Celebration of HM King Kalakaua’s birthday at I’olani Palace

On November 16, 2010 I’olani Palace had a royal birthday to celebrate.  His Majesty King Kalakaua’s birthday that is.

The royal guards marched in front of his amazing palace, centered in downtown Honolulu, as Prince David Kawananakoa and Princess Regina Kawananakoa looked on from the palace balcony.  Even though the Hawaiian monarchy ceased to exist on January 17, 1893, thanks to the illegal overthrow, descendants of the royal Hawaiian bloodline are still respected and dearly loved by the people of Hawaii.

Reviewing of the guard. Permission of use pending from I’olani Palace.

HM King Kalakaua, also known as the Merrie Monarch, would have been 174 years young.

If you ever have a chance to visit Oahu I highly recommend that you take a day to visit I’olani Palace.  It is an amazing place.

I’olani Palace

Hawaiian Monarchy Coat of Arms. Author’s own photo.

More information, history, and news about Hawaii and its former monarchy to come soon.  So stay tuned!

Hawaiian royal family Royal Family of Hawaii

Welcome to The Royal Correspondent!

Good Afternoon fellow royal watchers and casual peeps who happen to stumble upon this new blog by sheer accident!

Welcome to The Royal Correspondent!

The purpose of The Royal Correspondent is to share daily news, information, gossip, and of course fashion from the various royal houses around the world for an American audience.  We will provide you the royal news they way it should be: Unbiased, upfront, and when warranted a little snark thrown in the mix.  There are many blogs out there dedicated to one or perhaps two specific royal houses; however, this blog will hopefully be different.

The Royal Correspondent (TRC) will focus on the Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and  Spanish Royal houses, the Grand Ducal House of Luxembourg, as well as the Princely Houses of Monaco and Liechtenstein.   Non-reigning houses from Germany, France, and Hawaii will also be discussed.  But don’t fret, dear royal watchers, occasionally we will report on the daily happenings with the British Royal Family.

With TRC you will be able to read daily news articles that are translated into English along with photos as well as videos.  Every Friday, starting November 26, 2010, there will be a weekly fashion review entitled This Week in Royal Fashion. It is a weekly wrap-up of all the hits and misses from the royals.  From time to time we will also review various books from biographies to historical fiction.  Starting January 2011 TRC will debut it’s very own You Tube channel and bi-weekly Podcast via iTunes!

More will be added to The Royal Correspondent in regards to content so stay tuned!

~Alexandra

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