On the evening of April 6, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa of Hawai’i attended the 2013 Merrie Monarch hula competition held at the Edith Kanaka‘ole stadium in Hilo, Hawai’i. During last night’s festivities the lovely princess “… donated $2,000 to each participating kumu hula, and $25,000 to the Merrie Monarch Festival and… Read More News Regarding Her Royal Highness Princess Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa of Hawai’i. (VIDEOS)
Well, it’s that time of year again! It’s the 2013 Merrie Monarch Festival a yearly event which “…honors the legacy left by King David Kalākaua, who inspired the perpetuation of our traditions, native language and the arts.” Yay! So, yeah, every year I mention this fantastic event because, well, I can. 🙂 Moreover, it is truly a… Read More The 2013 Merrie Monarch Festival: A Yearly Event in Honor of and Dedicated to His Majesty the Late King Kalākaua of Hawai’i. (VIDEOS)
Here is a rare interview from 2010 with Her Royal Highness Princess Abigail Kawānanakoa of Hawai’i.
On March 30, 2012, His Majesty King Tupou VI of Tonga announced his heir to the Tongan throne at “…his residence Liukava.” Prince ‘Ulukalala, the king’s eldest son, is now known as His Royal Highness Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala of Tonga. On April 5, 2012, members of the Tongan royal family ended their ten days of mourning by… Read More Random Royal News Regarding the Tongan Royal Family. Plus, News Regarding the 2012 Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, 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.… Read More Rare Photos of Edward VIII, the Prince of Wales, Surfing in Hawai’i! Plus, An Article About the Late Princess Kaʻiulani of Hawai’i
Click here to read an article about the celebrations on the island of Kauai regarding and honoring the late Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana‘lo Pi‘ikoi. To learn more about the prince please click here. Photo courtesy of the now defunct Honolulu Advertiser
On December 18, 2011, the Bishop Museum on the island of O’ahu celebrated the birthday of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, founder of the Kamehameha Schools. During Sunday’s celebrations there were performances from Hâlau Ka Leo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka Lâ, traditional chants, a presentation from renowned historian, DeSoto Brown, and much more. According to president… Read More The Bishop Museum Celebrates the 180th Birthday of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop
Here are several old and interesting news reports from KHON and KITV about Hawaiian royalty. Click the links below to watch: Hawaiian Ali\’i at I\’olani Palace Hawaiian Royalty and their Legacies King Kalani Kauikeaouli Kamehameha III Photo: Author’s own
Here is an old news report (April 28, 2011) from KITV News in Hawai’i about the royal wedding between Their Majesties King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma of Hawai’i. Click here to watch the video. 🙂 By the way, the reporters mention the word Kahili in the news report, and if you don’t know what a… Read More ‘Royalty in the Islands’: A News Story about King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma of Hawai’i. Plus, Other News.
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… Read More Lei Draping Ceremony in Honor of King Kamehameha the Great