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Eligibles to the Throne Timeline
Fons Honorum and Preservation of the Royal Family

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Since the illegal overthrow of our Hawaiian Monarchy in 1893, existence and visibility of this royal family remained constant, consistent, and obvious, continued royal prerogatives, using royal titles, recognizing worthy individuals with knighthoods and other decorations and honors.  Confirms continuity and that this Royal Family of Hawaiʻi never relinquished their royal status, and has been active members of the international community as the rightful heirs to the former Hawaiian de facto throne for over 100 years, thus clearly continued to preserve sovereignty required and protected under International law.

 -Keouanui is the father of H.M. Kamehameha I who founded the Hawaiian Kingdom under his absolute rule, his first son, H.M. King Kamehameha II succeeded him, followed by his third son, H.M. King Kamehameha III who had established the Constitutional Monarchy.

-By an official proclamation by his second son, His Majesty King Kamehameha III,

he publishes the following list of members of the royal house who are officially Eligible to Rule the kingdom:

 

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"These are exclusively persons whose claims to the throne were acknowledged"

                                                                                                                   - quote by Her Majesty Queen Liliʻuokalani 1898

 

                    "Keoua nui is the founder of the Kamehameha Dynasty who founded the Hawaiian Kingdom." 

                                                                                                               - quote by Her Majesty Queen Liliʻuokalani 1898

 

 

After the death of the last ruler, Her Majesty Queen Liliʻuokalani in 1917, only the High Chiefess Princess Elizabeth Kekaʻaniau remained alive on the list of eligible rulers to claim the throne.  Princess Elizabeth's eligibility to the throne was acknowledged by all the sovereigns of the Hawaiian Kingdom and the Legislature.  Confirmed and published by the last sovereign, Queen, Liliʻuokalani before her death.

 

The Succession to the throne is named by the sovereign under a proper royal proclamation or a ratified and approved constitution, naming the heir to the throne or a line of succession according to the law.  In 1844, King Kamehameha III ignored wide claims to the dynasty from other chiefly relatives, and thereby, submitted an official list to the Legislature as the Order-in-Council of a selection of the highest ranking native aliʻi Eligible to be Rulers under the pertaining Articles of the Hawaiian Kingdom's constitutions, being the direct descendants of Keoua nui and his fathers siblings. The Eligible Rulers were made pre-emptive to the throne and was highly educated, disciplined and groomed to be a ruler at the Royal Family Boarding School known as the Chiefs Children's School or Royal School during the years of 1839 to 1850.  All Eligible Rulers were publicly announced by name and were given precedence within the royal court in all public appearances, ceremonies and royal processions accorded by their rank and under the Code of Etiquette.  

 

As a safeguard for the throne to prevent anarchy - should the reigning dynastic line of succession come to an end and upon failing to name an heir to the throne or if the throne should become vacant, Article 22 states that the Legislative Assembly, shall then elect by ballot some native aliʻi of the Kingdom as successor to the throne. The Legislative Assembly calls upon the royal candidates of the highest ranking native aliʻi from the list of Eligible Rulers submitted by King Kamehameha III.  The list of the highest ranking native aliʻi to be rulers was never expanded officially after King Kamehameha III by any sovereign, including King Kalākaua - Regarding the Board of Genealogy of Hawaiian Chiefs;  Those who submitted their genealogy to be examined by board were not Eligible Rulers.  The board's duties were to revise, correct and record the genealogy of Hawaiian chiefs, meles and tabus.  The Act to create the Board of Genealogy was also later appealed and the board was disbanded in 1887 by His Majesty King Kalākaua. 

 

King Kalākaua's successor was his sister, Liliʻuokalani, however, Queen Liliʻuokalani failed to secure a legal heir to the throne after Princess Kaʻiulani who died in 1899. The queen dies later in 1917 under an illegal occupation, ending the dynastic line of succession and leaving the throne vacant.  In 1917, Queen Liliʻuokalani's cousin, the High Chiefess Princess Elizabeth Kekaʻaniau Laʻanui is now the hereditary head of this royal house and the only highest ranking ali`i alive on the list of Eligible Rulers provided for the Legislative Assembly for Article 22.  Given the fact of the overthrow and that the Legislative Assembly is in abeyance, the head of the royal house and preemptive to the throne, High Chiefess Elizabeth Kekaʻaniau, by the Grace of God has the legal natural right under international law to continue the Fons Honorum to preserve sovereignty, the royal family and the Hawaiian Kingdom.

 

Princess Elizabeth Kekaʻaniau announces her status as head of the royal house, a direct descendant of King Kamehameha's brother and the cousin of Queen Liliʻuokalani.  

Elizabeth claims the next head of this royal house by primogeniture will be her niece, Princess Theresa Owana Kaʻōhelelani and then to her primogeniture descendants, 

which has been handed down from generation to generation to her great grand daughter, Princess Owana Kaʻōhelelani Salazar. 

