A message of condolence from HM Queen Elizabeth following the death of the King of Tonga, was sent to King Tupou VI of Tonga, the British High Commission in Suva, reported. HRH The Duke of Gloucester will be attending the funeral of HM King George Tupou V, accompanied by the Acting British High Commissioner to Tonga, Mr Martin Fidler.
A rehearsal for Tuesday’s State Funeral of King George Tupou V was held in Nuku’alofa today, with the Tonga Defence Services, Tonga Police and others planning the activities around the Mala’ekula, Royal Tombs and the Royal Palace. Photos by Peter Poulsen.
Mourners from all walks of life in Tonga have paid their respects and expressed personal condolences to the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho on the passing of the late king, HM George Tupou V.
Nuku’alofa is in black as Tongans prepare the town for the State Funeral of the late King George Tupou V on Tuesday March 27 as people clean and decorate the town and the route to be followed by the funeral procession.
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The state funeral and burial of the late king, HM George Tupou V, has been moved to Tuesday, March 27.
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.