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As President of the Romanoff Family Association he was also the head of that association's charitable foundation which raised money for several causes to benefit the people of Russia. The bequests were often medical equipment and supplies.
Dimitri's position in the family was disputed. According to the generally acknowledged Head of the House, Grand Duchess Maria, he was not a member of the Imperial House, the same opinion she currently has of every other Romanoff, except her son. In her view, Dimitri was simply Mr. Dimitri Romanoff.
Dimitri's father, Prince Roman Petrovich, was of the opinion in 1921 (when he married Prascovia) that there was no longer an Empire, and there was no longer an Emperor, so there was no one that he had ask permission from to marry. As a result, he never asked for, nor did he receive, any title for his wife or children. By Roman's thinking his children would be HH Prince Nicolas (d.2014) and HSH Prince Dimitri of Russia.
The current Russian government, which recently awarded him the Order of Alexander Nevsky for his charitable work, refers to him as "Prince Dimitri Romanoff."
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