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Princess Ruth's Bedroom
Princess Ruth's Bedroom contains many of her personal items, but it is unlikely the Princess spent much time sleeping in the Palace. Princess Ruth loved the Palace and used it extensively during the four decades that she owned it. However, the Princess slept in a large pili grass house that she had constructed on the Palace grounds. (This was not rustic grass hut - but a substantial residence complete with double hung windows.) She used the Palace for entertaining and housing visitors.

Princess Ruth allowed her royal kin to vacation at Hulihe`e. Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma particularly enjoyed Hulihe`e. A cradle given to their son, Prince Albert, is in the Princess Ruth Room.

Most visitors are curious about a large round container or umeke on the floor. It is actually Princess Ruth's hat box and was made from the trunk of a large coconut tree.