aughter of Princess Konia & Abner Paki, great grandaughter of Kamehameha I, Princess Bernice Pauahi officially was eligible to the throne by order of Kamehameha III, a favored cousin of Kamehameha V whom he offered the throne to, but she had declined it.
In 1850, the princess was married at the royal school to Mr. Charles Reed Bishop of New York, who started the bank of what is now known as First Hawaiian Bank. A small wedding was conducted and only a few attended, one was Princess Elizabeth Kekaaniau Laanui.
Princess Bernice Pauahi died childless on October 16, 1884. She foresaw the need to educate her people and in her will she left her large estate of the Kamehameha lands in trust to establish the Kamehameha Schools for children with Hawaiian blood.
Prince Consort Charles Reed Bishop with his wife Princess Bernice
Prince Consort Charles Reed Bishop
Princess Bernice Pauahi with Princess Liliu (Liliuokalani), while attending the Royal School together