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The Royal Bier: The Final Journey

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27 March 2012 Tens of thousands of Tongans congregated at Nuku'alofa, as a 21-Gun Salute signaled the formation of the Royal Cortege and procession to depart the Royal Palace for the Royal Tombs on Kings Road.

Church bells of the Free Wesleyan Centenary Church began to toil, as the Royal Catafalgue makes its way to Mala'ekula.

Order of Procession

Guard of Honour (Tonga Defence Detachment 200 strong

Massed Bands from the Royal Corps of Musicians and Tonga Police Band

Officiating Clergy and CHurch Leaders

The Royal Bier

Lord Bearers of the Insignia

His Royal Highness Prince Ata

His Royal Highness Prince Tungi

Their Majesties King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala and Hon. Sinaitakala Tu'imatamoana

Her Royal Highness Princess Angelica Latufuipeka Mata'aho

Her Royal Highness Prince Salote Pilolevu and Lord Tuita

Hon. Salote Lupepau'u, Hon. Phaedra 'Anaseini Tupouveihola,

Hon. Fanetupouvava'u, Hon. Frederica Fatafehi 'o Lapaha, Hon. Lupeolo Halaevalu Moheofo, Hon. Salote Maumautaimi, Hon. Sione Ikamafana

Her Royal Highness Princess Mele Siu'ilikutapu, The Dowager Lady Kalaniuvalu-Fotofili

Lord and Lady Kalaniuvalu-Fotofili, Lord and Lady Vaha'i

Her Royal Highness Princess Lavenia Mata-'0-taone

Hon. Tevita 'Unga

Her Royal Highness Princess Sinaitakala 'Ofeina 'e he Langi, The Dowager Lady Fakafanua

Lord Fakafanua, Hon. Fakaolameilangi

Lady Ma'afu, Hon. 'Alaileula and Hon. 'Etani Ha'amea

Their Serene Highnesses Prince and Princess Tu'ipelehake

Hon. Elizabeth Deborah Taone

His Excellency Ratu Epeli Nailatikau and First Lady Adi Koila

Lord Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers and their spouses

Nobles of the Realm and spouses

Lord Chief Justice, Members of the Judiciary and spouses

Lord Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly and their spouses

Friends of His Late Majesty

Relatives of the Royal Family

>>> Photo Albums HERE

ENDS

Issued by the: Ministry of Information and Communications, Nuku'alofa, 2012.

Last Updated ( Monday, 16 July 2012 11:40 )  

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