Heiress known as last Hawaiian princess mired in legal fight

In this Feb. 4, 2010 photo provided by the Iolani Palace, Abigail Kawananakoa, center, meets the King of Tonga, right, as Executive Director Kippen de Alba Chu, left, looks on outside the palace in Honolulu. The 91-year-old Native Hawaiian heiress, Kawananakoa, is fighting her former lawyer over control of her $215 million fortune. Many Native Hawaiians consider Kawananakoa to be the last Hawaiian princess, a tenuous link to when Hawaii was ruled by a royal family. (Douglas Askman/Iolani Palace via AP)

HONOLULU — Every day, tourists flock to a downtown Honolulu palace for a glimpse of the way Hawaii’s royal family lived, marveling at its gilded furniture, lavish throne room and grand staircase made from prized koa wood.