King and Queen in 1997 were King Charles
Kapua and Debbie Robbins.
The chosen royal court will preside over festival events, and are a way to connect the modern festivities with Hawaiian traditions.
Candidates for king must be at least 30 years old and 5'11" tall. They must have hair no longer than shoulder length. Facial hair is OK, but must be neatly trimmed.
Queen candidates must be at least 30 years old and 5'5" tall.
The prince must be between 16 and 20 years old, at least 5'9" tall, must have short hair and be clean shaven.
The princess must also be between 16 and 20, and must be at least 5'2".
Both the prince and princess must be unwed and remain so throughout the year they are on the court. To apply, call the Aloha Festivals office, 589-1771. The application deadline is March 5.