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Alexander

Duke of Mecklenburg, Prince of Wenden, Schwerin and Ratzeburg, Count of Schwerin, Lord of the Lands of Rostock and Stargard, Hereditary Prince of Mecklenburg-Strelitz



Hereditary Prince Alexander was born on 17 July 1991 in Freiburg-im-breisgau. He is the elder son of Duke Borwin and Duchess Alice.


Early years in Germany


Hereditary Prince Alexander was christened into the Roman Catholic Church with the names Georg Alexander Michael Heinrich Ernst Franz Ferdinand Johannes Maria. As is traditional for the eldest son of the family he received Georg as his first Christian name.


Hereditary Prince Alexander grew up in the Black Forest region of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southwest Germany where he received his initial education.


Studies in Ireland


Hereditary Prince Alexander’s secondary schooling took place at Wilson's Hospital School in the Republic of Ireland. Since leaving Wilson’s he has remained in Ireland where he studies for an environmental management degree at university.


Outside of his studies Hereditary Prince Alexander’s interests include playing rugby, hunting, fishing and kayaking.


Hereditary Prince


Hereditary Prince Alexander has been heir apparent to the headship of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz since the death of his grandfather Duke Georg Alexander on 26 January 1996. Since that date he has held the title Hereditary Prince of Mecklenburg-Strelitz which is reserved for the heir apparent.


When his studies permit Hereditary Prince Alexander has represented the grand ducal house at various events. He has also made a number of visits to the United States of America.


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