Disagreements about the Hawaiian royal estate “The Campbell Estate,” has broken out between the lawyer and long-time partner of Abigail Kawānanakoa. Abigail Kawānanakoa is a member of the Hawaiian royal House of Kawānanakoa. She is often referred to as ‘princess,’ an honorary title given to descendants of titled subjects of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
Ms Kawānanakoa suffered a stroke in June this year, and on 24 July, she turned the control of her estate to her lawyer, James Wright. This was accepted by a local judge. According to the lawyer Kanemitsu, she was “unable to meet essential requirements of physical health, safety, self-care or financial matters” even with assistance.
This has now been disputed by Abigail Kawānanakoa’s lifelong partner, Veronica Gail Worth. Worth claims that her partner the “heiress is still capable of making financial decisions.” Therefore, there are disagreements about this.
Lawyer Frank Kanemitsu wrote in court documents: “Ms Kawānanakoa and her legacy need the protection of the court. I have represented her for nearly 20 years and spoke to her three hours before the stroke. She is not the same person.”
It has, therefore, now been decided that three independent doctors will examine Abigail Kawānanakoa before the court decides on the matter. The Campbell Estate has an approximate value of 200 million US dollars.
Abigail Kawānanakoa was born in 1926 and is a member of the House of Kawānanakoa. She is the only child of Lydia Liliuokalani Kawānanakoa who was the second daughter of Prince David Kawānanakoa and Princess Abigail Campbell Kawānanakoa. Kawānanakoa holds no official title and has no power or influence within the Hawaiian state government.
The House of Kawānanakoa, or the Kawānanakoa Dynasty, are descendants of the throne of the Kingdom of Hawai. The Kingdom of Hawaiʻi originated in 1795. In 1810, the whole Hawaiian archipelago became unified when Kauaʻi and Niʻihau joined the Kingdom voluntarily and without any bloodshed.
The monarchy was overthrown in 1893, largely at the hands of citizens of the United States. Hawaii became a republic until the United States annexed it in 1898; it became the 50th state in 1959.