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His Serene Highness Prince Tungi turns 21

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24 June 2011 His Serene Highness Prince Tungi has marked his 21st birthday on the  24 June, 2011 with a thanksgiving ceremony and great feast of the Hahake district at the Fua'amotu Royal Residence.

The momentous occasion was attended by His Majesty King George Tupou V and Her Majesty Queen Halaevalu Mata'aho, the Queen Mother.  Their Royal Highnesses Princess Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuita, Princess Mele Siu'ilikutapu and Princess ‘Ofeina Fakafanua and other members of the Royal family also joined hundreds of  invited guests which includes the Lord Prime Minister, prestigious members of His Majesty's Cabinet and the Legislative Assembly.

The celebration was  not only attended by the Royal household but also some members of the Samoan nobility and thousands of Fua'amotu, Tatakamotonga and Navutoka kinsmen from the estates of Prince Tungi.

The occasion involved a church service followed by traditional presentation by the Malietoa family to the Tongan Royal family as affirmation of the ties between the two families.   Special items were performed by His Serene Highness's younger brothers, the Hon. ‘Etani and Hon. Sione Ikamafana followed by traditional ma'ulu'ulu and lakalaka  by the people of Tungi's estates.  A highlight of this  joyous occasion was the presentation of gifts and cakes which honours Prince Tungi's 21st birthday.

The celebrations continued at the Fua'amotu Royal Palace into the late hours of the evening despite the rainy weather conditions.

In 2008, the Honourable Sitiveni 'Alaivahamama'o Polule'uligana Tanusia ma'a Tonga Tuku'aho, was installed to the noble title Tungi, and has since then been addressed as His Serene Highness Prince Tungi.  He was also appointed as the Lord Bearer of the Crown.

The title Tungi was last held by the late King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV before he ascended the throne in 1965.

His Serene Highness  is the oldest son of the late Lord Ma'atu, second son of the late King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, and the Lady ‘Alai'ile'ula Tuku'aho, grand-daughter of the late Samoa Head of State, His Highness Malietoa Tanumafili II.

Prince Tungi is the elder brother of the Hon. Salote Haim  Hadessah  Be  yardena  ‘Alainuanua  Tuku‘aho, the Hon.  Fatafehi  Sione  Ika  Mafana  Taanekinga  ‘o  Tonga  Tuku‘aho. and the  Hon. ‘Etani  Ha‘amea  Tupoulahi  Tu‘uakitau  Ui  Tu‘alangi  Tuku‘aho.

The Tungi title is the estate holder of Tatakamotonga, Navutoka , Mu'a and Fu'amotu.


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His Majestry King George Tupou V, Royal families and guests during His Serene Highness Prince Tungi 21st Birthday prayer ceremony..

Her Royal Highness Princess Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuita arrival

Royal families and guests during the thanksgiving ceremony

Princess Mele Siu'ilikutapu arrival

Arrival of the birthday Prince; His Serene Highness Prince Tungi


Last Updated ( Friday, 22 July 2011 23:18 )  

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