| Duchess of|
| 11 March 1956 (age 59)
Kiel, Germany (1956-03-11) |
Thyra von Solodkoff
Alix von Solodkoff
Niklos-Alexis von Solodkoff
Duke Christian Louis of Mecklenburg
Princess Barbara of Prussia
Alexander von Solodkoff (m. 1987)
Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Alix von Solodkoff, Thyra von Solodkoff, Niklos-Alexis von Solodkoff
Princess Barbara of Prussia, Duke Christian Louis of Mecklenburg
Duchess Edwina of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Princess Barbara of Prussia, Duke Christian Louis of, Prince Sigismund of Prussia
Duchess Donata of Mecklenburg Wikipedia
Duchess Donata of Mecklenburg (born 11 March 1956) is the senior remaining member of the House of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Since there are no males left in the family, the Schwerin branch itself is considered extinct due to the Salic law of succession, leaving Mecklenburg-Strelitz as the only remaining line of the House of Mecklenburg.
She was born in Kiel in the state of Schleswig-Holstein the eldest daughter of Duke Christian Louis of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and his wife Princess Barbara of Prussia. Her father was the younger brother to the last surviving male of the House of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Friedrich Franz, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. As Donata had only one sister Edwina (born 25 September 1960), and as her uncle had no children the House of Mecklenburg-Schwerin became extinct in the male line in 2001 when her uncle died. As a result, the Mecklenburg-Strelitz line, headed by Borwin, Duke of Mecklenburg, will become the only surviving line of the House of Mecklenburg when both Donata and Edwina are dead.
Her paternal grandfather was the last reigning Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Frederick Francis IV. Her maternal grandfather was Prince Sigismund of Prussia, a grandson of German Emperor Frederick III and Victoria, Princess Royal.
She married Alexander von Solodkoff on 19 September 1987, and had three children:Thyra von Solodkoff (b. 12 October 1989)
Alix von Solodkoff (b. 17 March 1992)
Niklot von Solodkoff (b. 8 December 1994)
She is the heir of Gorm the Old, the first historical recognized King of Denmark, via male-preference primogeniture.