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

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Duchess of Mecklenburg, Princess of Wenden, Schwerin and Ratzeburg, Countess of Schwerin, Lady of the Lands of Rostock and Stargard, Princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Duchess Olga of MecklenburgDuchess Olga was born on 13 October 1988 in Freiburg-im-breisgau. She is the eldest child of Duke Borwin and Duchess Alice.

Duchess Olga was christened into the Roman Catholic Church with the names Helene Olga Feodora Donata Maria Katharina Theresia. She grew up in the Black Forest region of Baden-Württemberg in southwest Germany where she attended the Birklehof School. She also spent some time studying in the Lake District in the United Kingdom.

Duchess Olga is at present attending Leipzig University in Germany where she studies international management. Being the first member of her generation to go to university she continued a tradition going back eight generations to her ancestor Duke Carl, the younger son of Duke Adolf Friedrich II, whereby a member of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz in every successive generation has attended university. Living and studying in the German state of Saxony, Duchess Olga is also a member and former spokeswoman of the Saxon Nobility Union which she was permitted to join due to her great grandmother being Princess Anna of Saxony.

When her studies permit Duchess Olga has made numerous visits to Mecklenburg where she has represented the grand ducal house at various events.


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