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Nisha Rathode

Duchess Donata of Mecklenburg

Name  Duchess of

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Born  11 March 1956 (age 59) Kiel, Germany (1956-03-11)
Issue  Thyra von Solodkoff Alix von Solodkoff Niklos-Alexis von Solodkoff
Father  Duke Christian Louis of Mecklenburg
Mother  Princess Barbara of Prussia
Spouse  Alexander von Solodkoff (m. 1987)
House  Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Children  Alix von Solodkoff, Thyra von Solodkoff, Niklos-Alexis von Solodkoff
Parents  Princess Barbara of Prussia, Duke Christian Louis of Mecklenburg
Siblings  Duchess Edwina of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Similar People  Princess Barbara of Prussia, Duke Christian Louis of, Prince Sigismund of Prussia

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.

Duchess 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.

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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.

Marriage and children

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)
  • Heir of Denmark

    She is the heir of Gorm the Old, the first historical recognized King of Denmark, via male-preference primogeniture.

    References

    Duchess Donata of Mecklenburg Wikipedia


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