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‘Royalty in the Islands’: A News Story about King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma of Hawai’i. Plus, Other News.

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 … Continue reading

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‘Iolani Palace in Search of Missing Items from the Hawaiian Royal Family

For many years now I’olani Palace, once the residence for the Hawaiian royal family, have been desperately searching for thousands of missing items that belonged to the Kings and Queens of Hawai’i.  According to the news site,  Hawai’i News Now, employees at I’olani Palace are: …specifically targeting furnishings from the bedrooms of King Kalakaua and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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King Kamehameha Day: Two-Day Celebrations Throughout the Islands of Hawai’i

Tomorrow is the beginning of the two-day celebrations to mark King Kamehameha Day in Hawai’i and this year’s theme is Wahine Holo Lio.  For those who are unaware of about the history of this awesome day here is a short history lesson for you: King Kamehameha Day was proclaimed in 1871 by King Kamehameha V, to … Continue reading

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Remembering the 1856 Royal Wedding Between H.M. King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma of Hawai’i

On Thursday April 28, 2011, KHON2 (a news station in Hawai’i) ran a video story about the 1856 royal wedding between King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma of Hawai’i. There is also an accompanying article, which I found incredibly interesting, so I thought I would share this information with you all. Here is a snippet from … Continue reading

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The Gold (Music) Room at I’olani Palace in Hawai’i is Finally Restored and Now Open to the Public!

Well, after years of restoration and hunting down valuable personal items from the Hawaiian monarchy the Gold (Music) Room at I’olani Palace is finally done. The public will be able to have their chance to view some amazing pieces within the Gold Room starting today on April 18, 2011.   KITV news has a report … Continue reading

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The Merrie Monarch Festival 2011: A Yearly Event in Honor of and Dedicated to His Majesty King Kalākaua of Hawai’i

For those of you who live in Hawai’i or plan on visiting the Big Island of Hawai’i (specifically Hilo) I just wanted to remind you that the Merrie Monarch Festival will take place on April 24-30, 2011. The festival “… honors the legacy left by King David Kalākaua, who inspired the perpetuation of our traditions, native … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading