List of monarchs of Tonga

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King of Tonga
Coat of arms of Tonga.svg
Ulukalala Lavaka Ata.jpg
Tupou VI
since 18 March 2012
Style His Majesty
Heir presumptive Siaosi Manumataongo
First monarch George Tupou I
Formation 4 November 1875
Residence Royal Palace of Tonga, Nukuʻalofa
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This is a list of monarchs of Tonga since 1875, after the constitutional role of the monarch was put forth. Tonga is the only sovereign indigenous monarchy in Oceania. The first monarch was George Tupou I.

In July 2008, three days before his coronation, King George Tupou V announced that he would relinquish most of his power and be guided by his Prime Minister's recommendations on most matters.[1]

Lists of earlier monarchs of Tonga[edit]

  • Tuʻi Tonga, rulers of Tonga from c.950 to c.1470.
  • Tuʻi Haʻatakalaua, rulers of Tonga from c.1470 to c.1600.
  • Tuʻi Kanokupolu, rulers of Tonga from c.1600 to the present day. George Tupou I, the first king of Tonga, was the 19th Tuʻi Kanokupolu.

List of monarchs of Tonga (1875–present)[edit]

The following monarchs have reigned since the constitutional role of the Tongan monarchy was set forth in 1875 (see Line of succession to the Tongan Throne):

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
George Tupou I
4 November 1875 – 1893
George Tupou I, c. 1880s.jpg 4 December 1797
Niuui, Tongoleleka, Ha'apai
son of Tupoutoʻa, 17th Tuʻi Konokupolo and Hoamofaleono
(1) Finau Kaunanga
one daughter
(2) Charlotte Salote Lupe Pauʻu
27 March 1834
two sons
18 February 1893
Royal Palace
aged 95
George Tupou II
King Tupou II.jpg 18 June 1874
only son of Prince Siaʻosi Fatafehi Toutaitokotaha, 4th Tuʻi Pelehake, and Princess Elisiva Fusipala Taukiʻonetuku
(1) Edith Marie Pomarevahine
8 December 1898
no issue
(2) Lavinia Veiongo
1 June 1899
one daughter
(3) Anaseini Takipō
11 November 1909
two daughters
5 April 1918
Royal Palace
aged 43
Sālote Tupou III
Queen Salote in London.jpg 13 March 1900
Royal Palace
eldest daughter of Siaosi Tupou II and Queen Lavinia Veiongo
Viliami Tungi Mailefihi
19/21 September 1917
three sons
16 December 1965
Aotea Hospital, Auckland
aged 65
Tāufaʻahau Tupou IV
JohnhmeierJh1.jpg 4 July 1918
Royal Palace
eldest son of Viliami Tungi Mailefihi and Salote Tupou III
Halaevalu Mataʻaho ʻAhomeʻe
10 June 1947
four children
10 September 2006
Mercy Hospital, Auckland
aged 88
George Tupou V
USMC-110802-M-AI118-010.jpg 4 May 1948
Royal Palace
eldest son of Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV and Queen Halaevalu Mataʻaho
Unmarried 18 March 2012
Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
aged 63
Tupou VI
Ulukalala Lavaka Ata.jpg 12 July 1959
Royal Palace
third son of Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV and Queen Halaevalu Mataʻaho
Nanasipauʻu Tukuʻaho
three children

Royal Standard[edit]

Family tree[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Tonga – history of Tonga-monarchy and royal genealogy