Friday, September 25, 2020

The Sixtieth Birthday of Duchess Edwina of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Duchess Edwina of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Today, Her Highness Duchess Edwina of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Princess of the Wends, Schwerin and Ratzeburg, Countess of Schwerin, Lady of the lands Rostock and Stargard, etc. celebrates her sixtieth birthday.

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The engagement of Edwina’s parents Duke Christian Ludwig of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Princess Barbara of Prussia was announced on 1 May 1954. Christian Ludwig had been held as a prisoner-of-war for eight years before being released by the Russians in 1953. The couple’s engament was celebrated at Marienburg Castle. Queen Frederica of Greece was one of the family members on hand to toast Christian Ludwig and Barbara's engagement. Duke Christian Ludwig and Princess Barbara married in July 1954. The 11 July religious wedding took place at Glücksburg Castle, and was attended by 130 representatives of Germany's royal and noble families, amongst them was Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia. Christian Ludwig and Barbara welcomed their first child, Duchess Donata, in 1956. Four years later, Duchess Edwina arrived on 25 September 1960 at Kiel.

The religious wedding of Edwina of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Konrad von Posern.

In 1995, Duchess Edwina of Mecklenburg-Schwerin wed Konrad von Posern (b.24 July 1964). The couple have three sons: Ludwig von Posern (b.27 February 1996), Paul Friedrich von Posern (b.14 June 1997), and Ferdinand von Posern (b.19 June 1999). The family lives at Hirschfeld in Saxony.

Duchess Edwina of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

Edwina and her sister Donata are the only two remaining members of the Grand Ducal House of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

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