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Some Frequently Asked Questions about the Royal House of Hawai'i

Evidentiary Support for the Claim for H.R.H. Prince Darrick Baker

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the Royal House of Hawai'i?

    The Royal House of Hawai'i is a reference to the current Royal Families, descended from Royal ancestors. HRH Prince Darrick Lane Kekaulike Kaeokulani Hoapili Kahekili Kamehameha Kalakaua Baker is descendant from both the line of King Kalakaua and King Kamehameha.

  • What happened to the Royal Kings of Hawai'i?

    King Kamehameha I was the first ruler of the Kingdom of Hawai'i until 1819. Kamehameha II, son of Kamehameha I and Keōpūolani was King from 1819 to 1824. Kamehameha III, another son of Kamehameha I and Keōpūolani reigned from 1824 to 1854. Kamehameha IV was the biological son of Kekūanāo'a and Kīna'u and adopted son of Kamehameha III and Kalama and reigned from 1855 to 1863. Kamehameha V was the biological son of Kekūanāo'a and Kīna'u and adopted son of Nāhi'ena'ena (later) Hoapili and Kaheiheimālie and reigned from 1863 to 1872. He left no issue. Lunalilo was son of Kana'ina and Kekāuluohi, and reigned from 1873 to 1874 and was the last King in the line of Kamehameha.

    Kalākua was the biological son of Kapaʻakea and Keohokālole and adopted son of Kinimaka and Haʻaheo. His reign was from 1874 to 1891. Lili'uokalani was the biological daughter of Kapaʻakea and Keohokālole and adopted daughter of Pākī and Kōnia. She reigned from 1891 to 1893 when the monarchy was overthrown by pro American sympathizers.

  • What is the 'sovereignty movement'?

    The sovereignty movement is a group of native Hawaiian monarchists who believe that Hawai'i is still a Kingdom and refuse to accept the laws of the United States. Their main mission is the recognition of their right to self determination. There are numerous sovereignty groups in Hawai'i and some of them are well known such as Ka Lahui and Kingdom of Hawaii.

    These native Hawaiians go as far as to use their own license plates on their cars that say 'Kingdom of Hawaii'. So far their efforts towards self determination have failed, but at the same time the U.S. government has listened to some of the valid concerns that they have presented such as homelessness, mental health issues and drug use among native Hawaiians.

  • Are there other Claimants to the Hawaiian Royalty?

    The Claimants to Hawaiian Royalty are: HRH Princess Abigail Kawananakoa, HRH Prince Quentin Kawananakoa, HRH Prince Darrick Baker and Princess Owana Salazar.

    According to An Act to Perpetuate the Genealogy of the Chiefs enacted by King David Kalakaua, the names of individuals that appear on this list are considered legitimate heirs. Some of the names in this list descend from ruling lines and others from non-ruling lines. HRH Prince Darrick Baker is in fact a descendent from the two ruling lines, the Kamehameha and Kalakaua lines.

    There are those that claim to be heirs but, 1) they are not descendants of the names listed and/or 2) they do not have the genealogy to prove their descent. HRH Prince Darrick claims both through his 3rd generation grandfather, Robert Hoapili Baker.

  • Are there Royal Orders of Chivalry?

    Yes, currently there are five:

    • Royal Order of The Crown
      Order of the Crown(Hawaii Ke Kalaunu e Hookanaka) Founded by King Kamehameha III as Order of the Crown and Cross in July 1848. Revised and expanded by King Kalakaua on Sept 12, 1882 "for recompense of distinguished merit and services rendered to the state or the sovereign". It became obsolete in 1893 and re-established in 2016 by HRH Prince Darrick of Hawaii as Grandmaster.
    • Royal Order of Kamehameha
      Order of KamehamehaThe Order was established in 1865 by King Kamehameha V in memeory of his grandfather King Kamehameha I and in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Kingdom of Hawaii. The Order was granted to both Native Hawaiians and foreigners for distinguished service to the King and the people of Hawaii. Upon it's inception, it became the first Knightly Order of the Kingdom of Hawaii actually awarded, although the Royal Order of the Cross and Crown was established by King Kamehameha III in 1848 but not awarded until much later. Re-established in 2016 by HRH Prince Darrick of Hawaii as Grandmaster.
    • Royal Order of the Star of Oceania
      Order of Oceania(Ka Hoku O Osiania) founded in 1886 by King David Kalakaua for the recompense of distinguished services rendered in advancing his plan for a confederation of Polynesain nations, islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans and on the contiguous Continents. Re-established in 2016 by HRH Prince Darrick of Hawaii as Grandmaster.
    • Royal Order of Kalakaua
      Order of Kalakaua(Kalakaua I e Hookanaka) was instituted in 1875 by King Kalakaua to commemorate his accession to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1874. This Order was granted to both native Hawaiians and foreigners for superlative service to the monarch and to the Kingdom. It was last conferred by Queen Liliuokalani in 1892 and in 1893 the order became obsolete. Re-established in 2016 by HRH Prince Darrick of Hawaii as Grandmaster.
    • The Royal Order of Kapiolani
      Order of Kapiolani(Kapiolani e Hookanaka) was instituted in 1880 by King Kalakaua to recognize services in the cause of humanity, for merit in Science and the Arts, or for special services rendered to the Kingdom of Hawaii. He named the order in honor of his wife, Queen Kapiolani, who was the namesake of Chiefess Kapiolani, an early proponent of Christianity in the Hawaiian islands. This Order was awarded 177 times by his successor, Queen Liliuokalani. The last award of the Order was in 1892. In 1893 the order became Obsolete. Re-established in 2016 by HRH Prince Darrick of Hawaii as Grandmaster.

Royal Order of The Crown

Royal Order of The Crown

Royal Order of Kamehameha

Royal Order of Kamehameha

Royal Order of the Star of Oceania

Royal Order of the Star of Oceania

Royal Order of Kalakaua

Royal Order of Kalakaua

Royal Order of Kapiolani

Royal Order of Kapiolani

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