|Grand Duchess consort of Mecklenburg-Schwerin|
|Tenure||1 February 1837 – 7 March 1842|
|Born||23 February 1803|
|Died||21 April 1892 (aged 89)|
|Spouse||Paul Frederick, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin|
|Issue||Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin|
Louise, Hereditary Princess of Windisch-Graetz
|Father||Frederick William III of Prussia|
|Mother||Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz|
Princess Friederike Wilhelmine Alexandrine Marie Helene of Prussia (23 February 1803 – 21 April 1892) was Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin by marriage to Grand Duke Paul Frederick. She was the daughter of Frederick William III of Prussia and Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
Alexandrine was the seventh child and fourth daughter of Frederick William III of Prussia and his wife Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. She was a younger sister of Frederick William IV of Prussia, William I of Prussia, and Charlotte, Empress of Russia.
On 25 May 1822, she married Paul Frederick of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. He succeeded his grandfather as Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin in 1837.
Her marriage was generally considered unhappy; Paul Frederick was a military man who had little time for or interest in his wife and family. Alexandrine, by contrast, was a devoted mother who tenderly raised her children and actively cultivated their cultural pursuits. Alexandrine herself was very cultured but was also described as a stereotypically-remote German princess. She was not considered an intellectual but attended scholarly lectures and read many books.
At the time of her death, she was the last surviving grandchild of Frederick William II of Prussia. She saw several Prussian Kings in the length of her long life: they were Frederick William III (her father), Frederick William IV and William I (brothers), Frederick III (nephew) and Wilhelm II (great-nephew). She also outlived all three of her children and would die in the reign of her grandson Frederick Francis III.
|Ancestors of Alexandrine of Prussia, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin|