Annual Memorial Service in Mirow

On 28 August the annual memorial service for deceased members of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz took place at the Church of St John in Mirow where the family crypt is located. The service was led by Pastor Ulrike Kloss of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany, and the retired Catholic Pastor, Bernhard Szymanski. This…

Portrait of Grand Duke Georg

A large portrait of Grand Duke Georg has recently gone on display in Neustrelitz at the Kulturquartier Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The portrait was handed over to the Kulturquartier in April by HH The Duke of Mecklenburg who has acquired it from HSH Prince Ernst August of Lippe. The portrait which is belived to date from around 1880…

Friend of Peace

The Grand Ducal House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz has been awarded the honorary title of ‘Friend of Peace of the International Tree of Peace Project’ by the Slovakian non governmental and non-profit organisation, Servare et Manere. The International Tree of Peace Project originated in the Slovak Republic in 2018 with the goal of promoting a message of…

Tourism in Ratzeburg

On 30 July, Duke Michael was in Ratzeburg to participate in a meeting about the development of tourism on the island city. The Principality of Ratzeburg was acquired by the House of Mecklenburg in 1648 and formed part of the territory of Mecklenburg-Strelitz upon its creation in 1701. Today it serves as the capital of…

Memorial Service in Mirow

The annual memorial service for deceased members of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz took place today at the Church of St John in Mirow in the presence of Their Highnesses Hereditary Prince Alexander and Duke Michael. The service was led Father Bernhard Szymanski accompanied by Propst Joachim Thal on the organ.  The service this year paid…

Death of Duchess Woizlawa Feodora of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

On 3 June 2019 Her Highness Princess Woizlawa Feodora Reuss died peacefully at the age of 100 in Strittmatt following a short illness. Born on 17 December 1918 in Rostock, Princess Woizlawa Feodora was the only child of Duke Adolf Friedrich of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and his first wife Princess Viktoria Feodora Reuss Younger Line who died shortly after Princess Woizlawa…

The Tulips Ball

Between 24-26 May Their Highnesses The Hereditary Prince and Duke Michael attended the three day programme of the 5th Edition of the Tulips Ball, held this year in The Hague. Duke Michael’s involvement with the Tulips Ball began while studying at Leiden University and he serves as a member of the Organising Committee. His mother…