King Tupou VI

Tonga’s King and Queen to attend King Charles’s Coronation

King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u are currently on a private visit to Bangkok from 25 April to 3 May enroute to the United Kingdom.

King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u will arrive at Westminster Abbey in procession from Buckingham Palace, known as ‘The King’s Procession’.

“After the Service, they return to Buckingham Palace in a larger ceremonial procession, known as ‘The Coronation Procession’ and will be joined in this procession by other Members of the Royal Family, among other celebratory events and appearances,” a statement said.


Tonga King receives third Covid-19 vaccine

He received his injection at the Heilala Tangitangi Palace in 'Eua.

The Ministry of Health expressed its gratitude for the continued support of the King and the Royal Family in the fight against Covid-19 through the vaccination programme.

 The level of Covid-19 cases remains at a satisfactory level.

The ministry also confirmed that cases have continued to decrease.


Brisbane man Sulieni Layt bestowed royal honour as Australia's first talking chief to the King of Tonga

In an Australian-first ceremony, Brisbane broadcaster and dual citizen Sulieni Layt has been appointed to speak for King Tupou VI.

Out of respect, Tongan royalty and nobles do not speak directly with citizens and vice versa. Instead, they speak through appointed representatives.

While there are dozens of speaking chiefs in the South Pacific island nation, Mr Layt is just the third non-Indigenous person to be given a role within the palace. The other two are from the United States.

New Zealand High Commissioner presents credentials to King Tupou VI

High Commissioner Howell was accompanied by his partner Jenny McGregor.

He said, “It was an honour to meet His Majesty King Tupou VI, and to discuss some of the many  profound connections between our countries. I am excited to be here, and I am looking forward to continuing Aotearoa New Zealand’s partnership with the Kingdom of Tonga.”

EU Ambassador to the Kingdom of Tonga presents his credentials

During the credential ceremony, Ambassador Seam stressed the long-standing relation and friendship between the European Union and the Kingdom of Tonga, based on a legacy of shared values, common priorities and successful development cooperation.

China’s President Xi Jinping speaks with King Tupou VI of Tonga on the phone

President Xi Jinping held phone talks with King Tupou VI on Friday and highlighted economic and technical assistance and agricultural and technical cooperation projects.

China has also offered to provide necessary assistance for Tongan agricultural and fishery products' entry into the Chinese market

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said China also welcomes Tongan enterprises to attend the China International Import Expo and stands ready to help with the country's fight against the COVID-19 within its capacities.

Tonga’s King and Queen receive COVID-19 vaccination

According to Kaniva News, the Ministry of Health said the vaccinations were administered Saturday morning by the Ministry’s vaccination team led by the Minister for Health, Honourable Associate Professor ‘Amelia Afuha’amango Tu’ipulotu.

“His Majesty King Tupou VI, reigning King of Tonga and Her Majesty Queen Nanasipau’u received their first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine today, Saturday 15 May 2021, 10am at Vaiola Hospital,” it said.

Government put on stage by King Tupou VI, people advised to select their representatives well

After welcoming and acknowledging the Speaker of the House, Lord Fakafanua, the Prime Minister Dr Rev Pohiva Tuionetoa and the Members of Parliament, His Majesty slammed the government and the House's "usual" practise of responding to His address without doing anything about it.

"It is unsatisfactory how this House does not make an effort after the promises and responses to Parliament’s Opening Ceremony each year," His Majesty said.

Hand-carved traditional canoes displayed to honour King of Tonga’s birthday

The event was one of the activities organized to celebrate the King’s Birthday, officially marked on 4 July.

The King joined his sister Princess Pilolevu Tuita to view the canoes and met the 81-year-old canoe builder Tui’one Pulotu, at the pier.

Tui'one, a renowned Hawaiian-based Tongan canoe builder and woodcarver, is a Living Treasures of Hawaii award recipient, who is currently in Tonga.

He is unable to return to Hawaii due to the closure of borders under the State of Emergency implemented in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and King of Tonga discuss fostering relations

The meeting occasioned an exchange of views over a number of issues of common interest, with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan affirming the determination of the UAE, under the leadership of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to support the comprehensive and sustainable development initiatives and programmes launched by friendly countries.

The King of Tonga hailed the opening of his country's embassy in the UAE yesterday as a step forward towards reinforcing bilateral relations across all fronts.