Thursday, August 21, 2008

Monarchists take over in Hawaii...sort of.

Some of you know that I have recently become a quasi-closet-monarchist. I'm still a registered Republican lets face it, we're pretty much living in an elected Monarchy anyhow. From The Monarchist blog comes this story:

Monarchists "Reinstall" King Of Hawaii

By Neil Welton (Leader, Monarchy Wales)

In dramatic scenes tourists have been turned away from the Iolani Royal Palace in Honolulu after "a brief occupation" by monarchists who also "officially reinstalled" the islands' King back on the throne. The takeover began last Friday and lasted around two hours before State Police entered to bring it all to an end. A group identifying its leader as King Akahi Nui claimed responsibility for the Palace's occupation. They also distributed "an occupation public information bulletin" which read: "His Majesty Akahi Nui, The King of Hawaii, has now reoccupied the throne of Hawaii. The Kingdom of Hawaii is now re-enacted." The group reiterated the fact King Nui was officially "crowned" King in 1998 and this could not be denied. In chaotic scenes, when the protest began, Kippen de Alba Chu, Executive Director of The Friends of The Iolani Palace, announced: "They have got a King and the King wants to sit on His throne."

Read the rest here.

1 comment:

radical royalist said...

Although I think occupying the Queen's Palace was not right, I am glad the Hawai'ian Monarchist drew attention to their cause. There was no justification for the overthrow of the Hawai'ian Monarchy in 1893.

Good to have you on the side of the Monarchists, Matt.

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