Her Royal Highness Princess Owana Kaʻōhelelani of Hawaiʻi sends the following message to His Majesty King Tupou VI and the people of the Tonga due to the recent Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcanic eruption.

“I am deeply saddened and concerned due to the extensive damage caused by the eruption and heavy flooding in the capital of Nuku'alofa and hold tremendous hope that all loved ones will be fully and safely reunited.

As your Oceania relatives to the Northeast, I stand alongside you with compassion and support.  May your great kingdom continue to hold firmly, strong and proud to navigate this very difficult time ahead.”

Ke aloha pauʻole,


Owana Kaʻōhelelani

Head of the Royal House of Hawaiʻi

House of Keoua Nui | Kamehameha