- Duchess Jutta of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Duchess Jutta of Mecklenburg-Strelitz Crown Princess of Montenegro Spouse Danilo, Crown Prince of Montenegro House House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
House of Petrović-Njegoš
Father Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz Mother Princess Elisabeth of Anhalt Born 24 January 1880
Died 17 February 1946(aged 66)
Duchess Jutta of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Auguste Charlotte Jutta Alexandra Georgina Adophine; 24 January 1880 – 17 February 1946) was a member of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and the consort of Crown Prince Danilo of Montenegro.
Early life and marriage
Duchess Auguste Charlotte Jutta Alexandra Georgina Adolphine of Mecklenburg was born in Neustrelitz, the youngest daughter of the then Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Adolf Friedrich and his wife Princess Elisabeth of Anhalt. Along with her sister Marie, Jutta was raised by governesses and had little contact with her parents. The atmosphere of Erbgrossherzog Palace was noted for its rigor and need for etiquette. A scandal broke out when her 19-year old sister became pregnant by a palace servant.
Through the influence of the German Emperor, William II, her marriage to the heir apparent of Montenegro Prince Danilo was arranged. Hours after her arrival at Antivari in Montenegro she converted to the Orthodox faith. She was accompanied by her future brother in law the Crown Prince of Italy, Victor Emmanuel as she made her way to Cetinje for her wedding. She married Prince Danilo on 27 July 1899. After her marriage and conversion to Orthodoxy she took the name Militza.
World War I and later life
During the First World War, Montenegro fought against the Central Powers which included the country of her birth, the German Empire. These links did not stop her from being a target; the villa in Antivari where she was staying was bombed by Austrian aircraft. After the war, the Royal Family established a government in exile after Montenegro was incorporated into the new Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. Her father-in-law King Nicholas I died on 1 March 1921 and her husband succeeded as titular King of Montenegro. He only held the position for a week before abdicating in favour of his nephew Michael.
Ancestors of Duchess Jutta of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 16. Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 8. George, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 17. Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt 4. Frederick William, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 18. Landgrave Frederick of Hesse-Cassel 9. Princess Marie of Hesse-Cassel 19. Princess Caroline of Nassau-Usingen 2. Adolphus Frederick V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 20. George III of the United Kingdom 10. Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge 21. Duchess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 5. Princess Augusta of Cambridge 22. Landgrave Frederick of Hesse-Cassel (= 18) 11. Princess Augusta of Hesse-Cassel 23. Princess Caroline of Nassau-Usingen (= 19) 1. Duchess Jutta of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 24. Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt-Dessau 12. Leopold IV, Duke of Anhalt 25. Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Homburg 6. Frederick I, Duke of Anhalt 26. Prince Louis Charles of Prussia 13. Princess Frederica Wilhelmina of Prussia 27. Duchess Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 3. Princess Elisabeth of Anhalt 28. Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg 14. Prince Eduard of Saxe-Altenburg 29. Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 7. Princess Antoinette of Saxe-Altenburg 30. Charles, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen 15. Princess Amalie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen 31. Marie Antoinette Murat
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