His Majesty King Tupou VI wants the late King HM King George Tupou V to be buried a day earlier, on Tuesday, 27 March, instead of Wednesday, March 28 as it was officially announced yesterday by the Cabinet Committee that was specially set up to program the State Funeral.
King George Tupou V
Tonga’s King George Tupou V met the Head of the Catholic Church Pope Benedict XVI on February 24 in the Vatican City in Rome, and he gave the Pope a signed picture of himself.
Tonga’s King George Tupou V joined a crowd of 2000 at a Christmas celebration “Carols by the Sea” at Pangai Lahi on Saturday evening, December 11.
A commemoration service to mark the Remembrance Sunday 2011 was held at the Cenotaph, Pangai Si’i on Sunday 13 November, when HM King George Tupou V laid a wreath at the memorial.
HM King George Tupou V has donated musical instruments to the Royal Corps of Musicians at the Royal Palace in Nuku’alofa, on Friday September 16.
His Imperial and Royal Highness Prince Georg von Habsburg (46) of the Republic of Hungary was on two days visit to Nuku’alofa over the weekend, promoting bilateral relations between Hungary and Tonga.
King George Tupou V wished the ‘Ikale Tahi an enjoyable evening in the first of their RWC encounters when he received them at Atalanga in Auckland today. By Pesi Fonua.
Tonga has so much to be proud of in its education system, the Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia HE Ms Quentin Bryce said in visiting the Nuku’alofa Government Primary School on August 2.
HM King George Tupou V’s official birthday today, August 1, was celebrated with a public holiday and the King attended a military parade at Pangai Lahi.
Lord Fulivai has been appointed by King George Tupou V as the new Governor of Vava’u, effective from July 1.