Queen Charlotte coronation celebrations

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 as Queen of Great Britain. The ceremony was held in the Church of St John in Mirow and was followed by an open-air International…

Adolf Friedrich VI memorial and Hohenzieritz seasonal opening

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” e.V. and the Head of the Grand Ducal House, His Highness Duke Borwin who is…

Funeral of Archduchess Ilona of Austria

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: Her children and their spouses: Duke Borwin and Duchess AliceDuchess Elisabeth ChristinaDuchess Marie Katharina and Mr Wolfgang von WasielewskiDuchess Irene and Mr Constantin Harmsen And…

Passing of Archduchess Ilona of Austria

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 of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine, which was the most junior branch of the family, Archduchess Ilona was born on 20 April 1927 in Budapest the…

Creation of the Mecklenburg-Strelitz Foundation of Culture

In Schwerin the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Interior Ministry formally approved the creation of the non-profit “Mecklenburg-Strelitz Foundation of Culture” (Kulturstiftung Mecklenburg-Strelitz) which will be supported by His Highness Duke Borwin and political leaders from all the parties in the Mecklenburg-Strelitz county parliament.(see also the previous news entry)

End of season concert at Schloss Hohenzieritz

A concert was held at Schloss Hohenzieritz to mark the end of the season of the Queen Luise of Prussia special exhibition, the “Year of Queen Luise”. Speeches were made to the 200 guests by the head of the Mecklenburg-Strelitz county parliament Dr. Michael Koerner, the ambassador of Mecklenburg-Western Pommerania to the German Federation, Dr.…

Reopening of the Duke Carl Borwin Memorial House

The Duke Carl Borwin Memorial House (Herzog Carl Borwin Ged√§chtnis Stiftung) in Neustrelitz has been reopened on the 100th anniversary of its founding by Grand Duchess Elisabeth (born Princess of Anhalt) on what would have been the 22nd birthday of her younger son Duke Carl Borwin (1888-1908). Click here for some images of the Memorial…

Annual memorial service in Inzigzoken

Their Highnesses Duke Borwin, his wife Duchess Alice, younger son Duke Michael and uncle Duke Carl Gregor today attended the annual memorial service for deceased members of the grand ducal house at the family crypt Inzigkofen in Sigmaringen. The Inzigkofen service is the second memorial service to be held for deceased members of the House…

Funeral of the Prince of Hohenzollern

Their Highnesses Duke Borwin, his younger son Duke Michael and uncle Duke Carl Gregor were in Sigmaringen today to pay their respects at the funeral of Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Hohenzollern, Head of the Princely House of Hohenzollern who died on 16 September. The Grand Ducal House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and the Princely House of Hohenzollern…

Annual memorial service in Mirow

The annual memorial service for deceased members of the grand ducal house was held today at the Church of St John in Mirow. The service which first took place in 1996 is held each year on the penultimate Saturday of August. This years service was dedicated to the memory of Grand Duke Georg who died…