Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa

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Kawānanakoa in September 2012

Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa (April 23, 1926 – 11 December 2022) called Kekau, was a member of the House of Kawānanakoa. She was born in Honolulu. She was called a princess, a common honorary bestowed to descendants of titled subjects of the Kingdom of Hawaii, although she held no official title and had no power or influence in the Hawaiian state government.

On October 1, 2017, Kawānanakoa married her partner of 21 years, Veronica Gail Worth, in Honolulu.[1]

In 2013 Kawānanakoa asked to be buried in a new crypt at the Royal Mausoleum of Hawaii at Mauna ʻAla next to the Wylie Tomb. The request was approved by the State Land Board in April 26, 2013, but the decision has become controversial in the Hawaiian community.[2][3][4]

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  1. Hawaiian heiress and princess, 91, marries her 63-year-old girlfriend amid court battle over her $215million trust fund, Daily mail
  2. Cruz, Catherine (April 22, 2013). "Abigail Kawananakoa pushes for new crypt at Mauna 'Ala". KITV News. Archived from the original on June 15, 2013.
  3. Cruz, Catherine (April 26, 2013). "Land board approves burial crypt for Abigail Kawananakoa". KITV News. Archived from the original on June 15, 2013.
  4. Zoellick, Sarah (June 9, 2013). "Sacred Grounds". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Honolulu. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved June 25, 2014.