~Quoted statements by H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth Keka'aniauokalani La'anui Pratt in 1920 and published in Keoua, Father of Kings:

“Out of the promising group of youthful scions of Hawaii’s Nobility, the descendants of the royal houses of Keaweikekahialiʻiokamoku of Hawai'i, the Piʻilanis and Kamalalawalus of Maui, the Kakuihewas and Kaleiomanuias of Oʻahu and the Manokalanipos of Kauaʻi: Moses Kekuaiwa, Alexander Liholiho, Lot Kamehameha, Victoria Kamamalu, Emma Rooke, William Lunalilo, David Kalakaua, Lydia Kamakaʻeha, Bernice Pauahi, Elizabeth Keka'aniau Laʻanui, Jane Loeau Jasper, Abigail Maheha, Peter Young Kaʻeo, James Kaliokalani Kapaʻakea, William Pitt Kina'u and Mary Paʻaʻaina, - there remains but one survivor to cherish the reminiscences of those dear, sweet days of long ago, and that one is this writer of Keoua, Father of Kings.
 

"Keoua Kalanikupuapaʻikalaninui is progenitor of the Keoua line and likewise of the Kamehameha's. (My brother) Gideon Ka'ilipalaki La'anui by his wife Kamaikaopa left an only child, a daughter, Theresa Owana Ka'ohelelani, who by her husbands, AJ Cartwright Junior, and the Hon. Robert W. Wilcox, has a family of children and grandchildren, forming the junior branch of the
Keoua family now living. They and I are the only sole representatives of the senior line,comprise the only descendants of the grand and famous chieftain, Keoua Nui." 

~Quoted statements by H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth Keka'aniauokalani Laʻanui Pratt in 1920 and published in Keoua, Father of Kings

 

The official list for the Legislature of native aliʻi of the highest rank who are eligible to the throne under Article 22. 

Princess Elizabeth Keka`aniau's rights to the throne of the Hawaiian Kingdom (1874, page 4)

1920 Publication of the "Keoua Father of Kings" by High Chiefess Elizabeth Kekaʻaniau Laʻanui - Head of the Royal House

1985 Publication of Hawaiian Genealogies pertaining to the relation of Princess Elizabeth Keka`aniau to the Kamehamehas and Queen Lili`uokalani

 

History of the Preservation of this Royal House of Hawaiʻi 

February 24, 1893 letter to the Secretary of State for Princess Elizabeth Kekaʻaniau's claim to protect the crownlands from annexation

March 2, 1893 Daily Bulletin, protests of Princess Elizabeth Kekaʻaniau, Queen Liliʻuokalani & Princess Kaʻiulani

1897 Princess Elizabeth Kekaʻaniau donates to the Bishop Museum, the bust of King Kamehameha II given by the British King George IV in 1824

1898 Queen Lili`uokalani acknowledges Keouanui as the founder of the Kamehameha Dynasty and her relation to him (chapter 1)

1898 Queen Lili`uokalani acknowledges Princess Elizabeth Keka`aniau's eligibility to the throne and royal alumni (chapter 1)

1901 Princess Theresa Owana presenting her royal titles among the U.S. Senate, other states and countries

1901 Princess Theresa Owana creation & publication of the Home Rula Republika Newspaper Co., an oposition to the oligarcys newspapers

1902 Princess Theresa Owana  meets the President and Vice President of the United States at the Inauguration Ball in Washington DC

1903 Princess Theresa Owana and Robert Wilcox at the Home Rule luau with Queen Liliuokalani

1903 Funeral procession, Princess Theresa Owana honoring her late husband the Honorable Robert Kalanihiapo Wilcox

1904, The royal family, Princess Theresa Owana takes over the native Hawaiian political party- Published in Spokane Washington Press

1905 Princess Theresa Owana entertains Prince of Italy

1905 Princess Theresa Owana will entertain Queen of Italy

1907 Princess Theresa Owana called on by the Chinese Consul

1910 publication of the Court Beauties of 50 years ago the High Chiefess Elizabeth Keka`aniau

1914 Memorial ceremony of King Kamehameha III, officiating is the Princess Elizabeth Keka`aniau Pratt with Queen Lili`uokalani

1917 Order of Ka'ohelelani of Princess Theresa Owana Ka'ohelelani

1920 public announcement by High Chiefess Elizabeth Keka`aniau La`anui as head of the royal house, published by Star Bulletin 1920 "Keoua Father of Kings"

1923 Lorrin Thurston, conspirator of the overthrow acknowledges Princess Theresa Owana's rights to the throne and helps her to receive a pension

1928, September 11, High Chiefess Elizabeth Keka`aniau is honored on her 94th birthday

1928 Quadrilles of the royal court of King Kamehameha IV on play "Ka`a Ona Ka Malama", conducted by Princess Elizabeth Keka`aniau

