Royal News

British Queen’s grandmother identified through DNA

The Mirow Fürstengruft houses many coffins belonging to deceased members of the Princely family of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. During the restorations of the coffins, DNA samples were taken to positively identify them. Three new people were identified, these include the two daughters of Adolphus Frederick III, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. His eldest daughter Marie Sofia died at the age of 18, while his [read more]

Augusta of Saxe-Gotha

Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World exhibition opens at Kensington Palace

Enlightened Princesses dives into the world of three German Princesses who married into the British royal family. Caroline of Ansbach, Augusta of Saxe-Gotha and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz became either Queen or Princess of Wales (Augusta’s husband predeceased his father, so she never became Queen) and in their respective roles, they became committed patrons of the [read more]

Therese of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Therese of Mecklenburg-Strelitz’s love affair

Therese of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was born on 5 April 1773. She was born the daughter of Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt and she was a niece of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz who was Queen consort of Great Britain. Friederike died from complications of childbirth after giving birth to her tenth child, a [read more]