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Queen Mother of Tonga dies at the age of 90

The Queen Mother of Tonga, Her Majesty Queen Halaevalu Mata’aho, has died at the age of 90. She was flown to New Zealand last week to be treated for minor medical issues. However, she died in an Auckland hospital on Saturday. The Tongan consul in New Zealand, Stafford ʻAho confirmed her death.

The Tongan consul in New Zealand, Stafford, confirmed her death on Sunday. Her granddaughter, Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Mata’aho was, according to local reports, at the Queen Mother’s side when she died.

The Tongan Monarchy is the last of the Polynesian monarchies. Born in 1926, Queen Halaevalu Mata’aho was the mother of two kings: George Tupou V and the current King, Tupou VI. She was the great-granddaughter of the last King of the Tuʻi Tonga Empire. She married Siaosi Tāufa‘āhau on 14, June 1947. He later became King Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV after the death of his mother.

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth visited Tonga with the Duke of Edinburgh in December 1953. She received both the current King and Queen of Tonga in 2013 and in 2015 at Buckingham Palace.

Tonga’s Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni, led the country’s parliament in prayers on Monday morning. The Queen Mother became a widow in 2006 following the death of her husband. She lost her son, George Tupou V, a few years later. Now the people of Tonga, many who live in New Zealand, are mourning the passing of a woman who was well-loved and respected. According to the New Zealand Herald, she lived a ‘magnificent’ life.

According to the New Zealand Herald, she lived a ‘magnificent’ life.

Tonga is a country located in the South Pacific and is made up of more than 170 islands. It’s known to be a very conservative, Christian country. Tonga elected its first Prime Minister in 2010 after 160 years of feudal rule.

  • Itsme

    Tonga is not the last of the Polynesian monarchies. Tuvalu and New Zealand are both monarchies and the Wallis and Futuna Islands consist of three monarchies, Uvea, Sigave and Alo.

    • Danny

      yeah true they might have a royal families but they don’t rules the country. That why it’s the only Monarchy left. Because Tongan never colonised by any foreign country.
      They are the only country in the world they still rules their own country by a King and a Queen. It’s true they are the last Polynesian Monarchy still rules. so now you know their differences.

  • MythR

    The fucking bitch is dead. She was shit and contributed to great misfortune to many people. May she burn in hell forever.
    GSTQ

    • Sefesi Lutui

      Do you know Respect ? …you don’t know her. Please mind your own business and your own country stuff. she provide place for disabled people and happy to visit outer island to help poor people.

      • Herman hoching

        My Dear Brother, we shouldn’t be angry at this time!

        • Sefesi Lutui

          I am sorry.

      • MythR

        SCUM! Cannibal! Proven!

  • Grantchester250

    The Maori monarchy in New Zealand still continues. The present monarch, King Tuheitia, is the seventh Maori monarch of the Potatau Te Wherowhero dynasty and has reigned since the death of his mother, Queen Te Atairangikaahu, in 2006.

    • LahLah Land

      yeah true they might have a royal families but they don’t rules the country. That why it’s the only Monarchy left. Because Tongan never colonised by any foreign country.
      They are the only country in the world they still rules their own country by a King and a Queen. It’s true they are the last Polynesian Monarchy still rules. so now you know their differences

  • Perry Weinberg

    My mission team and I had an audience with the queen in 2002, while we were there renovating a school on Tonga. Personable and outgoing, the queen thanked us for our efforts there. A real highlight of the trip-

  • Guest

    “The Tongan Monarchy is the last of the Polynesian monarchies”

    Not so, in the Wallis and Futuna Islands there are three monarchies, Uvea, Sigave, and Alo. Also, Tuvalu and New Zealand are monarchies.

  • Herman hoching

    Just seen this today! I am very Saddened that our Beloved Queen, has died! My respects go out to the Royal Family! May she rest in peace and Love! She will be dearly missed! Ofa Atu!

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