Regents for Pōmare III per Pōmare II's request, consisting of Queen Teriʻitoʻoterai Teremoemoe, Queen Teriitaria Ariʻipaeavahine, and five of the principal chiefs of Tahiti including Manaonao Ariʻipaea??? and Tati???
As of February 2009, Tauatomo Mairauclaims to be the heir to the Tahitian throne, and has attempted to re-assert the status of the monarchy in court. His claims are not recognized by France. On 28 May 2009, Joinville Pōmare, an adopted member of the Pōmare family, declared himself King Pōmare XI, during a ceremony attended by descendants of leading chiefs but spurned by members of his own family. Other members of the family recognise his uncle, Léopold Pōmare, as heir to the throne.
As of 2010, he has been recognized as the heir to the throne and bears the title Prince Marau of Tahiti. He is working to have royal trust lands returned to him and his family. The French government mortgaged the land after World War II, and in doing so violated the terms of the agreement signed with Pomare V in 1880 which reserved control of the trust lands for the royal family of Tahiti. The banks may be in the process of freezing the assets, and Mairau is suing to prevent native Tahitians from being evicted from his trust lands, and wishes for them to retain their usage rights over the land.