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Royal Birthday Celebration - Villa Royal Residence NUKU’ALOFA

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09 May 2014 The Royal Palace and the palatial ground were in festive fervour over the weekend on the occasion of the 1st birthday in honour of His Royal Highness Prince Taufa’ahau Manumataongo Tuku’aho.

The 2-day celebrations began on Friday 9th May 2014 at Pangai Lahi with a children’s party, themed on the “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” television animation series. The theme was derived by the aunty of the Prince, Her Royal

Highness Princess Lātūfuipeka Tuku’aho, based on the birthday Prince’s heritage ties to the ancient Vava’u chief ‘Ulukalala II, who reigned during the seizure of the Port-au-Prince and subsequently adopted the British privateer William Mariner or Toki Ukamea. The birthday programme included performance on healthy eating and lifestyle by the group Fili Tonu; and children feasting on themed party packs and enjoying jumping castles and waterslides.

The formal celebration was held on Saturday 10th May at the Royal Palace.

Prayers were offered by the Royal chaplain Rev. Dr. ‘Ahio and various Church leaders, and hymns serenaded by the Huolanga kava club. His Royal Highness Prince Ata and Lord Fakafanua delivered the thank you speeches; Lord Luani took charge as the master of ceremony. The entertainment was presented by various kainga’s of the Prince - a group tau’olunga from Ma’ufanga, children from the GPS Kanokupolu performing the Fola’osi lakalaka, and a kailao from Houma led by Vilai Vaea.

Their Majesties King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u attended the celebrations together with members of the Royal Family; the occasions were duly attended by the nobility, relatives and friends. Second in line to the Tongan throne, His Royal Highness Prince Taufa’ahau Manumataongo is the eldest son and first child of Their Royal Highnesses the Heir Apparent, Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala and Crown Princess Sinaitakala Tuku’aho.

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Issued by the : Office of Tonga High Commission to Australia

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 May 2014 15:03 )  

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