High Chiefs Kameeiamoku and Kamanawa are known as the "Royal Twins" and were the supporters and chiefs of King Kamehameha the Great at the uprising of his dynasty. The twins are the two supporters seen on the coat of arms of the Hawaiian Monarchy, on the left is Kamanawa and the right is Kame`eiamoku, they were cousins to King Kamehameha's father, Keoua-nui. Another cousin of Keoua-nui who had helped Kamehameha was Keaweaheulu, for he was his General.
Kalakaua, Liliuokalani and James Kaliokalani are the direct descendants of Kame`eiamoku and Keaweaheulu and for this reason Kamehameha III officially proclaimed them eligible to the throne and was groomed at the Chiefs Children's School to be rulers. Upon the second time that the throne was left vacant, Kalakaua was elected to be king under the constitutional law. King Kalakaua's heir & successor was his sister Lili`uokalani who was dethroned by revolution in 1893. The line of succession ended after Princess Ka`iulani's death in 1899, the queen lived in retirement until her death in 1917. At this time, the hereditary head of the royal house and the only surviving royal member eligible to rule is her cousin, Princess Elizabeth Keka`aniau La`anui, great grandaughter of Keoua-nui.
King & Queen of Hawaii
Keaweikekahialiiokamoku & Kalanikauleleiaiwi