A rebellion, a famous fire, a secret engagement, and a fateful ride…let’s find out how Ka‘iulani’s story ends and how many of her mother Likelike’s deathbed predictions came true.
Think of these posts as rabbit holes – tidbits of information I stumbled on that led me somewhere unexpected. These stories are too good not to share, even if the women involved aren’t wearing tiaras. For example, when I found a reference to a vampire princess in 18th century Bohemia, I dropped what I was doing to figure out whether it was full of scheisse or a story worth telling. All these stories are jaw-dropping, heartbreaking, hilarious, or all of the above. I hope you enjoy them.
Continue the story of Princess Ka‘iulani of Hawai‘i as the Hawaiian revolution unseats her aunt and leaves her adrift…until she decides to take action and becomes a worldwide celebrity because of it.
Continue the story of Princess Ka‘iulani of Hawai‘i as she leaves her country to go to school in England. How do you learn to be a queen? And what do you do when your destiny seems out of reach, over 7,000 miles away?
Princess Ka‘iulani of Hawai‘i’s story is one of hope and betrayal, of deception and revolution, of surfing and painting and dancing, and of incredible tenacity and bravery.
What does it cost to blur the line between truth and fiction? A lot, as MGM found out. This is the story of a movie and a libel lawsuit – maybe the only one ever won with a murder confession. Its star? Princess Irina Yusupova. Find out what this quiet, soft-spoken woman did that had her lawyer later calling her “an advocate’s dream.”
A wife without a husband. A princess without a country. Meet Princess Marie Louise, a woman who lived life on her own terms.
When you google someone’s name and a bunch of vampire references come up, you stop what you’re doing and you investigate. If you’re me, and it’s during quarantine, you stop at nothing to figure out if said google subject is really a vampire princess.
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