World Who's Who Routledge - Taylor and Francis Group

Reigning Royal Families

Biographical entries of most of the reigning monarchs and of certain other members of the reigning royal families will be found in their appropriate alphabetical order in the biographical section of this site.

The name under which they can be found in the text of the site is listed and hyperlinked in this section in bold UPPERCASE type.


Reigning King:

b. 12 July 1959; proclaimed Crown Prince 11 September 2006; succeeded to the throne 18 March 2012, on the death of his elder brother, King George Tupou V; married 11 December 1982, Nanasipau'u Vaea (Princess Nanasipau'u).

Children of the King:

Princess Latufuipeka Tuku'aho, b. 17 November 1983.

Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala, b. 17 September 1985, married 12 July 2012, Sinaitakala Fakafanua (b. 1987); son, Prince Taufa'ahau Manumataongo, b. 10 May 2013; daughter, Princess Halaevalu Mata'aho 12 July 2014; daughter, Princess Nanasipau'u, b. 20 March 2018.

Prince Viliami Tuku'aho, The Prince Ata, b. 27 April 1988.

Parents of the King:

King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, b. 4 July 1918, died 10 September 2006; succeeded to the throne 15 December 1965; married 1947, Princess Halaevalu Mata'aho 'Ahome'e (Queen Halaevalu Mata'aho) (b. 29 May 1926, died 19 February 2017).

Brothers and Sister of the King:

HRH Princess Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuku'aho Tuita, Princess Regent, b. 17 November 1951; married 21 July 1976, Captain Ma'ulupekotofa Tuita (known as Honourable Tuita) (four daughters, one adopted son).

HRH Prince Fatafehi Alaivahamama'o Tuku'aho (known as Honourable Matu), b. 17 December 1954, died 17 February 2004; married (relinquished royal claim).

King George Tupuo V; b. 4 May 1948, died 18 March 2012; succeeded to the throne 10 September 2006; daughter 'Ilima Lei Fifita Tohi, b. 1974.

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