Pocket Profiles · Tonga

Pocket Profile – King George Tupou V of Tonga

"The Sovereign of the only Polynesian kingdom ... is voluntarily surrendering his powers to meet the democratic aspirations of many of his people ... [The people] favour a more representative, elected Parliament The king agrees with them."Fielakepa, the spokesman for the royal palace in 2010 King George Tupou V of Tonga was a grandson of Sālote… Continue reading Pocket Profile – King George Tupou V of Tonga

Pocket Profiles · Tonga

Pocket Profile – Sālote Tupou III

Wikimedia Commons Sālote Tupou III was the first Queen regnant and third Monarch of the Kingdom of Tonga from 1918 to her death in 1965. She reigned for nearly 48 years, longer than any other Tongan Monarch. During her childhood, she was not a popular choice for queen-dom, due to the low rank of her… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Sālote Tupou III