Royalty

Crown Princess Sinaitakala gives birth to girl

Crown Princess Sinaitakala gives birth to girl

Sinaitakala, the Crown Princess of Tonga gave birth today July 12 to her first daughter, who became third in line for the Tongan crown after her father and her 1-year-old brother, Prince Taufa’ahau Manumataongo. Source said the new born princess was named Halaevalu Mata’aho.

HSH Prince title for New Tu’ipelehake and Lord Kalaniuvalu

HSH Prince title for New Tu’ipelehake and Lord Kalaniuvalu

Lord Kalaniuvalu and the newly appointed Tu’ipelehake have each been respectively styled His Serene Prince Tu’ipelehake and His Serene Prince Kalaniuvalu Fotofili yesterday. The hereditary title of Tu’ipelehake, Tonga’s second Royal House was bestowed upon Hon. Viliami Sione Ngu Takeivulai Tuku’aho at the Fotu ‘a e ‘Eiki church in Pelehake. The two princes are first […]

Prince Taufa’ahau royal birthday luncheon

Prince Taufa’ahau royal birthday luncheon

The Royal Palace and the palatial ground were in festive fervour over the weekend on the occasion of the 1st birthday in honour of His Royal Highness Prince Taufa’ahau Manumataongo Tuku’aho. The 2-day celebrations began on Friday 9th May 2014 at Pangai Lahi with a children’s party, themed on the “Jake and the Never Land […]

Queen Mother reaches out to the Ha’apai victims

Queen Mother reaches out to the Ha’apai victims

HRH Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho has paid tribute to the courage and determination of the Ha’apai people to help them recover from their own horrible year. Hundreds greeted the Queen and Hon.Lupeolo Halaevalu Moheofo Virginia Rose Tuita last week as they saw and heard for themselves how far the islands have come since its severe […]

Royal romance is in the air

Royal romance is in the air

HRH Princess Angelika Latūfuipeka Halaevalu Mata'aho Napua-Okalani Tuku'aho, 30, is expected to choose a husband this year. As the only daughter of King Tupou VI, and number four in succession to the throne, her future partner would have to come from a high chiefly bloodline. Two potential candidates were reported to be the sons of […]

Little prince shows his true colours

Little prince shows his true colours

Tonga’s Prince Taufa’ahau Manumataongo, who is just six months’, showed his true colours  at a welcome for members of the Tongan national team last week. The little prince was dressed for the occasion in a red infant jersey with ‘Mate Ma’a Tonga’ printed on the back. Prince Taufa’ahauManumataongo, who would become king of Tonga in […]

King Tupou V1 first official visit to USP

King Tupou V1 first official visit to USP

Press Release Preparations at the University of the South Pacific Laucala Campus for the September 2013 graduation are well underway. The graduation ceremony which will take place at the Vodafone Arena on Friday, 6 September, will also see His Majesty, The King of Tonga, Tupou VI officiate in his capacity as 20th Chancellor of the […]

Two Tongan royal ‘Fuifuilupe’ wed non-chief fiancés

Two Tongan royal ‘Fuifuilupe’ wed non-chief fiancés

King of Tonga’s nieces marry two commoners this month it has been revealed.  Hon Sālote Lupepauʻu Salamasina Pureau Vahine Arii 'o e Hau Tuita will marry his fiancé ‘Epeli Taione next week. Hon Frederica Lupe 'Uluiva Fatafehi 'o Lapaha Tuita will wed Johnny Filipe this week. The fuifuilupe – a metaphoric language used when addressing royal […]