Baker, Darrick Lane

Registration Information:

  • Society of American Armigers Registry No.: AA0024
  • Registration Date: 09 October 2017
  • Heraldic Artist: Lee Lumbley
  • Armiger: H.R.H. Prince 1 Darrick Lane Hoapili Liloa Kamakahelei Baker of Hawaii, USA

* The following blazon and/or emblazonment are hereby Certified by the armiger listed, to be his/her original (or inherited/matriculated) Arms.

Category: American Armigers

Arms as interpreted by Lee Lumbley
Arms as interpreted by Alexander Kurov

Blazon:

Arms:  Azure surrounded by a circlet of eight Mullets Argent an Harp Or stringed Argent in chief two Mahioles respectant proper.

Crest:  From a wreath of Azure and Or on a grassy Mound behind two Cook's Knives in Saltire a Kukui tree (Aleurites moluccana) leaved fructed and blossomed all proper.

Motto:  Kanaka 'Ōiwi (Native son)

Design Rationale:

Arms:  The Azure field represents the water and the air of Hawai'i. The Azure field and Harp Or stringed Argent indicates his Irish ancestry. The Armiger claims to be descended from the House of Kamehameha and the House of Kalākaua defined by the two Mahioles in chief. The eight mullets come from both the British and American territorial flags and represent the eight main islands of Hawai'i as well as the family's place on the island from kingdom to territory.

Crest:  The grassy mound of the Crest represents Oahu, the birthplace of the Armiger, the Cook's knives indicate the Armiger's profession of Chef and the Kukui tree (Aleurites moluccana) is the state tree of Hawaii, combined with the meanings on the shield, this indicates that the family has lived in Hawaii from Kingdom to territory to state. Additionally, the Kukui nut tree represents the God Lono who is the God of peace and fertility. He is the God that the people would pray to for good harvest, and was considered the God of the people. The kukui also represents light, hope and renewal.

Other Registration(s):

  • 20 January 2021: Arms Certified by Don Alfonso de Ceballos-Escalera y Gila, Cronista de armas de Castilla y León (No. 1/2021)

Other Items & Honors

Maestranza de Caballería de Castilla: On 20 October 2018, H.R.H. Prince Darrick was honored with membership to the Maestranza de Caballería de Castilla. His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain gave official recognition to the Maestranza de Caballería de Castilla on June 19, 2016.

La Croix d’Honneur du Policier Européen: HRH Prince Darrick of Hawai'i was awarded La Croix d’Honneur du Policier Européen (Echelon Or) on 17 April 2018. 'No one can claim the Honorary Cross of the European Policeman if he does not have all the guarantees of morality and integrity'.

These are the Royal Orders of Hawai'i for which H.R.H. Prince 1 Darrick is the Grandmaster:

Royal Order of The Crown:  (Hawaii Ke Kalaunu e Hookanaka) Founded by King Kamehameha III as Order of the Crown and Cross in July 1848. Revised and expanded by King Kalakaua on Sept 12, 1882 "for recompense of distinguished merit and services rendered to the state or the sovereign". It became obsolete in 1893 and re-established in 2016 by HRH Prince Darrick of Hawaii as Grandmaster.

Royal Order of Kamehameha I:  (Kalakaua I e Hookanaka) The Order was established in 1865 by King Kamehameha V in memory of his grandfather King Kamehameha I and in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Kingdom of Hawaii. The Order was granted to both Native Hawaiians and foreigners for distinguished service to the King and the people of Hawaii. Upon its inception, it became the first Knightly Order of the Kingdom of Hawaii actually awarded, although the Royal Order of the Cross and Crown was established by King Kamehameha III in 1848 but not awarded until much later. Re-established in 2016 by HRH Prince Darrick of Hawaii as Grandmaster.

Royal Order of the Star of Oceania: (Ka Hoku o Osiania e Hookanaka) was founded in 1886 by King David Kalakaua for the recompense of distinguished services rendered in advancing his plan for a confederation of Polynesian nations, islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans and on the contiguous Continents. Re-established in 2016 by HRH Prince Darrick of Hawaii as Grandmaster.

Royal Order of Kalakaua I (Kalakaua I e Hookanaka) was instituted in 1875 by King Kalakaua to commemorate his accession to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1874. This Order was granted to both native Hawaiians and foreigners for superlative service to the monarch and to the Kingdom. It was last conferred by Queen Liliuokalani in 1892 and in 1893 the order became obsolete. Re-established in 2016 by HRH Prince Darrick of Hawaii as Grandmaster.

Royal Order of Kapiolani: (Kapiolani e Hookanaka) was instituted in 1880 by King Kalakaua to recognize services in the cause of humanity, for merit in Science and the Arts, or for special services rendered to the Kingdom of Hawaii. He named the order in honor of his wife, Queen Kapiolani, who was the namesake of Chiefess Kapiolani, an early proponent of Christianity in the Hawaiian islands. This Order was awarded 177 times by his successor, Queen Liliuokalani. The last award of the Order was in 1892. In 1893 the order became Obsolete. Re-established in 2016 by HRH Prince Darrick of Hawaii as Grandmaster.

Notes & References

  • Darrick Lane Hoapili Liloa Kamakahelei Baker is a direct descendant of the Royal Kings of Hawai'i (Ali'i nui), and as such is styled as Prince (Ali'i) as a member of a former ruling family. He is considered a pretender to the throne of Hawaii (a pretender is an aspirant or claimant to a throne that either has been abolished, suspended, occupied or usurped by another), and is Head of the House of Kamakahelei

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