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 apparent Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala
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
George Tupou I, c. 1880s.jpg c. 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
Crown Prince Taufa’ahau.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 (cropped).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