33. Her Birth Was Not Celebrated
While Tsar Nicholas, Anastasia’s father, loved his daughters, he was also worried about securing his lineage by having a male heir. So being the youngest of four daughters, Anastasia’s birth was not met with much enthusiasm.
Apparently, the Tsar was so disappointed and taken aback by the news of a fourth daughter, that he took a long walk to regain his composure before visiting his wife and newborn.