On Feburary 22, 1998, His Royal Majesty Akahi Nui was coronated at the `Iolani Palace in Honolulu.
HRM Akahi Nui being administered the Oath of Office by his Bishop, the Reverened Paul Kamanu
Fox News showed up with their own heckler. The cameraman did not turn on his camera until the heckler began to interrupt the ceremony. He shut it off again when His Majesty invited the heckler to come up front and get a microphone so that he did not have to shout and so that everone could hear his arguments. Majesty then patiently answered each question until the heckler wound down. Then Majesty invited the man to lunch, made room for him among the royal family and asked if it would be alright with him if they could proceed. He agreed and the ceremony was concluded. None of Hawaii’s TV stations mentioned this significant event in the history of Hawaii.
Majesty on the receiving line
Akahi Wahine with Madame C. Bernard Tamaela, President of Maluku