Former First Lady Ariyoshi on hosting Queen Elizabeth II with 4 days' notice
Queen Elizabeth II will lie in state at Westminster Hall leading up to her funeral service next week. One of the many people watching the coverage is former Hawaiʻi First Lady Jean Ariyoshi. With only four days' notice in 1975, she hosted the monarch on one of the queen's trips to the islands. The Conversation sat down with Ariyoshi at her Nuʻuanu Valley home, tucked up in the tree line ridge, to recall those memories from long ago.
This interview aired on The Conversation on Sept. 14, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.