Mirow Festival of Lights

At the Castle Island in Mirow the Festival of Lights took place this evening. The event was held to mark the death 193 years ago today of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of Great Britain the consort of King George III. The event began in the Church of St John where Dr Rajko Lippert the Grand…

Annual memorial service at Inzigkofen

Their Highnesses Duke Borwin, Duchess Alice and Duke Carl Gregor today attended the annual memorial service at the family crypt in Inzigkofen. The family members buried in the crypt are Duke Georg, his wives Duchess Irene (nee Raievskya) and Duchess Charlotte (born Archduchess of Austria), his daughter Duchess Helene and Duchess Maria Margarethe (born Princess…

Baptism of Helena von Reitzenstein

Members of the Grand Ducal Family today attended the baptism of Baroness Helena von Reitzenstein. Born in Munich on 7 July 2011 she is the daughter of Baroness Natalia von Reitzenstein and her husband Baron Constantin von Reitzenstein who married on 26th June 2010. Helena von Reitzenstein is the first grandchild of Her Highness Duchess…

Royal marriages exhibition

A new exhibition on the marriages between members of the Grand Ducal House and the Royal House of Great Britain has been unveiled at the Neustrelitz State Museum as part of the celebrations of the 250th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Charlotte. The exhibitions motto “three weddings of the English Royal House” refers to…

Hereditary Prince in Texas

On Sunday 24 July in San Antonio, Texas, His Highness Hereditary Prince Alexander was inducted into the Spain Society Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) by Judge Ed Butler, President General (2009-2010). His Highness Duke Borwin was also inducted in absentia.  The Duke and Hereditary Prince are descendants of King Carlos III of Spain who…

Queen Charlotte coronation celebrations

The head of the grand ducal house His Highness Duke Borwin, accompanied by his daughter Her Highness Duchess Olga, attended the 250th anniversary celebrations of the coronation of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz as Queen of Great Britain. The ceremony was held in the Church of St John in Mirow and was followed by an open-air International…

Adolf Friedrich VI memorial and Hohenzieritz seasonal opening

A plaque in memory of Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich VI was unveiled at 9:30 this morning at the canal bridge in Neustrelitz close to wear his body was found in 1918. The plaque was sponsored by the Ritterorden “Der Greif” e.V. and the Head of the Grand Ducal House, His Highness Duke Borwin who is…

Funeral of Archduchess Ilona of Austria

In Ruhpolding, Bavaria the funeral of Her Imperial & Royal Highness Archduchess Ilona of Austria, Duchess of Mecklenburg took place in the presence of the immediate members of her family: Her children and their spouses: Duke Borwin and Duchess AliceDuchess Elisabeth ChristinaDuchess Marie Katharina and Mr Wolfgang von WasielewskiDuchess Irene and Mr Constantin Harmsen And…

Passing of Archduchess Ilona of Austria

Her Imperial & Royal Highness Archduchess Ilona of Austria, Duchess of Mecklenburg passed away this morning at her home in Freiburg aged 83. A member of the Hungarian palatine branch of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine, which was the most junior branch of the family, Archduchess Ilona was born on 20 April 1927 in Budapest the…

Reopening of the Duke Carl Borwin Memorial House

The Duke Carl Borwin Memorial House (Herzog Carl Borwin Ged√§chtnis Stiftung) in Neustrelitz has been reopened on the 100th anniversary of its founding by Grand Duchess Elisabeth (born Princess of Anhalt) on what would have been the 22nd birthday of her younger son Duke Carl Borwin (1888-1908). Click here for some images of the Memorial…