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King of Tonga

King of Tonga
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?Aho?eitu Tupou VI
since 18 March 2012
StyleHis Majesty
Heir apparentTupouto?a ?Ulukalala
First monarchGeorge Tupou I
Formation4 December 1845
ResidenceRoyal Palace, Nuku?alofa
Royal Standard of Tonga

This is a list of monarchs of Tonga since 1845, after the Constitution of Tonga established the role of the monarch. Tonga is the only sovereign indigenous monarchy in Oceania. The first monarch was George Tupou I.

2008 cession of powers

Three days before his coronation on 1 August 2008, then-King George Tupou V announced that he would relinquish most of his powers and be guided by the Prime Minister of Tonga's recommendations on most matters.[1]

Lists of earlier monarchs of Tonga

  • Tu?i Tonga, rulers of Tonga from c. 950 to c. 1470.
  • Tu?i Ha?atakalaua, rulers of Tonga from c. 1470 to c. 1800.
  • Tu?i Kanokupolu, rulers of Tonga from c. 1800 to the present day. George Tupou I, the first king of Tonga, was the 19th Tu?i Kanokupolu.

List of monarchs of Tonga (1845-present)

NameLifespanReign startReign endNotesFamilyImage
George Tupou I(1797-12-04)4 December 1797 - 18 February 1893(1893-02-18) (aged 95)4 December 184518 February 1893Son of Tupouto?a, 17th Tu?i KanokupoluTupouGeorge Tupou I of Tonga
George Tupou II(1874-06-18)18 June 1874 - 5 April 1918(1918-04-05) (aged 43)18 February 18935 April 1918Double Great-grandson of George Tupou ITupouGeorge Tupou II of Tonga
S?lote Tupou III(1900-03-13)13 March 1900 - 16 December 1965(1965-12-16) (aged 65)5 April 191816 December 1965Daughter of George Tupou IITupouS?lote Tupou III of Tonga
T?ufahau Tupou IV(1918-07-04)4 July 1918 - 10 September 2006(2006-09-10) (aged 88)16 December 196510 September 2006Son of S?lote Tupou IIITupouT?ufahau Tupou IV of Tonga
George Tupou V(1948-05-04)4 May 1948 - 18 March 2012(2012-03-18) (aged 63)11 September 200618 March 2012Son of T?ufa?ahau Tupou IVTupouGeorge Tupou V of Tonga
?Aho?eitu Tupou VI (1959-07-12) 12 July 1959 (age 60)18 March 2012IncumbentSon of T?ufahau Tupou IVTupouTupou VI of Tonga

Family tree

See also


External links

  • Tonga - history of Tonga-monarchy and royal genealogy

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