Line of succession to the Tongan throne

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The order of succession to the throne of Tonga is laid down in the 1875 constitution. The crown descends according to male-preference cognatic primogeniture. Only legitimate descendants through legitimate line of King George Tupou I's two sons, Crown Prince Tēvita ʻUnga and Prince Uelingatoni Ngū, are entitled to succeed. A person loses his or her right of succession and deprives his or her descendants of their right of succession if he or she marries without the monarch's permission.

Line of succession[edit]

The current line of succession is as follows:[1]

  • Simple silver crown.svg HM King Tupou IV (1918-2006)
    • Simple silver crown.svg HM King Tupou V (1948-2012)
    • The Hon. Ma’atu (1954-2004, removed from the line of succession in 1980)
      • HSH The Prince Tungi (b. 1990)
      • The Hon. Fatafehi Sione Ikamafana Ta’anekinga ‘o Tonga Tuita (b. 1994)
      • The Hon. ‘Etani Ha’amea Tupoulahi Tu’uakitau Ui Tu’alangi Tuku’aho (b. 1995)
      • The Hon. Salote Maumautaimi Haim Hadessah Ber Yardena ‘Alanuanua Tuku’aho (b. 1991)
    • Simple gold crown.svg HM King Tupou VI (b. 1959)
    • (6) HRH Princess Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuita, Lady Tuita (b. 1951)
      • (7) Hon. Sālote Lupepau'u Salamasina Purea Vahine Arii 'Oe Hau Tuita (b. 1977)
        • (8) Hon. Phaedra Anaseini Tupouveihola Ikaleti Olo-'i-Fangatapu Fusituʻa (b. 2003)
      • (9) Hon. Titilupe Fanetupouvava'u Tuita Tu'ivakano (b. 1978)
        • (10) Hon. Simon Tu'iha'atu'unga George Ma'ulupekotofa Tu'ivakano (b. 2011)
        • (11) Hon. Michaela Tu'ivakano (b. 2012)
        • (12) Hon. Fatafehi Tu'ivakano (b. 2013)
      • (13) Hon. Frederica Lupe'uluiva Fatafehi 'o Lapaha Tuita Filipe (b. 1983)
        • (14) Hon. Latu'alaifotu'aika Fahina e Paepae Tian Tian Filipe (b. 2014)
      • (15) Hon. Lupeolo Halaevalu Moheofo Virginia Rose Tuita (b. 1986)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Succession to the Tongan Throne". Tonga Government Portal. 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  2. ^ "New Tongan heir, Prince Taufa'ahau Manumataongo born May 10 in Auckland", Matangi Tonga
  3. ^ "Tonga's New Princess: Halaevalu Mata'aho", Matangi Tonga, 14 July 2014