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Aleksandra Petrovna Romanova
sixth in line to the throne
owner of wanderlust

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Birthday 17 April 2022
Age 24 y/o
Pronunciation A-leks-and-ra
Family Royal Family
Gender Cis female
Pronouns She / Her
Orientation Bisexual // Biromantic
Relationship Taken
Nationality Russian
Languages English, Russian, French
Residence Her Flat
Religion Atheist
Roleplayer Filoksenia
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Eye Color Green
Hair Color Blonde
Height 5'3
Faceclaim Florence Pugh

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Tsar Nicholas the II ascended the Russian throne in 1896 and even confessed that he 'knew nothing of being a ruler' and was dreadfully unprepared to take on the throne for he lacked the strength and willpower of his father before him. Even the day of his coronation was a foreshadowing of the tragedy that was his reign. The death of more than a thousand people during the coronations festivities and the following public fallout over the imperial court's response set the stage for the final moments of Tsarist Russia. Scandal after scandal, bloodshed after bloodshed, plagued the next twenty years with Nicholas being nicknamed 'Bloody Nicholas' after Bloody Sunday that invoked the failed revolution. Nicholas ruled with the belief that god granted him the throne and that it was his duty to rule as an autocrat so when the people pushed for a state duma, who were voted in, he was firmly against it and revoked as much power from it before it opened in 1906. Revolution was brewing under Nicholas's nose and the issues the population suffered from was only exacerbated when the first world war broke out in 1914.

One of the most frequent rumours that plagued the royal family was the presence of Grigori Rasputin. Employed to help try to heal the youngest son's hemophilia, he had a reputation of being a womaniser and a drunk. The rumours surrounding him and the Tsarina were abundant and many people assumed the two were sleeping together. What the muggle world did not know was that Rasputin was a Russian wizard and was highly versed in wandless magic. Though he hid behind the facade of being a religious man, he used his magic to heal afflictions impossible for muggles to heal on their own. Russia's muggle and magical world was often interwoven with one another, Rasputin, a wizard, being in such a high influential position in the muggle world was proof of how the lines between the worlds were blurred. The Russian magic of ministry often caught flack from international bodies at the time about their constant interaction with the muggle world and that they were breaking the statute of secrecy. In 1913, Alexandra gave birth to her sixth and final child, Grand Duke Nikolai, or Nicholas the III. In truth, however, Rasputin was the true father but Alexandra never figured it out as her son looked too much like to her features for it to be obvious.

The young duke was kept out of the public eye completely due to how unstable both the political world was and Alexei's health was. If Alexei were to die from an injury then the duke would be a viable replacement to become the tsarevich. So Nicholas the third was removed from history and any public records, telling people he was a ward whose parents had died. In 1916, Nicky the third's true father, Rasputin, was murdered by Felix Yussupov through poison and shooting him at a short range before finally drowning. After his body was found, a certain body part was immortalised by his daughter who made a memorial around it in her home. One year later, the provisional government would have taken power from the Tsar and placed them into home arrest.

In July, 1818, during the civil war, the Bolsheviks executed the Romanov family in Yekaterinburg where they had been placed under house arrest. The white's had been closing in and the reds refused to allow the opposition to have a symbol to unify them. Nicholas the II, Alexandra, Anastasia, Maria, Olga, Tatiana and Alexei were all shot and buried in a forest nearby. However, their youngest son, five years old at this point, was not there with them. For just after she found out her father abdicated in 1917, Alexandra knew their time was running short and sent Nicholas to England with a noble to keep him safe. No one knew, except this one noble, about Nicholas's true identity and so he was allowed to depart Russia for England. The initial plan was to follow him there soon after but this dream of the Romanovs was shortly lived.

The last remaining Romanov child grew up in England knowing full well who he was and what he had lost. The noble, who he called his affectionately called his uncle, was well aware of the magical world for he was a squib but his family had ties in the muggle world that he was still able to flourish in the muggle world. So he wasn't too taken aback when he realised Nicholas, who went more by Kolya, was a wizard by the time he was eight. Kolya flourished in Hogwarts and everyone was well aware of his heritage. (Surely it was no wonder then that rumours that a secret child survived the execution were rampant in the muggle world, though people believed it to be Anastasia rather than a second son). He never returned to Russia for they often closely mirrored the events occurring in the muggle world, a consequence of interacting so much - the ideals and ideas seeped into one another, and they had quickly eradicated the autocratic ministry in the years following the Russian Revolution in the muggle world. Thus, it was quickly made clear that Kolya was not welcome back in Russia. It was even believed they'd try to assassinate Kolya but the protection of the British ministry and the royal family ensured that no harm came to Kolya.

