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 26, 1871, HRH Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Pi’ikoi was born in Kōloa, Kaua’i, Hawai’i. And, today throughout the Hawaiian Islands people have the day off and are celebrating the life of this amazing man. So, yeah, Happy Prince Kūhiō Day! 🙂 Click here , here, here and here to learn more about the late prince. 🙂 Video from last year’s… Read More Remembering HRH Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Pi’ikoi. (VIDEOS)
On November 16, 1836, David Laʻamea Kamanakapuʻu Mahinulani Nalaiaehuokalani Lumialani Kalākaua was born, and in honor of the late king the Friends of ‘Iolani Palace and the Royal Guard of the Hawai’i Air National Guard celebrated his 176th birthday this past Friday. Click here to view photos. And, finally, here is an interesting video news report… Read More Celebrating the late His Majesty King Kalākaua of Hawai’i’s Birthday at ‘Iolani Palace. (VIDEO)
On Sunday, September 2, 2012, the people throughout the Hawaiian Islands will celebrate the late Queen Liliʻuokalani’s birthday. At ‘Iolani Palace there will be an ‘Onipa’a celebration presented by the “… Hawai’i Pono’i Coalition, the celebration opens with an Oli by kumu Kalani Akana followed by a hula performance as well as an ecumenical service honoring the Queen…” For… Read More Hawai’i Celebrates Her Majesty Queen Liliʻuokalani’s Birthday. (VIDEOS)
On this day in Hawaiian royal family history a gala ball was to take place in honor of Her Majesty Queen Lili`okalani’s birthday. Sadly, it was not to be. Click here to find out why as well as to view a rare photo from ‘Iolani Palace. 🙂
Here is a interesting fact recently published by ‘Iolani Palace via the now defunct Pacific Commercial Advertiser newspaper: “On the afternoon Monday, August 12, 1882, His Majesty the King entertained the Nobles and Representatives at a banquet at the dining hall of the new palace….” Click here to read the rest of the article on the… Read More This Week in Hawaiian Royal History… (VIDEO)
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