Archive | June 11, 2011

Charlene Wittstock and H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco Attend the Mare Nostrum Swimming Competition in Monaco. And, Other News

This afternoon, June 11, 2010, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and his fiancée, Charlene Wittstock, attended the Mare Norstrum International Swimming Competition in Monaco.  The event lasts until June 12, 2011 at the Stade Louis II (Prince Louis Stadium.)

To view photos from today’s event please click the links here and here (for the last link type in the words “Charlene Wittstock” and voila!)

In other news, on June 10, 2011, the future princess of Monaco attended the GYN2011 conference at the Hotel Fairmont in Monaco.  To view photos please click the link here.

Sources: City Out Monaco and Royal Monaco

Photo courtesy of:  Palais Princier de Monaco

Lei Draping Ceremony in Honor of King Kamehameha the Great

On June 10, 2011, in front of Aliʻiōlani Hale the statue of King Kamehameha the Great was “…decorated with lei[s]. Placing long strands of flowers on the statue is a long-standing tradition” honoring the great king who united the Hawaiian Islands.

As I previously mentioned, celebrations will happen throughout the islands as well as on the mainland.  Here is the schedule for those living in Hawai’i per the King Kamehameha Celebrations Commission website:

June 11, 2011 – 95th  Annual King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade, 9:00 A.M.
Starting at King & Richards, ending at Kapi`olani Park via Punchbowl, Ala Moana and Kalakaua Avenue

Free validated parking at Restaurant Row. Bring the family and enjoy the festivities!

Parade will broadcast live on KFVE at 9am and www.k5thehometeam.com.
Rebroadcast, June 19 at 5pm, also on KFVE.

June 11, 2011 – King Kamehameha Celebration Ho`olaule`a, Kapi`olani Park, 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Island of Hawai`i

June 10, 2011 – Hilo:  Statue Lei-Draping Ceremony

June 11, 2011 – Hilo:  Kamehameha Festival, Moku Ola “Coconut Island”

http://www.KamehamehaFestival.org

June 11, 2011 – Kohala:  King Kamehameha Floral Parade and Statue Lei-Draping Ceremony

http://www.KamehamehaDayCelebration.org

June 11, 2011 – Kailua Kona:  King Kamehameha Day Community Parade

http://www.kamehamehaevent.org/index.html

Island of Maui

June 18, 2011 – Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pa`u Parade
Front Street, Lahaina

June 18, 2011 – Ho`olaule`a, Kamehameha `Iki Park, Moku`ula & Waiola Church

Island of Kaua`i

June 18, 2011 – King Kamehameha Floral Parade in Lihu`e
Starting at Vidinha Stadium (Ho`olako Street), 10:00am

In San Francisco, CA celebrations will take place at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.  For more information please click  here. 
Sources: Hawaii.gov and Star Advertiser

Trooping the Colour 2011

On June 11, 2011, the Trooping the Colour took place in London, England.  The entire British royal family came out for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday parade.

There are so many photos as well as videos so please click the links below to view:

Video OneVideo Two 

To watch the entire Trooping the Colour 2011 ceremony please click these links:  Part OnePart Two, and Part Three.

To view photos click the links: Photos galorePhotos Photos and more photos. 

A Happy Birthday to H.R.H. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh!!

Okay, I am not afraid to admit that H.R.H. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is one of my all time favorite royals.

With this being said, today is The Duke turns 90 years young.

Here is a documentary that I hope you will enjoy about Prince Philip entitled, The Duke at 90.

Click the links to watch: Part One and Part Two  

So, yeah, Happy Birthday, dude!   :)

Photo courtesy of: Wikipedia