(1 Color) LIMITED EDITION LA HO'IHO'I EA long-sleeve and tees! Commemorate the Hawaiian Kingdom National Holiday of July 31, 1847. On this day, the Sovereignty of the Hawaiian Kingdom was restored back to Kamehameha III (Kauikeaouli) by Queen Victoria of Britain via Admiral Richard Thomas. On February 25, 1843, Lord George Paulet seized the Hawaiian Kingdom and claimed Hawai'i for Britain after threatening to level Honolulu with his cannons, due to false claims made by a British National, Richard Charlton. King Kamehameha III eventually was forced to surrender the Kingdom, but did it under protest. News of this reached Queen Victoria and Admiral Thomas was ordered to go to Hawai'i and restore Hawai'i to its rightful Ruler. Admiral Thomas determined that Richard Charleton's claims were not warranted and thus, on July 31, 1843, he ordered the Kingdom to be restored. It was at this time that King Kamehameha III made the historic statement, and later the Motto of the Hawaiian Kingdom, "Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka 'Aina I Ka Pono"...which means, "The Sovereignty of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness".
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