The Royal Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Hawaii Mouse Pad
The Royal Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Hawaii adopted in 1845 during the reigns of King Kamehameha III. In 1842 Timothy Haalilio, Private Secretary to the King, and Royal Advisor the Rev. William Richards commissioned the College of Arms in London to prepare a design. The design was modified slightly during the reign of King Kalākaua. The quartered shield has 1st and 4th quarters; the red, white and blue stripes representing the eight inhabited Hawaiian islands. The 2nd and 3rd quarters has two emblems of taboo (pulo'ulo'u) on yellow. The inescutcheon has crossed spears and the triangular flag on green. The shield in surmounted by the Crown of Hawaii. The dexter supporter represents Kamanawa holding a spear, the sinister Kameʻeiamoku holding a feather standard (kahili), twin brothers who were both high chiefs and the Counselors of State to King Kamehameha I. The motto reads: "Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono" or "The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness".
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