Irina Romanov, was the daughter of Grand Duke Alexander and Grand Duchess Xenia, and niece of Nicholas II.
Irina married Prince Felix Yusupov on 22nd February, 1914. They spent their honeymoon in France, Egypt, Italy, England and Germany.
Like many members of the Royal Court, Irini and her husband objected to the influence that Gregory Rasputin had over the Tsar and his wife, Alexandra Fedorovna.
1. Was a strong supporter of Nicholas II and the autocracy.
2. Did not believe in universal suffrage.
3. Wanted the Russian government to deal harshly with those people demanding political reforms.
4. Thought Russia should support Serbia against the Triple Alliance.
5. Thought Russia should honour its obligations and support the Triple Entente against the Triple Alliance.
6. As the Russian Army was the largest army in the world she was convinced that Russia would defeat Austria-Hungary and Germany in a war.