Rare Photos of Edward VIII, the Prince of Wales, Surfing in Hawai’i! Plus, An Article About the Late Princess Kaʻiulani of Hawai’i

The Museum of British Surfing recently uncovered rare photos of Edward VIII, the Prince of Wales, surfing off Waikiki in 1920 with legendary Hawaiian surfer, Duke Kahanamoku.

Click here to read a great article from the Guardian newspaper and here to view the images.

To learn more about the Museum of British Surfing please visit their official website here.

And, finally, here is an interesting article about the late Princess Kaʻiulani of Hawai’i.

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Random Royal News Regarding His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and His Royal Highness Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy (VIDEO)

It was recently announced that His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco will “…participate in the draw for the Davis Cup play on April 6-8, 2012.” At this time it is unknown if Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco will also attend the  upcoming event.

Meanwhile, it was announced this morning that His Royal Highness Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy had another operation on his nasal septum to remove several tumors.  The prince is recovering at a hospital in Geneva whereupon he recently tweeted, “Operation done … now I sleep.  Thank you for all of your messages [of support]

Click here to watch a news clip. (in Italian)

Sources: Palais Princier de Monaco and Emanuele Filiberto via Twitter.

His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje Participates Celebrates the Merger of Two Marine Research Institutions (VIDEOS)

On April 4, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje participated in the celebration of the merger between two marine research institutions, the Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology (CEME) and the Royal Dutch Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ).

According to RVD, the merger between these two institutions aims to “… strengthen the company’s international position in the field of coastal and marine research…”

Click the links below to watch two video news clips (in Dutch).

Sources: RVD and Omroep Zeeland

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Opens the 2012 Floriade World Horticultural Expo in Venlo (VIDEOS)

On April 4, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was in Venlo where she opened the 2012 Floriade World Horticultural Expo, “…which is organized once every ten years in Netherlands.”  Her Majesty was accompanied by the Secretary of Agriculture, Henk Bleacher, the mayor of Venlo, Hubert Bruls, as well as other local dignitaries.

During today’s opening Her Majesty toured the new open air theatre, viewed various gardens as well as pavilions, and more.  To learn more about the 2012 Floriade World Horticultural Expo please visit their official website here.

Click the links below to watch videos as well as to view photos.

Sources: RVD, NOS, and RD.nl