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The Grand Ducal House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Das Großherzogliche Haus Mecklenburg-Strelitz

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House Order of the Wendish Crown

The Grand Ducal House Order of the Wendish Crown is the oldest and most senior order of the House of Mecklenburg.

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The titles of the reigning Strelitz dukes, and later grand dukes, remained unchanged throughout the existence of the monarchy in Mecklenburg-Strelitz……

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Succession in the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz is hereditary in the male line of the Grand Ducal House by right of primogeniture……

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Order of the Griffin

The Order of the Griffin was a state order instituted on 15 September 1884 by Grand Duke Friedrich Franz III of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

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The Grand Dukes flag had three horizontal stripes of equal size. The top stripe was ultramarine blue, the middle stripe……

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Coat of Arms

The shield itself is split into six quarters, two wide and three deep with a central shield. The quartering’s are arranged……

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The national anthem of the Mecklenburg-Strelitz, 'Vandalia' was played for the first time on 12 August 1836, the 57th birthday……

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Over the centuries members of the Grand Ducal Family built up from scratch, acquired and inherited various residences in both Mecklenburg and abroad……

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The Grand Ducal House