Kaiulani, Crown Princess of Hawaii

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Kaiulani, Crown Princess of Hawaii Gender: F
Victoria Kawēkiu Kaʻiulani Lunalilo
born on 16 October 1875 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Honolulu, Hawaii, 21n18, 157w52
Timezone LMT m157w52 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 22°54' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 16°39 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 22°59'

Crown Princess of Hawaii Kaiulani


Hawaiian royalty, the heir to the throne of the Kingdom who held the title of Crown Princess. Kaʻiulani became known throughout the world for her intelligence and determination. After the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893, she visited the United States to help restore the kingdom; she made many speeches and public appearances denouncing the overthrow of her government and the injustice toward her people. While in Washington, D.C., she paid an informal visit to U.S. President Grover Cleveland and First Lady Frances Cleveland, but her efforts could not prevent eventual annexation.

Through her mother, Kaʻiulani was descended from High Chief Kepoʻokalani, the first cousin of Kamehameha the Great on the side of Kamehameha's mother, Kekuʻiapoiwa II. Her mother was also a sister of King Kalākaua and Queen Liliʻuokalani. Kaʻiulani's father was Archibald Scott Cleghorn, a Scottish financier from Edinburgh and the last Royal Governor of Oʻahu.

Because Princess Kaʻiulani was second in line to the throne after her elderly and childless aunt, the young girl was expected to eventually become Queen. In 1889, at the age of 13, Kaʻiulani was sent to England and given a private education. Following the overthrow of her Aunt, Queen Liliʻuokalani, on 17 January 1893 by the Big Five, she went to New York.

During her absence, much turmoil occurred back in Hawaii. King Kalakaua died in 1891, and Princess Lydia Liliʻuokalani became Queen. Liliʻuokalani immediately appointed Kaʻiulani as her heir, and Kaʻiulani became the Crown Princess. In 1893, the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown and the new government attempted to become a part of the United States.

The pro-annexation press of the time often treated Kaʻiulani with contempt, referring to her in print as a half-breed, or calling her "dusky", although she did not receive the blatantly racist treatment repeatedly given her aunt.

Kaʻiulani returned to Hawaii in 1897. The return to a warmer climate did not help her health. Numerous documented symptoms may indicate she suffered from thyroid disease, which would help explain her early death.

With the approval of Queen Liliʻuokalani and Queen Dowager Kapiʻolani and in compliance with the last Hawaiian constitution, Princess Kaʻiulani and Prince Kawānanakoa announced their engagement on 3 February 1898.

In 1898, while on a horse ride in the mountains of Hawaii Island, Kaʻiulani was caught in a storm and came down with a fever and pneumonia. Earlier she had caught cold, and this worsened matters. Kaʻiulani was brought back to Oahu where her health continued to decline. She died on 6 March 1899 at the age of 23 of inflammatory rheumatism.

Kaʻiulani loved peacocks. She grew up enjoying the company of a flock originally belonging to her mother, and is sometimes called the "Peacock Princess". In March 2017, Hawaiʻi Magazine ranked her among a list of the most influential women in Hawaiian history.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Social : Begin Travel 1889 (To England, for schooling)
  • Social : Return Home 1897 (To Hawaii)
  • Death by Disease 6 March 1899 (Inflammatory rheumatism, age 23)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth news, The Pacific Commercial Advertiser (Honolulu, Hawaii), Saturday 23 Oct 1875, page 2, "On Saturday morning last ... was safely delivered." A birth time of 6 AM is speculative.


  • Traits : Body : Race (Hawaiian mother, Scottish father)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Inflammatory rheumatism)
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Church of Hawaii)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure ("Peacock Princess")
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Kalākaua, Hawaii)