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.

 

Members of the royal house who were eligible to rule the kingdom by Authority of

His Majesty King Kamehameha III, published in the Hawaiian Kingdom Journal

After the death of the last ruler, Her Majesty Queen Lili'oukalani in 1917,

only the High Chiefess Princess Elizabeth Keka'aniau remains alive for succession

 

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.  Article 22 states that upon failing to name an heir to the throne, and if the throne should become vacant, the Legislative Assembly, who shall elect by ballot some native ali`i of the Kingdom as successor to the throne. The Legislative Assembly calls on 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 Lili`uokalani.  The deposed Queen Lili`uokalani failed to secure a legal heir to the throne after Princess Ka`iulani and dies in 1917 under an illegal occupation, leaving the throne vacant.  In 1917, Queen Lili`uokalani's cousin, the High Chiefess Elizabeth Keka`aniau La`anui is the hereditary head of this royal house and now 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 no more,  the head of the royal house and preemptive to the throne, High Chiefess Elizabeth Keka`aniau, by the Grace of God has the natural right under international law

to continue as "de jure" sovereign under the illegally occupied Hawaiian Kingdom in 1917. 

Princess Elizabeth Keka`aniau announces her status as head of the royal house,

a direct descendant of King Kamehameha's brother and also a 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

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 Member of the Kamehameha Dynasty,  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

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 support of claim to the throne of 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

Fons Honorum and Preservation of the Royal House of Hawaii