Princess Dragomiroff is wealthy, elderly Russian woman who now resides in France. The other passengers remark on her ugliness, but also her strength of will and self-possession. An expensive handkerchief is planted in Ratchett’s compartment in order to strategically draw suspicion to her, as her frailty makes her an unlikely murderer. Princess Dragomiroff was the godmother of Sonia Armstrong, Daisy’s mother.
Princess Natalia Dragomiroff Character Timeline in Murder on the Orient Express
The timeline below shows where the character Princess Natalia Dragomiroff appears in Murder on the Orient Express. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1 Chapter 3
Part 2 Chapter 6
Part 2 Chapter 12
Part 2 Chapter 15
Part 3 Chapter 1
...are of various nationalities. Colonel Arbuthnot has the evidence of the pipe-cleaner in Ratchett’s room. Princess Dragomiroff has a strong motive, as she was very close to the Armstrongs. (full context)
Part 3 Chapter 2
Part 3 Chapter 3
...a moment, the elegance and expense of the handkerchief point to two women in particular: Princess Dragomiroff and Countess Andrenyi. He notes the convenience of the grease spot near the first... (full context)
...that Countess Elena Andrenyi is actually Helena Goldenberg, Sonia Armstrong’s younger sister. As a result, Princess Dragomiroff, who knew the Armstrong family well, must have known Helena was on the train... (full context)
Part 3 Chapter 5