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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 eldest of the two chivalric orders of the House of Mecklenburg……


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Titles

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

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 Grand Ducal Mecklenburg Order of the Griffin was the second of the two chivalric orders to be established by……


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Flags


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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Anthem


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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Residences

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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