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King and Queen in 'Eua for Christmas and New Year holidays

Nuku'alofa, Tonga

King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u, with members of the Tonga Royal Family. December 2022.

King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u will celebrate the Christmas and New Year holidays in ‘Eua. 

The King's Private Secretary Sione Fifita said on Friday, that the King and Queen will be joined by their only daughter Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku’aho.

Their Majesties, who are residing at the Heilala Tangitangi Royal Residence, left the capital for the outer island earlier in the week. The Princess was expected to join them today.

Princess Latufuipeka is Tonga’s High Commissioner to Australia based in Canberra. This is the first time she has been home for the holidays, since the COVID-19 pandemic closed international borders.

Meanwhile, Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala and Crown Princess Sinaitakala and their children are spending the holidays abroad. While, Prince Ata will remain in Tongatapu.

Mango Islanders

It is also understood that the people of Mango Island who were displaced after the volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunamis on 15 January will be relocated to their temporary shelters built in ‘Eua, on 27 December.