The House

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…… (Read More)


The Grand Dukes flag had three horizontal stripes of equal size. The top stripe was ultramarine blue, the middle stripe…… (Read More)


The national anthem of the Mecklenburg-Strelitz, ‘Vandalia’ was played for the first time on 12 August 1836, the 57th birthday…… (Read More)


The titles of the reigning Strelitz dukes, and later grand dukes, remained unchanged throughout the existence of the monarchy in Mecklenburg-Strelitz…… (Read More)


Succession in the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz is hereditary in the male line of the Grand Ducal House by right of primogeniture…… (Read More)

House Order of the Wendish Crown

The House Order of the Wendish Crown was jointly instituted on 12 May 1864 by Grand Duke Friedrich Wilhelm of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and Grand Duke Friedrich Franz II of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. (Read More)

Order of the Griffin

The Order of the Griffin was a state order instituted on 15 September 1884 by Grand Duke Friedrich Franz III of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. It became a common award with Mecklenburg-Strelitz on 22/23 August 1904 (Read More)


Over the centuries members of the Grand Ducal Family built up from scratch, acquired and inherited various residences in both Mecklenburg and abroad (Read More)

29 October 2018