Hereditary Prince Alexander was born on 17 July 1991 in Freiburg-im-breisgau. He is the elder son of Duke Borwin and Duchess Alice.
Early years in Germany
Hereditary Prince Alexander was christened into the Roman Catholic Church with the names Georg Alexander Michael Heinrich Ernst Franz Ferdinand Johannes Maria. As is traditional for the eldest son of the family he received Georg as his first Christian name. Amongst his godparents was Princess Elisabeth Christine of Isenburg, the wife of Prince Franz Alexander the first cousin of his father Duke Borwin.
Hereditary Prince Alexander grew up in the Black Forest region of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southwest Germany where he received his initial education.
Studies in Ireland
Hereditary Prince Alexander’s secondary schooling took place at Wilson’s Hospital School in the Republic of Ireland. After leaving Wilson’s he remained in Ireland to attend LIT Tipperary where he studied for an environmental management degree, graduating in June 2018.
Outside of his studies Hereditary Prince Alexander’s interests included playing rugby, hunting, fishing and kayaking.
Following the end of Hereditary Prince Alexander’s studies he initially remained in Ireland where he worked for the state owned forestry company Coillte. In July 2019 he returned to Germany to work in Neustrelitz for the Forestry Office of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Hereditary Prince Alexander has been heir apparent to the headship of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz since the death of his grandfather Duke Georg Alexander on 26 January 1996. Since that date he has held the title Hereditary Prince of Mecklenburg-Strelitz which is reserved for the heir apparent.
When his his work commitments permit Hereditary Prince Alexander has represented the Grand Ducal House at various events. He has also made a number of visits to the United States of America.
- Grand Cross with the Crown in Ore of the Mecklenburg-Strelitz House Order of the Wendish Crown
- Grand Cross of the Order of Prince Danilo, Royal House of Montenegro (1 August 2018)
- Admiral of the Texas Navy (25 July 2011)