Dole asks Kaiulani to host a dinner for the three U.S. commissioners arriving to assist in drawing up new laws now that Hawaii has been proclaimed a U.S. territory. At first, her anger flares but, when Dole points out that they have only heard Thurston's side, she realizes that it would be in the best interest of her people if she would indeed play hostess. During the dinner, Kaiulani gives a speech about how the kanaka (the native people of Hawaii) are precluded from voting because only those who own land can vote. Thurston points out that Kaiulani is not a statesman and, therefore, cannot raise this issue to the commissioners, so Dole agrees to propose the revision to the annexation document. Thurston leaves the dinner in a huff. During a ceremony to crown Kaiulani by her people, her father shows her a letter assuring that the kanaka have now been given the right to vote. Kailuani notices Clive (Shaun Evans) in the crowd, and they proclaim their existing love for each other. Clive asks her to return with him to England, but Kaiulani refuses. Realizing that they both have obligations to their respective countries, they part way. In the final scene, she walks out into the shallow waves and tosses away her seashell collection that represented fond memories of her past and hopes for her future, a action indicating that, in her heart, her dreams and memories all died that day. In a voiceover, the narrator says, 'Hawaiians remember Princess Kaiulani as the hope she brought to her people. The flame of our great chiefess burns brightly in the soul of our nation.'