Queen of Hawaii Claims to Own Grand Wailea Resort

Paulson & Co. and Winthrop Realty Trust don’t own the land underneath the bankrupt Grand Wailea Resort Hotel and Spa in Hawaii, at least according to Sir Edward Cooper, whose letterhead says he is the Diplomatic Emissary for the Sovereign Nation of Akua.

Cooper wrote in September to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane, telling him the land is owned by “none other than Her Royal Majesty, Grace Cooper (formally Akahi Wahine), who is the reigning queen of the Kingdom of Hawaii.”

Cooper said he has DNA to prove the queen’s “royal descendancy.”

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