Saturday, December 26, 2015

A Mecklenburg mélange

A few images of from my postcard collection

I believe this card shows the third wife of Grand Duke Friedrich Franz II of Mecklenburg.  Marie was born HSH Princess Marie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1850-1922). One of her sons, Prince Heinrich married Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands.

Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia married Grand Duke Friedrich Franz III of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.  They had three children: Friederich Franz IV, Alexandrine (wife of King Christian X of Denmark) and Cecilie,  Crown Princess of Prussia.

Princess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin on her favorite horse.

Two sisters, Marie Louise and Alexandra of Cumberland (Hanover).  Marie is with her 2 children, Berthold and Marie Alexandra, and Alexandra is with her husband, the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and their first son, Friedrich Franz.

This image is from 1904 of Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich V of Mecklenburg-Strelitz with his wife Elisabeth, and three of their four children: Hereditary Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich, Duke Karl Borwin and Duchess Marie.  

Proud Oma:  Grand Duchess Anastasia with her grandson, Hereditary Grand Duke Friedrich Franz

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