The head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky) served a funeral litia at the grave of Princess Alice of Battenburg on the recent death of her daughter-in-law, the Queen of Great Britain – Elizabeth ӀӀ.

The Greek Princess is the mother of the Queen’s late husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Princess Alice, niece of the Martyr Elizabeth Feodorovna, rests in a crypt under the church of St. Mary Magdalene in the Garden of Gethsemane since 1988 where she was transported from the royal tomb of St. James in London. She died at Buckingham Palace in 1969.