Kolya lived a relatively quiet life compared to his ancestors. He became an academic and spent his time studying what he loved-the history of centaurs. However, he remained in high standing with high society, especially the Sacred 28's despite his modest career and wealth. When he was nearing his thirties, he married Nina Shacklebolt. A quiet life. In 1935, they welcomed their first daughter, Maria Nikolaevna Romanova, who was soon followed by their final child, Yekaterina Nikolaevna Romanova. For the next sixty years, life was pretty normal. Kolya didn't talk much about his heritage and they never returned to Russia. Deep down, Kolya felt disenfranchised in his mother country and didn't have a high opinion on the country that murdered his family. Maria married a Peter Crouch but they struggled to have children and it wasn't until the early years of 1995 did they have their first child.

Yet in 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed. For a period of time, this didn't affect the magical side of Russia but the domino effect had begun. Of course, unlike before, this revolution was not from below but from the top. The Soviet Union collapsed because of internal factors and nationalism and magical Russia was no different. They were left without a proper ministry and it was soon becoming a vacuum for power and the remains were desperate for some stability. So the collapsing ministry looked outwards and realised that the family that they once scorned could be their solution. They contacted the remains of the Romanov family and, like the French once did themselves, offered them back the throne with the condition that it would be a constitutional monarchy. Whilst they would have influence, the ministry would have the majority of the power. Kolya rejected this completely. He'd grown bitter in regards to Russia and it could collapse for all he cared. So they asked Maria, his eldest daughter, who, to the surprise of everyone, agreed. Agreed to move to Russia and leave behind her life in England with the hopes of improving Russia, building it into a better, democratic state. Kolya never spoke to her again.

For the next fifty years, Magical Russia was as stable as it could be, especially compared to their muggle counterpart. Maria's children married happily and had children. By the time the grandchildren were born, there was almost a small army of them running around. They only had two palaces to move between and so the children were all raised together and there were times they forgot they were cousins rather than siblings with one another. Ilya Romanov was the tsarevich, still remaining that it was always the first born son who ascended the throne, although it was made sure that if the reigning tsar birthed no sons then the daughter could ascend without it passing to an uncle or a cousin.

When Maria was 102, she decided to step down in favour of her son, Pyotr, to take the throne when he was 42 years old. Revolutionaries had always been a thing. Not everyone agreed for the Romanov's to take back the throne but it was never an issue for decades. Russia had slowly become more and more progressive with civil rights, though they considerably lacked behind surrounding countries. Pytor had six children over the years but only had one son, Ilya.

Aleksandra was the fourth child of Margaret Romanova and Pyotr Romanov. She wasn’t a remarkable child by any means throughout her life. Ilya was the heir and Olga was the perfect daughter meant to propel Russia into a new era of success. Vasilia was the resident lesbian who was breaking barriers and cementing Russia’s status as a progressive powerhouse. Even Aleksandra’s younger sisters seemed to have certain features that made them popular among the Russian populace. But even from birth, Aleksandra wasn’t seen as an enviable royal. She was quiet - demure, even - and often stuck to her family’s shadows, where she seemed to be most comfortable. She was an easy child who obeyed her parents and took her royal duties as seriously as she had to, but Aleksandra was never really revered as a royal to keep an eye on. By consequence, when the Imperial House of Romanov made the formal announcement that she, like her siblings, was a witch and would be attending Koldovstoretz, very few truly cared. Even her magical manifestation was reserved in nature, by taming a fire from her first attempt at cooking breakfast alone. She had been ten at the time, too late to really become well-acquainted with other magical children prior to her enrollment to Koldovstoretz.

There, Aleksandra continued to live in silence. Her hobby was cooking and her other passions included travelling and exploring. By all means, Aleksandra was greatly different to what her other siblings were, which put her in a different position to them growing up. She didn’t have any friends at all, even with her family’s wealth and reputation. She was mostly happy with it, but it did hinder her ability to grow socially. She didn’t become outspoken during her years at the Academy as her family expected, but she did grow a lot more comfortable in her identity. Previously upset by being the forgotten middle Romanova and essentially a modern pariah, she was a lot more secure in herself and her “eclectic” tastes. But as time went on and her solitude persisted, Aleksandra’s resolve began to crumble. She appreciated the space, but when it made no difference where she was or with whom, her mental health began to deteriorate. It worsened to the point that she resorted to other means to receive the acknowledgment she craved. She convinced her parents after months of debating and arguing to allow a transfer to Hogwarts, where she studied from years five through seven. There, she thrived, even becoming Hufflepuff’s prefect in her seventh year. She grew close to several students, but none quite like Taras Boytsov.

