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The Return of the Chancellor

The Chancellor emeritus H.E. Col. Michael Thornley, has returned as Chancellor of the House of Kamakahelei at the request of HRH Prince Darrick.

H.E. Michael Thornley


His Excellency has been asked to guide the House forward with a focus on the original Mission and Vision as set down by HRH Prince Darrick.


 “To help the Hawaiian people who are in need and to perpetuate the History, Arts, Culture & Language for future generations.”


“To be able to give monetarily to organisations who can assist those in need or to those organisations that will care for Culturally significant artifacts for future generations.”

His Excellency brings with him many years of experience and was instrumental in the growth of the House as the former Chancellor especially during the period 2019 to 2022

He is a Knight Grand Cross with collar of the Royal Order of Kamehameha and Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Orders of Kalakaua, Kapi’olani, the Crown and the Star of Oceania. In addition, His Excellency has been knighted in various Royal Orders that include the Imperial Order of the Rose, House of Orléans-Braganza, Brazil.

H.E. Col Michael Thornley is the founder and President of the RHCSO (Royal Heritage & Cultural Society of Oceania).

The RHCSO is an educational platform that supports the heritage and cultural of the Royal Houses of Africa, Asia, and Oceania.

Royal Members of the RHCSO include HM The Sultan of Banten, HM the Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara, HM the Maharaja of Kampung Dalam Lampung Krui, the House of Mindanao Darussalam Negara Filipina and the House of Kamakahelei. In addition, the RHCSO has Royal supporters from the House of Orléans-Braganza, Brazil, House of Karađorđević, Serbia; the House of Habsburgh-Lorraine, Grand Dukes of Tuscany; House of Caradja, Romania and Grandees of the Kingdom of Spain.

The House of Kamakahelei also has the support of these Royal Houses.