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The House Order of the Wendish Crown (German: Hausorden der Wendischen Krone) was an Order of the House of Mecklenburg, jointly instituted on 12 May 1864 by Grand Duke Friedrich Franz II of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Grand Duke Friedrich Wilhelm of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.[2]

Order of the Wendish Crown
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Badge of the Order
Awarded by the House of Mecklenburg
TypeHouse Order
Royal houseHouse of Mecklenburg
RibbonLight blue with inner yellow and outer red side stripes
StatusCurrently constituted[1]
HeadBorwin, Duke of Mecklenburg
Next (higher)Order of the Griffon
MKB Order of the Wendish Crown ribbon.svg
Ribbon of the Order
Chain of the Mecklenburg-Schwerin version of the Order

The Order had four classes:

  • Grand Cross in two sub-classes, with the Crown in Gold and, more exclusively, with the Crown in Ore
  • Grand Commander
  • Commander
  • Knight

Gold and silver Merit Crosses were also given.

Notable membersEdit


  1. ^ House Order of the Wendish Crown
  2. ^ International Commission for Orders of Chivalry
  3. ^ Written Answers to Questions: Column 383W, Hansard, 10 March 2010

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