The momentous occasion was attended by His Majesty King George Tupou V and Her Majesty Queen Halaevalu Mata'aho, the Queen Mother. Their Royal Highnesses Princess Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuita, Princess Mele Siu'ilikutapu and Princess ‘Ofeina Fakafanua and other members of the Royal family also joined hundreds of invited guests which includes the Lord Prime Minister, prestigious members of His Majesty's Cabinet and the Legislative Assembly.
The celebration was not only attended by the Royal household but also some members of the Samoan nobility and thousands of Fua'amotu, Tatakamotonga and Navutoka kinsmen from the estates of Prince Tungi.
The occasion involved a church service followed by traditional presentation by the Malietoa family to the Tongan Royal family as affirmation of the ties between the two families. Special items were performed by His Serene Highness's younger brothers, the Hon. ‘Etani and Hon. Sione Ikamafana followed by traditional ma'ulu'ulu and lakalaka by the people of Tungi's estates. A highlight of this joyous occasion was the presentation of gifts and cakes which honours Prince Tungi's 21st birthday.
The celebrations continued at the Fua'amotu Royal Palace into the late hours of the evening despite the rainy weather conditions.
In 2008, the Honourable Sitiveni 'Alaivahamama'o Polule'uligana Tanusia ma'a Tonga Tuku'aho, was installed to the noble title Tungi, and has since then been addressed as His Serene Highness Prince Tungi. He was also appointed as the Lord Bearer of the Crown.
The title Tungi was last held by the late King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV before he ascended the throne in 1965.
His Serene Highness is the oldest son of the late Lord Ma'atu, second son of the late King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, and the Lady ‘Alai'ile'ula Tuku'aho, grand-daughter of the late Samoa Head of State, His Highness Malietoa Tanumafili II.
Prince Tungi is the elder brother of the Hon. Salote Haim Hadessah Be yardena ‘Alainuanua Tuku‘aho, the Hon. Fatafehi Sione Ika Mafana Taanekinga ‘o Tonga Tuku‘aho. and the Hon. ‘Etani Ha‘amea Tupoulahi Tu‘uakitau Ui Tu‘alangi Tuku‘aho.
The Tungi title is the estate holder of Tatakamotonga, Navutoka , Mu'a and Fu'amotu.