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News from 2011



Mirow Festival of Lights (17 November 2011)


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… Read more >>


Annual memorial service at Inzigkofen (1 October 2011)


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… Read more >>



History of the Commandery of Mirow (24 September 2011)


A meeting took place today at the Catholic Church and the ‘Mecklenburger Hof’ hotel in Mirow on the history of the former St John Commandery of Mirow during its time as part of Mecklenburg-Strelitz… Read more >>



Baptism of Helena von Reitzenstein (27 August 2011)


Members of the Grand Ducal Family today attended the baptism of Helena von Reitzenstein. Born in Munich on 7 July 2011 she is the daughter of Mrs Natalia von Reitzenstein and her husband… Read more >>



Annual memorial service in Mirow (20 August 2011)


The annual memorial service for deceased members of the Grand Ducal Family took place at 2pm this afternoon at the Church of St John and the Grand Ducal Crypt on the Castle Island in Mirow. Read more >>



Mecklenburg-Strelitz anthem 175 years old (12 August 2011)


Vandalia, which became the anthem of the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz up until 1918, was played for the first time 175 years ago today on the birthday of Grand Duke Georg in the Orangerie… Read more >>



Royal marriages exhibition (30 July 2011)


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… Read more >>



Hereditary Prince in Texas (30 July 2011)


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)… Read more >>



Queen Charlotte coronation celebrations (17 June 2011)


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… Read more >>



Adolf Friedrich VI memorial and Hohenzieritz seasonal opening (19 March 2011)


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"… Read more >>



Funeral of Archduchess Ilona of Austria (21 January 2011)


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… Read more >>



Passing of Archduchess Ilona of Austria (12 January 2011)


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… Read more >>