The Chancellery of the Head of the Russian Imperial House is sad to announce the death on December 31, 2016, in Denmark, of the second oldest of the relatives of the Imperial House, Dimitri Romanovich Romanoff. He was 91 years old. Dimitri Romanovich Romanoff was born on May 17, 1926, in Antibes, France. He was the son of His Highness Prince of the Imperial Blood Roman Petrovich (1896-1978) and his morganatic wife, Countess Praskovia Dmitrievna Sheremeteva (1901-1980). With his death, the male line of morganatic descendants of the third son of Emperor Nicholas I, Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich the Elder, becomes extinct. The Head of the Russian Imperial House, H.I.H. the Grand Duchess Maria of Russia, and her son and heir, H.I.H. the Tsesarevich and Grand Duke George of Russia, mourn the passing of Dimitri Romanovich Romanoff, and express their condolences to his widow. They ask all their countrymen to join them is praying for the soul of the newly-reposed Dimitri.