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Monday 6 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new book called “Tonga: Fonua ‘a Kainga” (Tonga: the land of Kings, Chiefs and their Relatives) was launched by Princess Mele Siu‘ilikutapu at the Queen Sālote College Hall on 3 July.
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Monday 6 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Military Parade in honour of the Coronation of HM King Tupou VI was held on an overcast morning, 6 July at Mala’e Pangai Lahi with combined military bands. Photos by Linny Folau, Adrienne L. Kaeppler and Peter Poulsen.
Sunday 5 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Visitors attending the Coronation of King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u yesterday, 4 July, included foreign royals, diplomats, as well as friends and relatives of the Royal Family from all over the world who mingled with Tonga’s royals at the Centenary Church and receptions. Photos by Linny Folau, Pesi Fonua, Mary Lyn Fonua and Peter Poulsen.
Saturday 4 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fireworks and Tupakapakanava lit up the Nuku’alofa waterfront on Saturday night, 4 July as part of the Coronation celebrations. Photos by Peter Poulsen and Adrienne L. Kaeppler.
Saturday 4 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
His Majesty King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u were crowned by Rev D’arcy Wood at the Centenary Church of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga, Nuku’alofa this morning, 4 July. Photos by Pesi Fonua and Linny Folau.
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Friday 3 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A colourful float parade by Liahona High School Alumni coming to Tonga from several countries, was held on Friday, 3 July in central Nuku’alofa watched by hundreds of people as part of the Coronation celebrations this week. Photos by Linny Folau, Peter Poulsen and Adrienne L. Kaeppler
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Friday 3 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Traditional dancing and handicraft display was held today, 3 July at Digicel Square in the Central Business District as part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Week.
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Friday 3 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Visitors to Tonga’s Coronation celebrations this week were treated to traditional entertainment at Pangai Lahi this afternoon. The day began with a seaside luncheon hosted by nobles and attended by the Royal Family, the sun came out for the dancing and the day ended with a rainbow.
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Wednesday 1 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Education Day continued this afternoon, July 1, with colourful dances by Tongatapu school children at Teufaiva Stadium. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 1 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thousands of students performed for King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau‘u at a colourful Education Day today 1 July at Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium, during Tonga’s week-long Coronation celebrations.
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Wednesday 1 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI awarded Coronation Medals of Honour at the Royal Palace yesterday, 30 June.
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Tuesday 30 June 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘One Tonga, Glorifying God in Song’, brought together over 15 musical groups for a musical feast of praise on Sunday evening at the Queen Sālote Memorial Hall in Nuku’alofa.
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Saturday 27 June 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI drank kava in the royal kava circle - the Taumafa Kava today, confirming his title as the 24th Tu’i Kanokupolu and king of Tonga. Photos by Pesi Fonua, Linny Folau, Peter Poulsen and Adrienne L. Kaeppler.
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Friday 26 June 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga made their presentation of gifts to HM King Tupou VI on Thursday, 25 June at the Royal Palace in Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 25 June 2015

The first photographic book about Tonga’s Royal Family was launched at a special event at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre on Tuesday June 23, ahead of the celebrations for the Coronation of HM King Tupou VI that begin on Saturday.
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Monday 22 June 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With only four days to go before the Coronation celebration of HM King Tupou VI officially begins on Saturday, 27 June, more than one thousand dancers from various schools today held their final rehearsal for Queen Nanasipau’u Tuku’aho. Photos by Linny Folau
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Friday 19 June 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Coronation Education Day on Wednesday July 1 promises to be a spectacular event with thousands of student dancers massed at the Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium to perform for the king. A dress rehearsal today turned out the red and white Tongan flag on the field.
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Wednesday 17 June 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It was a festive day for the people in Kolofo’ou who decorated their homes with mats, red flags and balloons in preparation for HM King Tupou VI’s Coronation. Photos by Linny Folau
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Wednesday 17 June 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Homes in the Kolomotu’a area part of Nuku‘alofa were decorated with colourful balloons, mats and tapa for a visit by HM King Tupou VI on Friday, 12 June.
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Tuesday 16 June 2015
Tokyo, Japan
Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako will attend HM King Tupou VI’s Coronation in Nuku’alofa during a visit from July 2-6.
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