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…

Peace for Iraq

On 26 October the Duke Borwin and Duchess Alice of Mecklenburg and their younger son Duke Michael were special guests and sponsors for the ‘Peace for Iraq’ event in the Netherlands. The event which included a concert, poetry readings and speeches was held at the Dakota Theatre in The Hague. The fundraiser which was supported…

Grand Ducal visit to Jordan

Their Highnesses Duke Borwin and his younger son Duke Michael have recently completed a visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan having been invited to attend the dedication of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land’s (ELCJHL) baptismal site at Bethany Beyond the Jordan. In 2008 the ELCJHL was granted 5 dunums (about…

Hereditary Prince in Chicago

On Friday 8 February, His Highness Hereditary Prince Alexander was a guest at the 2013 Viennese Gala Ball at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. The ball is an annual event organised by the American Friends of Austria. The Hereditary Prince is closely related to the Austrian Imperial Family through his late grandmother Archduchess Ilona of…

Duke of Mecklenburg in Russia

The head of the Grand Ducal House His Highness Duke Borwin this weekend returned to Germany having concluded his visit to St Petersburg and Oranienbaum in Russia. The Duke arrived in Russia last Wednesday in order to attend a series of events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the St Petersburg Conservatory and the 20th anniversary…

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…