Kaʻiulani, the last crown princess of Hawai’i.
Kaʻiulani was a teenage student in England when the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown.  She traveled to the US in hopes of preventing the annexation of Hawai’i.  Elegant, multilingual, and  well-spoken, Kaʻiulani impressed journalists and President Grover Cleveland but she was not able to restore the monarchy.  The situation stalled  with the monarchy out of power but no formal US annexation.  After four more years in Europe, Kaʻiulani returned to Hawaii as a private citizen and witnessed the 1898 annexation of her country.  She died less than a year later at the age of 23.   

Kaʻiulani, the last crown princess of Hawai’i.

Kaʻiulani was a teenage student in England when the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown.  She traveled to the US in hopes of preventing the annexation of Hawai’i.  Elegant, multilingual, and  well-spoken, Kaʻiulani impressed journalists and President Grover Cleveland but she was not able to restore the monarchy.  The situation stalled  with the monarchy out of power but no formal US annexation.  After four more years in Europe, Kaʻiulani returned to Hawaii as a private citizen and witnessed the 1898 annexation of her country.  She died less than a year later at the age of 23.