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Albert Edward Kauikeaouli Leiopapa


Since you are staying in a vacation rental here in Princeville, we thought it would be prudent to educate a little bit on who this great North Shore vacation spot was named after. Behold the namesake of Princeville:

Albert Edward Kauikeaouli Leiopapa a Kamehameha

“The beloved child of a long line of chiefs, a sign in the heavens.”

This is a picture of the little prince in 1862. He was born on May 20th, 1858, so here he was about 4 years old. Queen Emmalani was his mother and King Kamehameha was his father. With the nickname “Baby,” our town’s namesake lived the majority of his young life in the hills of Honolulu. Unfortunately, in August, just a few short months after the above picture was taken, our little prince fell ill. He became feverish, kicked and had tantrums in the night, and was rarely conscious. He died on August 27th 1862.

princeville kauai prince child history

During his very short life he was the crown prince of the Kingdom of Hawaii. He was the godson of Queen Victoria. Local folklore says that his ghost still inhabits a building in Honolulu located at 235 South Beretania Street.