Olga Romanova, cousin of King Charles, spoke frankly about the life of a British aristocrat
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Olga at one time could become the wife of the heir to the British throne, but now she frankly admits that she likes digging in the garden more than dressing up< /p> Related video
Olga Romanova, the cousin of King Charles and his would-be bride, a close relative of Tsar Nicholas II and president of the Association of members of the Romanov family, became the star of the new TV show Celebrity Detox and spoke very frankly about her aristocratic life, which hardly resembles a fairy tale. The Daily Mail writes about this.
Princess Olga, 72, prefers to be called Olga Romanoff rather than Romanova. She is the daughter of the eldest nephew of Tsar Nicholas II, Prince Andrei. Tsar Nicholas II was a cousin of King George V, the grandfather of Elizabeth II. Prince Andrei fled Russia on a British warship in 1919.
Olga is the youngest child of Prince Andrei Alexandrovich from his second marriage to Nadine Sylvia Ada MacDougall. Through her mother, Nadine Sylvia Ada MacDougall, Ms. Romanoff is a descendant of William Paterson, who founded the Bank of England in 1694, and Henrik Borgstrom, who founded the Bank of Finland.
Although she is related to the British royal family, Olga admits that she has met with them for a long time and in general “she has too many cousins”.
She lives alone in Provender, a 13th-century house with 30 rooms in Faversham, Kent. And to make ends meet, she rents out a servants' wing at AirBnB.
Provender was bought by her grandmother, Constance Borgström, in 1921 and decorated with portraits of her famous relatives.
According to Olga, she would rather clean up the manure in her yard than dress up. So she would have made a “terrible queen”.
She was considered the bride of Prince Charles at one time, but according to her, she was quickly crossed off the list of applicants.
“I was incredibly happy. I met Charles and immediately realized that this was” not mine “. I was tormented: I'm too harsh. And I like the “bad boys”, but Charles is not like that, “the princess recalls about the failed engagement.
“My mother always had the delusion that she could marry me off to poor Prince Charles,” she recalled with a laugh.
Princess Olga Romanoff will be a member of The Big Celebrity Detox show at E4. She previously appeared on ITV's Keeping Up with the Aristocrats, which offered an intimate look into the lives of four British upper class families.
But her life is not like living in a palace. Olga admitted that she had to clean up after the guests, wash the dishes and even change the sheets, which she vowed never to do.
Olga recalls the time when the estate had a large staff, saying that she loved the garden, but she “liked it better when other people did it.”
A family home, despite two million pounds that were spent to repair it is still crumbling.
Olga Romanoff was twice married and divorced twice, so even though she says she's unlucky in love, she believes in the “perfect relationship.”
Olga created her online dating profile in an episode of Go in step with the aristocrats”, with her daughter Alexandra. And she believes that she may well find her love.
Thinking about what she is looking for in a man, Princess Romanova says: “Tall, fair-haired, thin,” like Prince Philip.
“The man I've always liked is a trained killer, a former SAS officer, a former special forces officer. I have always liked ideal relationships and romantic relationships, but I always choose the wrong people,” the princess admits.