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‘Iolani Palace opens in the evening to honor Queen Kapi‘olani

  • COURTESY THE FRIENDS OF ‘IOLANI PALACE

    Debbie Nakanelua Richards, a member of the Friends of ‘Iolani Palace’s board of directors, modeled a reproduction of Queen Kapi‘olani’s lei hulu (feather lei) gown at a past celebration.

  • COURTESY THE FRIENDS OF ‘IOLANI PALACE

    Above, the palace is dramatically lit for the tours.

  • COURTESY THE FRIENDS OF ‘IOLANI PALACE

    This portrait of Queen Kapi‘olani is on display in ‘Iolani Palace’s Gold Room on the second floor. It was painted by Charles Furneaux circa 1883. He also designed the gown Kapiolani is wearing in the painting.

Once a year — just once — you can experience what it would be like to attend a gala hosted by King Kalakaua and Queen Kapi‘olani at ‘Iolani Palace, the only official royal residence in the United States. Read more

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