King Kamehameha the Great,
Founder of the Hawaiian Kingdom
First King of all Hawaiʻi
Royal House of Keoua nui
 
King Kamehameha the Great 
Royal House of Keōua Nui

King Kamehameha I was the son of Keōua Kalani- kupuapaʻikalaninui with his consort the High Chiefess Kekuʻiapoiwa.  Kamehameha had conquered and united all the Hawaiian Islands and became the first king of all Hawaiʻi during the year of 1700-1800 A.D.  His son, Liholiho ascended the throne under the title of
King Kamehameha II on May 20, 1819

King Kamehameha II

Reigned From 1819-1824

Prince Liholiho was the son of King Kamehameha I with his consort, High Chiefess Keōpūolani, succeeding the throne from his father on May 20, 1819,  His brother, Kauikeaouli was his successor taking the title of
King Kamehameha III.
 
H.M. King Kamehameha III

Reigned From 1825-1854

Prince Kauikeaouli was the son of King Kamehameha I and his consort, the High Chiefess Keōpūolani, succeeding the throne from his brother, King Kamehameha II on June 6, 1825.  His nephew, Prince Alexander Liholiho was his successor, taking the title of Kamehameha IV
 
H.M. King Kamehameha IV

Reigned From 1854-1863

Prince Alexander Liholiho was the Son of High Chief Mataio Kekūanāoʻa & Princess Kinaʻu (daughter of Kamehameha I), succeeding the throne from his uncle, H.M. King Kamehameha III on December 15, 1854.  His brother Prince Lot Kapuaiwa was his successor, taking the title of Kamehameha V
 
H.M. King Kamehameha V

Reigned From 1863-1872

Prince Lot Kapuaiwa was the Son of High Chief Mataio Kekūanāoʻa & Princess Kinaʻu (daughter of King Kamehameha I), succeeding the throne on November 30, 1863, after his brother, King Kamehameha IV.  He did not officially name an heir to the throne, which enabled the constitutional law to elect an aliʻi by the legislature.  The candidates were those of the highest rank who were proclaimed eligible to the throne by King Kamehameha III and was groomed to be a ruler at the Chief's Children's School. The aliʻi who won the election was William Lunalilo, a descendant from a brother of Kamehameha I
 
H.M. King Lunalilo

Reigned From 1873-1874

High Chief Charles William Lunalilo was eligible to the throne by decree of King Kamehameha III and was groomed at the Chiefs Children's School, succeeding the throne on January 8, 1873 by election under constitutional law. He was the son of High Chief Charles Kanaʻina & Princess Kekāuluohi (niece of Kamehameha I).  He also did not officially name an heir to the throne, which enabled the constitutional law to elect again an aliʻi by the legislature.  The candidates again were those of the highest rank who were proclaimed eligible to the throne by Kamehameha III. The aliʻi who won the election was High Chief David Kalākaua.
 
H.M. King Kalākaua

Reigned From 1874-1891

High Chief David Kalākaua was eligible to the throne by royal decree of King Kamehameha III and was groomed at the Chiefs Children's School.  He was the son of High Chief Kapaʻakea & High Chiefess Keohokālole, descended from Keōua nui's father's brother, Kalaninuiʻiamamao.  He succeeded the throne on February 13, 1874 by election under the constitutional law.  His successor was his sister, Princess Liliʻu Kamakaʻeha taking the title of Liliʻuokalani
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H.M. Queen Liliʻuokalani

Reigned From 1891-1893

(Sovereign under occupation until 1917)

Princess Liliʻu Kamakaʻeha was the daughter of High Chief Kapaʻakea & High Chiefess Keohokālole succeeding the throne from her brother, King Kalākaua on January, 29, 1991.  She was illegally deposed on January 17, 1893 and died on November, 11, 1917, while her nation was under an illegal occupation.  Her only legal heir to the throne was her niece, H.R.H. Princess Kaʻiulani who died childless in 1899, ending the Kalakaua dynastic line of succession and enabling an eligible ruler of royal decree.
 
 
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H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth Kekaʻaniau Laʻanui

Head of the Royal House From 1917-1928

High Chiefess Elizabeth Kekaʻaniau Laʻanui was eligible to the throne by royal decree of His Majesty King
Kamehameha III.  She was the daughter of High Chiefess Owana Kaheiheimālie & High Chief Gideon Peleʻioholani Laʻanui, the grand nephew of King Kamehameha I.  Elizabeth was the hereditary head of the royal house, the "de jure" sovereign of the Hawaiian kingdom after the death of her cousin, Queen Liliʻuokalani on November 11, 1917 while still under an illegal occupation.  Princess Elizabeth was the only aliʻi eligible to the throne in 1917 and was groomed to be a ruler along with the other sovereigns at the Chiefs Children's School since 5 years old.  Princess Elizabeth publicly proclaimed her sovereign rights as head of the royal house after the queens death.   Elizabeth named her heir and successor will be her only niece, Princess Theresa Owana Ka'ōhelelani La'anui.
H.R.H. Princess Theresa Owana
Kaʻōhelelani Laʻanui

Head of the Royal House

From 1928-1944

High Chiefess Theresa Owana Kaʻōhelelani Laʻanui was the daughter of Chiefess Kamaikaopa (grand daughter of Keohokālole) and High Chief Gideon Kaʻilipalaki Laʻanui (brother of Princess Elizabeth Kekaʻaniau Laʻanui), she became the head of the royal house after the passing of Princess Elizabeth Kekaʻaniau Laʻanui in 1928, continuing her royal prerogatives, her dynastic rights as the "de jure" sovereign of the Hawaiian kingdom which was still under a prolonged illegal occupation.  Her son, Prince Robert Keoua Kalanikupuapaʻikalaninui would become the head of the royal house.
 
H.R.H. Princess Helena
Kalokuokamaile 
Wilcox Salazar

Head of the Royal House

From 1944 - 1988

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H.R.H. Prince Robert Keōua Kalanikupuapaʻikalaninui Wilcox
 
H.R.H. Prince Robert Keōua Kalanikupuapaʻikalaninui Wilcox was the only son of Princess Theresa Owana Kaʻōhelelani Laʻanui Wilcox, and her husband, the Honorable Robert William Kalanihiapo Wilcox.  Prince Robert Keōua was to become the head of the royal house, unfortunately he died in 1934 at an early age of 41. His first child, Princess Helena Kalokuokamaile  became the head of the royal house after Princess Theresa's death in 1944. Her daughter, Princess Owana Kaʻōhelelani Salazar succeeded her and became the head of the royal house in 1988.
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H.R.H. Princess Owana Kaʻōhelelani
Laʻanui Wilcox Salazar

Head of the Royal House

From 1988-present