Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fact of the Day: Hawaiian Princess Victoria

During the time of the Hawaiian monarchy, there was a crown princess named Victoria Kamamalu. The reason she had a English name like Victoria was because of the Hawaiian monarchy's close friendship to the British monarchy. 

23 comments:

  1. Wow! This is a new one on me. I hadn't even heard about her. Thank you for this fact.

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  2. Oh very interesting
    She look more mexican for me
    xx


    www.sakuranko.com

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  3. Never knew Hawaii had the hand wavers lol

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    1. Captain Cook "discovered" the islands. I think they were called the "Sandwich Islands" at the time...? Which explains that whole English thing.
      History without a net (i.e., Google).

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    3. Deleted for grammatical error.

      Cook landed a couple of times on the
      "Sandwich Islands". He eventually was killed
      there on a discovery voyage in 1779.
      Nine years after he claimed Australia for
      "Pommy-Land{ (England).

      The last monarch of Hawaii was Queen Liliuokalani,
      overthrown in 1893.

      The ignorance of some of the blog commentators on this
      blog is mind-blowing, but then a recent "would be" VP
      of "Moose fame" etc, didn't even know that Hawaii was
      a state of the Union!!
      What a "tea party" it would have been with a victory.
      We'd all be blown up by now!
      Colin (Brisbane.Australia)

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  4. The state of Hawaii's flag still contains a small Union Jack, doesn't it? The only US state flag to do so.

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  5. Hawaii was stolen from the Hawaiian people by the American sugar barons, who wanted the islands for commercial purposes. Hawaii has a legitimate argument for succession since their entry into the Union was hardly voluntary.

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    1. I'm sad to say that a few states could also make that claim.

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  6. when did their monarchy end ?

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  7. In Ukraine so many girls have the name Victoria too.

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  8. I want to be a Hawaiian princess someday :) One's gotta have life goals, right?

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