|Father Count Eric Revetlow|
Mother Nina Bent Rasmussen
|Name Dorrit Reventlow|
|Born April 22, 1942
Recife, Brazil (1942-04-22) |
Issue Donna Maria de Braganza Pederson
House Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov (by marriage)
Religion Eastern Orthodox Church
Role Prince Dimitri Romanov's wife
Spouse Prince Dimitri Romanov (m. 1993)
Children Donna Maria Sybil India Reventlow
Parents Nina Bent Rasmussen, Count Eric Revetlow
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Marriage location Kostroma, Russia
Princess Dorrit Romanov; 22 April 1942, Recife, Brazil) is a Danish translator, benefactor, philanthropist, social activist, and the widow of Prince Dimitri Romanovich Romanov, who had claims to the headship of the Imperial House of Russia.
She was born Dorrit Reventlow on 22 April 1942 in the city of Recife, Brazil, in the family of Eric Reventlow (1903–1944) and his wife Nina Bent Rasmussen (1912–1996). Dorrit is the second child in the family, her brother George was born in 1941 and lived only eight years and died in 1949 in Denmark. Princess Dorrit belongs to the ancient Danish family of Counts Reventlow, which played a prominent role at the royal court, especially during the Great Reforms 1784–1800. Anne Sophie Reventlow became queen as the consort of Frederick II of Denmark.
Dorrit's father died when she was only two years and in 1946 the family returned to Denmark. She attended private schools in Denmark and Switzerland, where she learned Portuguese, English, French, Italian and Spanish. In 1961, following her first marriage, she moved to Portugal where, for 15 years she worked as a conference and banquets manager and as director of a five star hotel. In 1976 she opened her own translation company in Lisbon. After the death of her first husband in 1985 she returned to Denmark, where she worked as a representative of a Portuguese tourism company, also serving as the chair of a Danish-Brazilian society. In this role, Princess Dorrit succeeded in expanding the society's membership, while promoting Portuguese language and culture.
At a reception in 1991, Dorrit met Prince Dimitri Romanovich Romanov. In 1993 they were married in Kostroma, which became the first visit of some Romanov spouses to Russia. Since 1993, she has headed her own translation firm - «Translator Dorrit Romanoff & Assoc». In her free time she actively helps her husband in his humanitarian and charitable work in Russia.
Marriages and children
In 1961, she married Dom Telmo Coelho de Braganza (1925–1985), and had issue.
Prior to her 1993 wedding, Dorrit joined the Russian Orthodox Church under the name Theodora Alexeevna.
Titles and styles
N.B. Since the Russian revolution members of the Imperial family have tended to drop the territorial designation “of Russia” and use the princely title with the surname Romanov while keeping the appropriate style. However this title, and even his right to the surname Romanov are disputed by some.