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DWC 03-21-2011 10:52 AM

Saturday the 19th of March a plaque in memory of Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich VI was unveiled at the canal bridge in Neustrelitz close to where his body was found in 1918.

Adolf Friedrich VI memorial and Hohenzieritz seasonal opening - News - House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz -

DWC 06-21-2011 07:54 PM

Duke Borwin and his daughter were in Mirow last Friday to attend the 250th anniversary celebrations of the coronation of Queen Charlotte.

Queen Charlotte coronation celebrations - News - House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz -

Some more photos from the occasion.

Fotogalerien - Regierungsportal Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

And the thoughts of the British ambassador to Germany who was present and gave a speech.

A British Queen from Mecklenburg

DWC 07-28-2011 10:12 AM

Hereditary Prince Alexander has been inducted into the Spain Society Sons of the American Revolution and has been inducted as an Admiral in the Texas Navy. Article and photos below.

Hereditary Prince in Texas - House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz -

Marc23 07-29-2011 11:09 AM

Nice to see updates of the family...thnx

DWC 07-30-2011 10:50 AM

An article in San Antonio Express News on the Texas visit by Duke Alexander.

Nancy Cook-Monroe: S.A. on receiving end of a royal visit - San Antonio Express-News

DWC 08-22-2011 09:13 AM

The annual memorial service in Mirow took place this past Saturday.

Annual memorial service in Mirow - House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz -

DWC 08-28-2011 11:14 AM

Members of the family attended the baptism of Duchess Marie Katharina's first grandchild yesterday.

Baptism of Helena von Reitzenstein - House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz -

DWC 09-04-2011 06:36 PM

Duke Alexander has been attending a UN Summit in Bonn. Picture and info in the link.

Hereditary Prince at UN Summit in Bonn - House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz -

Marc23 09-08-2011 05:49 PM

Ducal family at the wedding of their cousin Sophie von Isenburg and Georg Friedrich von Preussen:

histbear 12-11-2011 09:06 PM

Mecklenburg-Strelitz/ Kamil
Trying to find out about husband and child of Helena of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1924-1962). She was killed in air accident but had a child by husband Hassan Sayed Kamil (1918 - ????). The daughter was named Sheila Kamil, born July 28, 1958 in Chur, Switzerland.

DWC 12-14-2011 01:46 PM

Hassan Sayed Kamil emigrated to Canada sometime after his wife was killed.

MAfan 02-02-2012 09:19 AM

Hereditary Grand Duchess Karin of Mecklemburg-Schwerin, née von Schaper, passed away on 26 January 2012, five days before her 92nd birthday.
She was the widow of Hereditary Grand Duke Friedrich Franz of Mecklemburg-Schwerin, the eldest son of the lase reigning Grand Duke Friedrich Franz IV; they married in 1941, divorced in 1967 and then re-married in 1977 until his death, in 2001. When Hereditary Grand Duke Friedrich Franz died, the male line of the Grand Ducal House became extinct.
Erbgroßherzogin Karin von Mecklenburg : Traueranzeige - SHZ Trauer - SHZ Trauer

Marengo 02-03-2012 09:51 AM

It seems that the service is in the chappel of Castle Gücksburg. The castle still belongs to the Duke of Schleswig-Holstein.

jgrude 02-07-2012 03:26 PM

I am researching Karin Elisabeth's maternal ancestry. Her great-grandfather was Baron Maximilian von Johnston of Niederrathen (now Ratno Dolne in Poland). In August 2011, I was fortunate to travel to that beautiful area, formerly Silesia, Prussia, and visited the old castle. I am trying to find family photos of that line, and appreciate any suggestions you may have. My great-grandfather claimed to be related to the Baron, so this is very interesting to me for my genealogical research. May Grand Duchess Karin Elisabeth rest in peace...
Thank you,
Joy from USA

Marc23 02-07-2012 03:43 PM

Could you post us her ancestry from both sides from what you have?Thank you...

jgrude 02-07-2012 05:24 PM

Hi Marc, Here is a public link to a genealogy site that lists most of Karin Elisabeth's ancestors. It has not been updated with her death, however. Karin-Elisabeth von Schaper

Are you familiar with the noble family, von Johnston? I have traced them back to the 1500's in Scotland where they originated before immigrating to Poland and Germany. It was helpful that Baron Max v. Johnston published his family history in 1891 - and I found it in the World Catalog online. It was still available from the State Library in Berlin. The v. Johnstons are also related by marriage to the "Red Baron" Manfred von Richthofen. Fascinating!

Marc23 02-09-2012 04:33 PM

I have just heard about them,but don't know anything further :(

Thank you for this link...

DWC 04-20-2012 05:25 PM

An article from last week talking with Duchess Olga about what a noble title means.

Adel verbindet: Zwei Leipziger Studenten erzählen, was ein Adelstitel heute noch bedeutet - Studentenleben - Campus Online - LVZ-Online

Domhangairt 05-05-2012 08:24 PM


Originally Posted by DWC (Post 1218925)
Saturday the 19th of March a plaque in memory of Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich VI was unveiled at the canal bridge in Neustrelitz close to where his body was found in 1918.

Adolf Friedrich VI memorial and Hohenzieritz seasonal opening - News - House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz -

What I would like to know: Why did Duke Carl Michael never marry? Was he gay? He adopted the Count of Carlow- but this would not have been necessary if he had married and fathered heirs himself. Perhaps he could not find a dynastic wife in such turbulent times? Any takers?

Domhangairt 05-05-2012 08:32 PM

Duke Borwin of Mecklenberg is the direct male-line descendant of the Princes of the Obotrites. The male line of his family is actually Slavic not German. His family is one of the only surviving tribal slavic dynasties which originally ruled large parts of Eastern Europe including Poland, Pomerania & Mecklenburg. The Polish Piasts are officially extinct in the male line.

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