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Hawaii’s ‘last princess’ fights for control of her fortune


considered by many to be Hawaii’s last princess, has paid the palace’s electric bills for the past six years. But the intensely private native Hawaiian, whose $215 million fortune includes race horses and real estate, is no longer in a position to fund ...


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91-year-old Abigail Kawananakoa’s $215m hangs in balance as lawyers fight over her mental condition By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher21:00 February 10, 20181/41/4HONOLULUEvery day, tourists flock to a downtown Honolulu palace for a glimpse of the way Hawaii’s royal family lived, marvelling at its gilded furniture, lavish throne room and grand staircase made from prized koa wood.But few know Iolani Palace — America’s only royal residence — has relied in part on the generosity of a descendant of that family while the relic of the monarchy’s rule now serves as a museum.Multimillionaire heiress Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawananakoa, considered by many to be Hawaii’s last princess, has paid the palace’s electric bills for the past six years.But the intensely private native Hawaiian, whose $215 million fortune includes race horses and real estate, is no longer in a position to fund her pet charities, including the palace and various Native Hawaiian causes.

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