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.
"Keoua nui is the founder of the Kamehameha Dynasty who founded the Hawaiian Kingdom."
- quote by Her Majesty Queen Liliʻuokalani 1898
By an official proclamation under the Kamehameha Dynasty, by His Majesty King Kamehameha III,
he publishes the following list of members of the royal house who are officially eligible to rule the kingdom.
"These are exclusively persons whose claims to the throne were acknowledged"
- quote by Her Majesty Queen Liliʻuokalani 1898
original publication in the Hawaiian Kingdom Journal
After the death of the last ruler, Her Majesty Queen Lili'uokalani in 1917, only the High Chiefess Princess Elizabeth Keka'aniau 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, Lili'uokalani 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 ali'i eligible to rule under the pertaining Articles of the Hawaiian Kingdom's constitutions, being the direct descendants of Keoua nui and his fathers siblings.
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 ali`i of the Kingdom as successor to the throne. The Legislative Assembly calls upon only the royal candidates of the highest ranking native ali`i from the list of eligibles to the throne submitted by King Kamehameha III. The list of the highest ranking native ali`i to be rulers was never expanded officially after Kamehameha III by any sovereign, including Kalakaua who was elected from the list in this manner and reigned for 17 years with legal heirs to the throne naming his sister, Princess Lili`uokalani.
The deposed Queen Lili`uokalani failed to secure a legal heir to the throne after Princess Ka`iulani 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 Lili`uokalani's cousin, the High Chiefess Princess Elizabeth Keka`aniau La`anui is now the hereditary head of this royal house and the only highest ranking ali`i alive on the list of eligibles to the throne 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 Keka`aniau, by the Grace of God has the legal and natural right under international law
to continue as "de jure" soveriegn under the illegally occupied Hawaiian Kingdom in 1917 - to preserve sovereignty, the royal family and the Hawaiian Kingdom.
Princess Elizabeth Keka`aniau announces her status as head of the royal house, a direct descendant of King Kamehameha's brother and the cousin of Queen Lili`uokalani.
Elizabeth claims the next head of this royal house by primogeniture will be her niece, Princess Theresa Owana Ka`ohelelani and then to her primogeniture descendants,
which has been handed down from generation to generation to her great grand daughter, Princess Owana Ka`ohelelani 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 Keaweikekahiali'iokamoku of Hawai'i, the Pi'ilanis and Kamalalawalus of Maui, the Kakuihewas and Kaleiomanuias of O'ahu and the Manokalanipos of Kaua'i: Moses Kekuaiwa, Alexander Liholiho, Lot Kamehameha, Victoria Kamamalu, Emma Rooke, William Lunalilo, David Kalakaua, Lydia Kamaka'eha, Bernice Pauahi, Elizabeth Keka'aniau La'anui, Jane Loeau Jasper, Abigail Maheha, Peter Young Ka'eo, James Kaliokalani Kapa'akea, William Pitt Kina'u and Mary Pa'a'aina, - 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 Kalanikupuapa'ikalaninui 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 La'anui Pratt in 1920 and published in Keoua, Father of Kings
The official list for the Legislature of native ali`i 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 Keka`aniau La`anui - 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 Keka`aniau's claim to protect the crownlands from annexation
March 2, 1893 Daily Bulletin, protests of Princess Elizabeth Keka`aniau, Queen Lili`uokalani & Princess Ka`iulani
1897 Princess Elizabeth Keka`aniau 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.)