Do you really think that Hawaii is up for independence? Could they survive without all the American tourists???
Do you remember about 8 or 9 years ago when Life had a special issue on the Royals and they covered a Princess of Hawaii? So I guess there is still a bloodline available.
I firmly believe that every nation has the right to independence if they want it. The Hawaiian's never voted to become part of the USA and should be able to leave if they so wish. There are many countries smaller and poorer than Hawaii that have voted for indendence and are making a go of it. You don't honestly think that Americans would stop visiting if they did leave the union, do you?
The Hawaiian royal family is still in existence. I believe the present claiment to the throne is a prince Quentin.