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A magnificent present of a framed portrait the King of France, Louis Philippe I.  It was a personal gift from the French king to H.M. King Kamehameha III.  The frame was beautifully gilded with the coat of arms at the top and was measured about 10 feet x 7 feet.  It arrived on the Sarcelle wrapped in a French flag having twelve men to carry it to the palace of the King Kamehameha III.  A body of Marines guarded the carrying of the portrait to the palace and upon arrival was a band of music and a twenty one gun salute.  Princess Elizabeth Kekaʻaniau Laʻanui along with her cousins were present at the palace with the king for this ceremonial event.


This portrait still hangs today in the Blue Room at ʻIolani Palace.

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