Russian princess who died for a British soldier's love





A memorial service has been held for a Russian princess who fled her homeland to marry a British soldier.

Princess Helena Davidovna Palavandova was 27 when she died a year after following her husband, the Somme veteran Lendon Fitz Payne, to Britain.

Descendants of the princess's late husband found that she lay in an unmarked grave. They have now travelled from far and wide to commemorate her and mark her plot.



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