Suffice to say, Scotland helped Aleksandra find herself and really hone the passions she’d neglected in Russia. In the three years she spent as a student at Hogwarts, Aleksandra quickly developed a reputation among her peers for her excellent cooking. The time she spent in the Kitchen was more than what she spent studying for classes. There’s a very good chance that’s why she flunked most of her NEWTs. Regardless, the need for them wasn’t really there, because prior to graduation, Aleksandra had already reached the conclusion that she wanted to establish a career as a chef. Following her graduation, she stuck true to her word and pursued a career in her greatest interests. The time she had devoted to gastronomy until that point had paid off, and by twenty-three, Aleksandra had already been awarded a Michelin Star, making her one of the youngest chefs in the world to have been bestowed such honors. She travelled the world and learned about the impact of various cultures on gastronomy and how she in turn could use what she’d learned to develop her own staple methodologies in the kitchen. Although she loved her family, it was clear she was thriving in the environment she’d created for herself.

That said, the Russian royal family has never had the fortune of being the happiest family. They all drank a lot and multiple members had been lost to a multitude of incidents. Pytor's own brother, Alexei, committed suicide when he was 33, having given birth to only one child. Eudoxia's partner was murdered in a brawl in 2043.

However, the worst happened in 2044.

As the country became more and more progressive, more and more open to the outside world, the more people began to wish to return to the old days, return to communism. They believed that it was the ministry who decided it was a failure-not the people. They believed that they gave up too quickly and that they should give communism another go but ensure that the central government wasn't a dictatorship. If anything, their ideals aligned themselves with the Mensheviks rather than the Bolsheviks ideals of a communist state. Yet, with the reestablishment of the throne, their dreams were essentially crushed. It's difficult to say they hold the majority of people's views but there was enough to launch an attack.

It was during a Christmas parade and all the royals - Aleksandra included - were attending, as well as key ministry officials, including the Minister of Magic. By this point, Vasilia, the third in line, had married Polina after same sex marriage had officially been legalised and recognised in magical Russia only a few years before hand. Whilst it caused some tremors through Russia, it wasn't quite a scandal considering there was little chance that she was to ascend the throne. Everything happened so quickly. There were flashes of light, explosions, before people started screaming.

The aurors managed to best the revolutionaries, some dying but most being arrested.

The aftermath, the number of dead, wasn't able to be confirmed for nearly a week. However, amongst those numbers, was Pyotr, his wife Margaret, his two eldest children, Ilya and Olga, and his younger brother, Konstantin and his own wife Khristina. Eudoxia's youngest child, Tatiana, was crushed to death by the crowd after falling out of the carriage during the fight. The minister and another official died as well.

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Aleksandra is used to solitude. She doesn’t like it, especially when it reminds her of her youth, but she’s used to the lonely feeling of coming home to an empty place. She tries her best to treat people with kindness and present herself in ways that make others enjoy her presence, but she knows better than to force any kind of liking towards her. She doesn’t bother. She takes things as they are and hopes the feeling of loss won’t hurt as much this time around. You might argue this makes her a better person to have around, though, and it’s true.

She fosters so much love and has such a nurturing personality that no matter who befriends her, they’ll be lucky to have her in their lives. Aleksandra prides herself on being accepting and kind, and always strives to make people feel as important as she knows everyone to be. It’s always made her quite the optimist, but she likes seeing the world in a better light than some might by natural instinct. She always tries to see the best in people no matter what happens, and while giving so many opportunities tends to make her seem naive, she often argues whether that’s such a bad thing. All anyone needs is a little bit of love to set them on the right path, and if she has to be the one to do it… so be it.


Interests Cooking,
Pet Peeves polina
Star Sign Aries
Alignment neutral good
Love Language

Magical Characteristics

Amortentia Jasmine
Patronus Arctic fox
Patronus Memory The engangement
Boggart Stillbirths
Blood Status Pureblood
Peculiar No


Song Like real people do (Hozier)
TV Show Greys anatomy
Book Medea
Movie 10 things I hate about you
Color Yellow


Aleksandra Petrovna Romanova
sixth in line to the throne
owner of wanderlust