Tupou Vi

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Date of Birth July 12, 1959
Place of Birth Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Age 61 years old
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Tupou VI

ʻAhoʻeitu Tupou VI is the King of Tonga. He is the younger brother and successor of the late King George Tupou V. He was officially confirmed by his brother on 27 September 2006 as the heir presumptive to the Throne of Tonga, as his brother had no legitimate children. He served as Tonga's High Commissioner to Australia, and resided in Canberra until the death of King George Tupou V on 18 March 2012, when ʻAhoʻeitu ʻUnuakiʻotonga Tukuʻaho became King of Tonga, with the regnal name ʻAhoʻeitu Tupou VI.

Predecessor: George Tupou V
Heir apparent: Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala
Predecessor: Baron Vaea
Successor: Feleti Sevele
Monarch: Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV
Born: July 12, 1959, Royal Palace, Nukuʻalofa, Tonga
Issue: Princess Lātūfuipeka Tukuʻaho, Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala, Prince Ata
House: Tupou
Father: Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV
Mother: Halaevalu Mataʻaho ʻAhomeʻe
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About Tupou Vi

This member of Polynesian royalty began his reign as King of Tonga in early 2012. He had previously served as both Prime Minister of Tonga and Tongan High Commissioner to Australia.

Before Fame

After studying at the University of East Anglia, he joined the Tonga Defense Services and went on to train at the United States Naval War College. He later earned a military science degree from the University of New South Wales and an international relations degree from Bond University.

Achievement

He became King of Tonga following the death of his older brother, King George Tupou V.

Family Life

His marriage to Queen Nanasipau'u Tuku'aho resulted in three children: Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tukuʻaho, Prince Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala and Prince Ata.

Associations

His contemporary, Moana Kalosil, also held a high-ranking position within the government of a Polynesian island nation. In 2013, Kalosil began serving as Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu.

Information related to Tupou VI

  • Line of succession to the Tongan throne - The order of succession to the throne of Tonga is laid down in the 1875 constitution. The crown descends according to male-preference cognatic primogeniture.
  • Princess Lātūfuipeka Tukuʻaho - Princess Lātūfuipeka is a Tongan royal and a member of the House of Tupou. Sole daughter of Tupou VI, King of Tonga, Princess Lātūfuipeka became the High Commissioner of Tonga to Australia on 22 August 2012, after her father – High Commissioner until then – succeeded as the King of Tonga.
  • Prime Ministers of Tonga
  • Government ministers of Tonga
  • Tongan monarchs
  • Bond University alumni
  • People educated at The Leys School
  • University of New South Wales alumni
  • Alumni of the University of East Anglia
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Latest information about Tupou Vi updated on February 28, 2021.

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