"Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna was as charming as her older sister, but in her own way. She was often called ‘arrogant’, but I’ve known no one who was inherently less supercilious than her. The same thing has happened to her as to Her Majesty. Her timidity and self-restraint were ascribed to her arrogance, but once you’ve got to know her better and got her grow attached to you, her self-constraint vanished and you could see real Tatiana. She possessed a poetical temperament, aspired to an ideal and longed for a big friendship. His Majesty dearly loved her second daughter, and her sisters used to joke that if they needed to ask their father for something, “Tatiana should ask Papa so that he can give us a permission”. She was very tall, slim as a rake. She featured a beautiful cameo profile, blue eyes and nut-brown hair. She was as fresh as a daisy, delicate-looking as a pure rose."
"Tatiana Nikolaevna was, in my opinion, the most appealing of her sisters. She was very tall, even taller than the Empress, but her height was less evident thanks to her neat shapely figure. Her delicate regular features reminded of her ancestresses notable for their rare beauty. She had dark hair, a pale face and wide-set light hazel eyes, which made her look more ‘dreamy’ and faraway (which was not in line with her temper at all). Her character featured a mix of accuracy, neatness and determination with some leanings towards lofty ideals. Tatiana Nikolaevna was the fair-haired daughter of both parents. She featured rare self-neglect and was always ready to cancel her plans to go with her father for a walk, to read her mother and to do whatever it took."
"Tatiana Nikolaevna always took care of her younger sisters and brother and tried to help the follow courtiers distribute their duties so that they could not be distracted from settling their personal life. She has inherited her mother’s worldly wisdom and penchant for a detailed planning. It was she who furnished and decorated so called “children’s private room”. She was not a girl of character as Olga Nikolaevna, and always recognized the implicit leadership of her older sister. However Tatiana Nikolaevna was never keen on daydreaming and could easily handle any extraordinary situation."
"Tatiana Nikolaevna took after her mother – tall and slim. Rarely did she act up and resembled the Empress in her self-restraint and manners. She always called her sisters to order and reminded them of their mother’s discretion, which is why, they always called her ‘governess’. It seemed to me that parents loved her more than they loved the others. The Emperor used to tell me that Tatiana Nikolaevna reminded him of the Empress. She had dark hair and dark grey eyes. It also seemed to me that Tatiana Nikolaevna was very popular: everyone loved her – both her family and teachers and in field hospitals. She was the most approachable, and wanted to have friends."
"Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna is sitting right next to me. She is Grand Duchess all over – so posh and grand she is! Her face is pale; just a few red patches are blazing in her cheeks as if rose-coloured satin peeks out of her delicate skin. Her profile is impeccably beautiful as if it is carved from marble by a prominent craftsman. Her wide-set eyes make her face unique and more original. A headscarf of Sisters of Mercy and a red cross on the chest befit her best. She laughs more rarely than her sisters do. Even now and then, her face is concentrated and strict. She looks like her mother at such times. On her pale-featured face, there are traces of tense thought and at times even sadness. I feel it without words that she is some kind of unique, different from her sisters in spite of kindness and amiability that all of them have in common. I feel that she is her own closed and peculiar world. "
"Tatiana Nikolaevna, in my opinion, was the prettiest. She was taller than her mother, but so slim and shapely that her height wasn’t a drawback. She had beautiful regular features and looked like her czar-related beauties, whose family portraits embellish the palace. Features like dark-hair, pale-face with wide-set eyes conferred some dreamy and slightly vacant expression on her look, which was atypical of her temper. She was a mix of openness, outspokenness and determination and penchant for poetry and abstract ideas. She was closer to her mother than the others, and the fair-haired daughter of both parents. She featured no vanity at all and was always ready to cancel her plans to go with her father for a walk, to read her mother and to do whatever it took. It was she who nursed her younger sisters and helped to arrange affairs in the palace so that official ceremonies could be in line with family’s personal prospects. She inherited her mother’s worldly wisdom and a nuanced approach to everything. "