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Royal Order of the
Star of Oceania

In 1886, King Kalakaua established the Royal Order of the Star of Oceania to help build alliances with notable people throughout the Pacific and advancing his plan to establish a conference of islands across the Pacific.  It was abolished during the overthrow of Queen Lili’uokalani in 1893. Its statutes were rewritten and the award reestablished by the senior heir to the House of Keoua Nui, HRH Princess Owana Ka’ohelelani.

 

The Royal Order of the Star of Oceania or Ka Hoku O Osiania is highly awarded to the head of states/dynasties, 

also as awards of merit to loyal supporters of the royal family and those who provide excellent services in the field of cultural achievement and education.

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Ranks

Men`s pre nominal: Knight (for all ranks except Ocer rank) 

Ladies pre nominal: Dame (for all ranks except Ocer rank)

Ladies Post Nominal’s:
Men’s Post Nominal’s:

GCRSO = Dame Grand Cross/Cordon of                       the Royal Order of the Star of                         Oceania 

 

GORSO = Dame Grand Officer of the 

                 Royal Order of the Star of                               Oceania 

 

DCRSO = Dame Commander of the

                 Royal Order of the Star of                               Oceania   

 

ORSO    = Officer of the 

                 Royal Order of the Star of                               Oceania 

GCRSO =   Grand Cross/Cordon of the                           Royal Order of the Star of                               Oceania 

 

GORSO = Grand Officer of the 

                  Royal Order of the Star of                              Oceania 

 

KCRSO = Knight Commander of the                                Royal Order of the Star of                              Oceania 

 

ORSO   =  Officer of the 

                  Royal Order of the Star of                              Oceania

Decorations:

1) Grand Gross = GCRSO = Sash/Cordon            Jewell (Neck Jewell), Breast Star 

    and Miniature with gold crown pin 

 

2) Grand Officer = GORSO = Neck Jewell,            Breast Star and Miniature with silver crown      pin

      

3) Knight Commander = KCRSO = Neck                Jewell and Miniature with bronze crown pin

 

4) Officer = ORSO = Neck Jewell and                     Miniature in silver

 

 

All members of the order upon receiving their brevet must get their insignia from the Office of the Chancellor only. It is against the royal house to copy and obtain unauthorized insignia as they are trademarked and will be considered a counterfeit and is unlawful.  

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1) Grand Gross = GCRSO = Sash/Cordon                Jewell (Neck Jewell), Breast Star 

        and Miniature with gold crown pin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) Grand Officer = GORSO = Neck Jewell and      Breast Star and Miniature with 

      silver crown 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Knight Commander = KCRSO = Neck                Jewell  and  Miniature with bronze crown           pin 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Officer = ORSO = Neck Jewell and                     Miniature in silver

Members only
Members only
Members only
Members only
Insignia is for members only
Inquire with the Chancellor

Information about the Royal Orders of the Hawaiian Kingdom

 

 

The Kingdom of Hawai’i was established in 1810 by King Kamehameha I of the House of Keoua Nui at the capitulation of all the other island chiefs.  During the reign of his son, Kamehameha III (1825-1854), it was felt that a royal order of chivalry needed to be established to match the international recognition of the islands as a sovereign kingdom among the nations of the world. 

 

Royal Order of the Crown. The idea for a Hawaiian order was first discussed in an Order-in-Council meeting in 1848 but was not implemented due to resistance from the America missionaries who generally did not favor monarchical symbols.  The Royal Order of the Crown was finally awarded during the reign of King Kalakaua and is the oldest of the royal orders.  In 2016 its statutes were rewritten and the award reestablished by the senior heir to the House of Keoua Nui, HRH Princess Owana Ka’ohelelani.

 

Royal Order of King Kamehameha I.  In 1865 King Kamehameha V established this order to honor his grandfather, the conqueror Kamehameha I.  In 1902, Prince Kuhio reorganized the order and secularized it, the kingdom having been overthrown in 1893 and annexed by the United States in 1898.  It is debated if he had such authority, since he was never legal heir to the kingdom due to adoption and the lack of royal blood. It now operates as a fraternal origination under several, often competing chapters.

 

Royal Order of Kalakaua I.  To celebrate his coronation, King Kalakaua created the Royal Order of Kalakaua.  It has never been reestablished.

 

Royal Order of Kapi’olani.  Established by King Kalakaua in 1880, this order was awarded for those prominent in humanitarian causes and artistic endeavors.  It was abrogated in 1893.

 

Royal Order of the Star of Oceania.  In 1886, King Kalakaua established this order to help build alliances with notable people throughout the Pacific and advancing his plan to establish a conference of islands across the Pacific.  It was abolished during the overthrown of Queen Lili’uokalani in 1893. Its statutes were rewritten and the award reestablished by the senior heir to the House of Keoua Nui, HRH Princess Owana Ka’ohelelani.

 

Princess Owana Ka’ohelelani.  As senior heir to the ruling House of Keoua Nui, Princess Owana has placed the royal orders under her patronage.  Since they were never nationalized with the Overthrow, they are recast as House Orders awarded at the pleasure of its head.  In respecting the long fraternal establishment of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I, she supports that organization.  Princess Owana owns title to the trade names of all orders except this one, through the State of Hawaii Bureau of Conveyances.  She intends to re-establish the other orders. Therefore, any use of these names by other parties is noted as prohibited as a breech of trade name infringement, and any orders issued by these parties must be considered counterfeit. In addition, Princess Owana has established the House Order of Ka’ohelelani in honor of her mother.  It exists in seven classes and is given only to members of the Royal Family.