What is Granny Alina's full name?

Granny Alina

Granny Alina date of birth:

June 26, 1899

How old was Granny Alina when died?

69

When did Granny Alina die?

1969

Granny Alina claim to fame:

rumoured that she is Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia

Granny Alina family:

Gabriel Louis Duval (foster grandson)

Short Biography

Granny Alina (died 1969) was the foster grandmother of Gabriel Louis Duval, who claimed in his 2004 book A Princess in the Family that she might have been Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia. (however photos of Granny Alina depict her looking like an older version of Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia.) According to Duval, Granny Alina married a man named Frank and moved to South Africa, where they started a farrier business. After Frank's death, she began a relationship with a Greek man named Harry Karadimas, with whom she shared a home. She lived with Duval's family from 1954 until her death in 1969.