1928  Ali`i hears final call, High Chiefess, the Princess Elizabeth Keka`aniau passes away pg 1

1928  Ali`i hears final call, High Chiefess, the Princess Elizabeth Keka`aniau passes away pg 2

1928, The Vanishing Regime and last of the royal, Elizabeth Keka`aniau La`anui

1936 Princess Theresa Owana revives the days of Hawaiian royalty, her life story- Honolulu Star Bulletin pg 1

1936 Princess Theresa Owana revives the days of Hawaiian royalty, her life story- Honolulu Star Bulletin pg 2

1937 Head of the Royal House, Princess Theresa Owana was called upon by Postmaster Wilson

1937 National record stamp sales for Kamehameha I, stamps endorsed by Princess Theresa Owana pt 1

1937 National record stamp sales for Kamehameha I, stamps endorsed by Princess Theresa Owana pt 2

1938 Letter from the President of the U.S.A, Franklin Roosevelt to Princess Theresa Owana, a freindly relation greeting

1940 Princess Theresa Owana decorating the Lunalilo tomb 

1942  Celebrated birthday of Princess Theresa Owana serenaded by the Royal Hawaiian Band, compliments of the Mayor Petrie

1942 Celebrated birthday of Princess Theresa Owana with her daughter, grand daughter and great grand daughter, News Picture

1944 Princess Theresa Owana Passes away, Princess Helena Kalokuokamaile Salazar becomes the head of the royal house

1955 The Story of Hawaiian Royalty, Princess Theresa Owana and descendants of the royal house -Honolulu Advertiser

1975 Māori Queen Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu meets the head of the royal house of Hawaiʻi HRH Princess Helena Kalokuokamaile on her official tour over seas

1976 Hearings to Establish the Native Hawaiian Claims Commission Joint Resolution#155, U.S. Senate 94th Congress, by Princess Theresa Owana's grandchildren page 202

1977 Hearings of the Native Hawaiian Study Commission Joint Resolution#4, U.S. Senate 95th Congress, claims to the crown, by Princess Theresa Owana's grandchildren pages 85-126, 212

1981, The royal grand daughters of Princess Theresa Owana

1983 Lawyer support of claim to the throne for Princess Elizabeth Keka`aniau and head of the royal house

1984 Hearings of the Report of the Native Hawaiian Study Commission, U.S. Senate 98th Congress, support of claims to the crown for Princess Elizabeth Keka`aniau and her heirs page 581, 71

1985 Publication of Hawaiian Genealogies pertaining to the relation of Princess Elizabeth Keka`aniau and Princess Theresa to the Kamehamehas and Queen Lili`uokalani

1985 Unveiling the portrait of Princess Elizabeth Keka`aniau in Kawaiaha`o Church by Princess Helena Salazar Kalokuokamaile

1987  Princess Helena Kalokuokamaile Salazar is Ali`i Nui of Ka Lahui Hawai`i Sovereign Nation 

1988 Princess Owana Ka`ohelelani Salazar is head of the royal house, succeeding her mother, Princess Helena Kalokuokamaile Salazar

1989 Unveiling the portriait of Princess Elizabeth Keka`aniau for the 150th anniversary of the Royal School

1993 Unveiling of the Statue of Honorable Robert Kalanihiapo Wilcox, husband of Princess Theresa Owana Ka`ohelelani

1994 Interview with Princess Owana Salazar, Honolulu Advertiser

1997 The Royal Family of Hawai`i Official Website established

1998 Interview with Princess Owana Salazar

1998 Princess Owana Salazar protest rally in Washington D.C, Washington Post

1999 New publication of "Keoua Father of Kings", listing legitimate descendants of the royal house 

2008 Publication of Princess Elizabeth Keka`aniau La`anui, Member of the Kamehameha Dynasty, Eligible to the Throne

2011 publication of "Rhetorics of Value", page 37 article of Princess Elizabeth Keka`aniau's unique kahili donation to the Bishop Museum

2015 support of protest to the UN for desecrating Mauna Kea

2016 re-established royal orders of the Hawaiian Kingdom

2017 Re-established international relations between royal houses

2018 KITV News story of Kamehameha Day, June 11, with Her Royal Highness Princess Owana Salazar

2018 Her Royal Highness Princess Owana Salazar is awarded at the 22nd Annual Military Ball in New York City

2019 Pre-publication of "Keoua father of Kings", written by the Head of the Royal House,Princess Elizabeth Keka'aniau La'anui in 1920

2020 Re-publication of "Keoua father of Kings", written by the Head of the Royal House,Princess Elizabeth Keka'aniau La'anui in 1920

2020 Onipaʻa Peace March HRH Princess Owana Kaʻōhelelani and royal family members, KITV reporter Tom GeorgeTV

2020 May 24 Speech of Princess Owana Kaʻōhelelani in support of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

2020 June 5, HRH Princess Owana Kaʻōhelelani a key speaker on the UN World Environment Day Visionaries Forum

2021  Article of the I.C.O.C  The International Commission of Orders of Chivalry publication for HRH Princess Owana Kaʻōhelelani

May 14, 2022 H.R.H. Princess Owana Kaʻōhelelani is appointed as President of Hawaii Delegation of the Associacione Insigniti Onorificenze Cavalleresche (A.I.O.C.)

May 17. 2022 Article of the Corriere Torino newspaper publication in Turin Italy for HRH Princess Owana Kaʻōhelelani, Page 1

May 17. 2022 Article of the Corriere Torino newspaper publication in Turin Italy for HRH Princess Owana Kaʻōhelelani, Page 2

Jan. 17. 2022 Publication of the Voyage of the Blonde, Biography of Charles Robert Malden

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