Prince Tungi celebrates 21st birthday

Prince Tungī blowing his birthday cake.


Prince Tungi, nephew of King George Tupou V, celebrated his 21st birthday on Friday 24 June at the Royal Palace at Fua’amotu Village by the airport.

The young prince is the eldest son of Hon ‘Alaileula of Samoa, and the late Hon Ma’atu, brother of King George. ‘Alaileula is the granddaughter of the late King of Samoa, Malietoa Tanumafili II.

The prince was given the noble title Tungi in July 2008, one of the paramount noble titles in Tonga.  The last Tungi title-holder was the late King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV, which was endowed on him in 1965.

Prince Tungi was educated at Tonga College, and continued to Wesley College in New Zealand. He is presently training in New Zealand to be a pilot.

Prince Tungi’s estate includes the villages of Tatakamotonga, Fua’amotu, and Navutoka.

Reverend Dr ‘Ahio, President of the Free Wesleyan Church officiated in the birthday ceremonies. His Majesty King George Tupou V was also present.

Many attended the birthday celebrations including the prince’s former school mates from Wesley College, his Samoan relatives from the House of Malietoa, and many friends and relatives from other parts of Tonga and overseas.

Prince Tungī and his aunt her mother's younger sister.

Se'uli, Tosi Malietoa and some of Hon. Alaileula's family at Polata'ane.

Hon. Alaileua Tuku'aho with her younger sister on the left and a family member on the right.

Prince Tungi's youngest brother Hon. 'Etani Tuku'aho and only sister Hon. Salote Maumautaimi Tuku'aho.

King George Tupou V

The Hon. Kalaniuvalu Fotofili, Hon. Titilupe Fanetupouvava'u and her husband Hon. Siaosi Kiu Tu'ivakanō.

The Hon. Lupepau'u Tuita dancing during the celebration.

Entertainment from Fua'amotu.

Entertainer's from Tatakamotonga.

Entertainer from Fua'amotu

- By TMN Staff