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Tuesday 24 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, hopes to visit Tonga "in the near future", Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva announced today.
Thursday 19 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A controversial offer made by the PM Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva to return to the British Government their former seafront residence in Nuku‘alofa - in anticipation that Britain will come back to the Pacific Islands when they exit the European Union within 12 months - has caused an uproar in Tonga's Office of the Lord Chamberlain, which is located on the property.
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Thursday 5 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Historical film footage of the visit by Queen Elizabeth II to Tonga in 1953, and her friendship with Queen Salote, is shown in a new 58 minutes long documentary film, broadcast for the first time on BBC One in the United Kingdom last week. It will broadcast again on April 12 in the UK. Presenter George Alagiah's journey starts in Tonga, one of the furthest-flung stops on the Queen's first Commonwealth tour in 1953.
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Wednesday 21 March 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Sinaitakala gave birth to her third child, a baby girl at the Auckland City Hospital in New Zealand yesterday, Tuesday 20 March 2018.
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Monday 26 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The King and Queen of Tonga will travel to China this week on a State Visit, the office of the Lord Chamberlain announced this morning.
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Thursday 15 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI urged Tongans to work with a cooperative spirit to rebuild their country after Cyclone Gita, in an address to the nation this evening, particularly mentioning the people of the worst-hit islands of Tongatapu and 'Eua. The first assistance to any hardship that happens in our country should come from us, he said.
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Thursday 23 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI will attend the Rugby League World Cup semi-final match between Mate Ma’a Tonga and England at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday, November 25.
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Friday 27 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI and HM Queen Nanasipau’u this week attended the funeral of the late King of Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last year at the age of 88. The late King was cremated last night, 26 October, after a funeral procession through the Thai capital, Bangkok.
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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga woke up to a sunny public holiday on Monday 18 September, for the 32nd birthday of HRH Crown Prince Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala. The Crown Prince celebrated his birthday in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Thursday 6 July 2017

Neiafu, Vava'u
The four-days celebration of HM King Tupou VI’s 58th birthday began on 4 July in Neiafu, Vava’u with a military parade and luncheon on July 4 and a Royal Cruise to Ovaka Island on July 5. Photos by Pesi Fonua
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Tuesday 6 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's King Tupou VI will celebrate his 58th birthday in Vava’u in July this year, with various festivities.
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Tuesday 14 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Observation of 10 nights of mourning following the burial of the late Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho on March 1 at the Royal Tombs have ended, and people have started to take down the black and purple bunting draped around Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 1 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Queen Mother, the late Queen Halaevalu Mata’aho, consort of Tupou IV, was laid to rest at the Royal Tombs, Mala'ekula in what is a very quiet capital, Nuku'alofa this afternoon. Photos by Pesi Fonua, Linny Folau and Peter Poulsen.
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Tuesday 28 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Luckily, the rain held off as the Royal cortege arrived in Nuku'alofa and made its way to the Royal Palace, where HM the late Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho lies tonight. Photos by Linny Folau and Peter Poulsen.
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Monday 27 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Traditional presentations were made to the Royal Family today, from people honouring the late Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho, ahead of the expected arrival of the funeral cortege tomorrow, Tuesday. Photos by Linny Folau and Peter Poulsen.
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Monday 27 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Flags throughout Tonga will be flown at half mast from tomorrow and throughout the 10 days of mourning observed by the Royal Family, while Wednesday is declared a special public holiday for the funeral of the late Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho.
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Thursday 23 February 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
A Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules will bring the funeral cortege for Tonga's Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho back to Tonga, arriving at Fua’amotu International Airport on Tuesday, February 28.
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Thursday 23 February 2017

Salt Lake City-Utah, USA
The Tongan community in Utah is mourning for the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho passed away on Sunday in New Zealand at the age of 90.
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Tuesday 21 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The funeral cortege for Tonga's Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho (90) will arrive in Tonga on Tuesday 28 February before the Queen Mother is laid to rest at the Royal Tombs, Mala’ekula on Wednesday, March 1.
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Monday 20 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho will be sorely missed by two organisations whose cause was close to her heart. Leaders of the Tonga Red Cross Society Inc. and the Alonga Centre expressed their sorrow at her passing but remembered the Queen Mother's legacy of love, to help and support the elderly and people living with disabilities throughout Tonga.
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