautiful than she was. She was far more beautiful than her photographs. She was absolutely lovely. When I was 18 she was killed at the age of 19. All my life, I never forgot her.
— Louis Mountbatten (uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh) on Maria Nikolaevna Romanova (daughter of Tzar Nicholas II of Russia), killed in 1918.