Princess Lātūfuipeka to receive Christmas card and marriage proposal from Lord Malupoo’s son

    The King of Tonga’s only daughter, Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Napua ‘Okalani Tuku’aho, 30, will receive a marriage proposal next March from Lord Malupoo’s son, Hon. Makahokovalu.

    News of the marriage proposal was confirmed to Kaniva News by Lord Malupoo’s herald in Auckland, Angakehe.

    First, however, he will present her with a Christmas card just before Christmas.

    Asked to give the details of what they will present with the Christmas card Angakehe, an authority on Tongan culture, explained what a Christmas card means in Tongan.

    In Tongan a Christmas card is called a Kaati Kilisimasi.

    However, when a suitor presents the Kaati Kilisimasi to a woman it is called “ Kaati” (card, which refers to Christmas card) or “ʻAve Kaati” (presenting the card to the woman).

    It is the same idea used by westerners to present a Christmas card on Christmas eve but in the Tongan way when it is presented by a suitor to a lover it has a completely different significance.

    The family of the suitor present koloa (fine mats and tapa cloth), ngāue (kava and hogs) and a sila (envelope full of money). They will also organize for entertainment to be presented.

    The amount of koloa , ngāue and the sila presented is significant as it is meant to reflect the social status of the suitor, his wealth and to show how deep is his love for the woman.

    Angakehe said Makahokovalu’s kaati to the Princess would be a formal Tongan presentation which would include a huge amount of  koloa, ngāue and sila.

    They would also perform a faiva (group dance).

    Angakehe will lead Malupo’s kāinga to the Palace on the day,  either on December 23 or 24.

    “There will be no reference at this stage to the marriage proposal when I will address the king’s family through his herald about Hon. Makahokovalu’s Kaati,” the herald said.

    “We will just present it and will come back as the princess’s family, on the New Year’s eve, will perform the custom of Tali (presenting gifts as a response to what had been presented by Makahokovalu’s kāinga).”

    In February Lord Nuku’s son, Hon. Faka’osifono, presented his marriage proposal to the Princess.

    The king will decide who he wants to marry his daughter according to the rules laid down by the Tongan constitution.

    About Princess Angelika

    Princess Angelika is the kingdom’s High Commissioner to Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and Singapore. She is also ambassador to Indonesia, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and the Philippines.

    She is also a member of the Young Tongan Traditional Leaders group  (YTTL) and patron of the Tongan National Leadership Development Forum, the governing body of the YTTL.

    High Commissioner is the term used to describe ambassadors accredited to other Commonwealth countries.

    The main points

    • The King of Tonga’s only daughter, Princess Angelica Latufuipeka Napua ‘Okalani Tuku’aho, 30, will receive a marriage proposal next March from Lord Malupoo’s son, Hon. Makahokovalu.
    • Makahokovalu will first present her with a Christmas card just before Christmas.
    • In February Lord Nuku’s son, Hon. Faka’osifono, presented his marriage proposal to the Princess.
    • The king will decide who he wants to marry his daughter according to the rules laid down by the Tongan constitution.

    1 COMMENT

    1. ʻAmanaki ke fakahoko ha Kaati mo ha Faitohi kia Pilinisesi Lātūfuipeka mei he ʻalo ʻo Looti Malupoó.

      ʻOku ʻamanaki ke talitali ʻe he ʻalo fefine tofu pe ʻe taha ʻo e Tuʻi ʻo Tongá, Pilinisesi Angelika Lātūfuipeka Halaevalu Mata’aho Napua Okalani Tuku’aho, ʻa ia ko hono taʻu 30 foki ʻeni, ha faitohi ʻi Māʻasi taʻu kahaʻú meia ʻOnapolo Makahokovalu ko e ʻalo ʻo Looti Malupoó.

      Naʻe fakapapauʻi e ongoongo ʻo e faitohí ni ki he Ongoongo ʻa e Kanivá ʻe he matāpule faifatongia ʻa Malupō ʻi ʻAokalaní ko Angakehe.

      Ka neongo ia ʻe ʻuluaki ʻave ha kaati kilisimasi ʻa e taʻamasiʻí ni ki he taʻahiné ʻi Tīsema.

      ʻI hano fehuʻi ange fekauʻaki mo e fakaikiiki ʻo e kaati ʻe ʻavé naʻe fakamatala ʻa Angakehe, ʻa ia ko e taukei foki ia ʻi he tala fakafonua ʻo Tongá, ki he meʻa ko e Kaati Kilimasi.

      Ko e Kaati Kilisimasí ko e liliu mai pe mei he Christmas Card.

      Neongo iá ka ʻave ʻe ha tangata ha Kaati Kilisimasi ki hano ʻofaʻanga ʻoku ui faka-Tonga ia ko e Kaati pe ʻAve Kaati ʻo ʻikai angamaheni ia ke ui ko e Kaati Kilimasi pe ō ʻo ʻave Kaati Kilisimasi.

      Ko e foʻi fakakaukau tatau pe ʻoku ngāueʻaki ʻe he kau muli ʻo e hihifó ʻi he angamaheni ke ʻave e Kaati Kilisimasí he ʻaho ki muʻa he Kilisimasí ka ʻi he founga faka-Tongá he taimi ʻoku ʻave ai ha kaati ʻoku mātuʻaki kehe ʻaupito hono angá ʻona.

      ʻE ʻave ʻe he fāmili ia ʻo e tangatá ʻa e koloa, fakatūʻuta mo e ngāue pea ʻave mo e sila pehē foki ki hano fakahoko ha fakameʻite.

      ʻE ʻi mui ai hano fakahoko mai ʻe he fefiné ʻa hono tali e fakatūʻuta atu ko ʻeni mei he tangatá ʻa ia ko e meimei meʻa tatau pe ʻi he ngāue, koloa mo e sila.

      Ko e lahi ko ē ʻo e koloá, ngāué mo e sila ʻe ʻavé ʻoku ʻi ai hono mahuʻinga ke fai ki he taupotutaha ʻoku ala fakahokó ʻo ʻuhinga ke fisikituʻa mei ai e tuʻunga fakasōsiale ʻo e tokotaha ʻevá, ʻene meʻa ʻoku maʻu pea ke ne talakituʻa ai foki e loloto ʻene ʻofa mo e tokanga ki he fefiné.

      Naʻe pehē ʻe Angakehé ko e kaati ʻa Makahokovalu ki he Pilinisesí ʻe fakakakato ʻa hono ouau fakapangaí ʻa ia ʻe ʻalu ʻa e koloa, ngāue, sila lahi faufaua pea tā mo ʻenau faiva.

      ʻE taki ʻe Angakehe ʻa e kāinga ʻo Malupoó ki Palasi he ʻaho ko iá ʻa ia fakatatau ki he lau ʻa e matāpule faifatongiá ni te nau fakatūʻuta ʻi he ʻaho 23 pe 24 ʻo Tīsemá.

      Naʻá ne pehē ʻe ʻikai fai ha lave ia ki he faitohí ʻi he taimi te ne fakahoko atu ai e fakatūʻutá ki he taʻahine fakafou atu he kau matāpule faifatongia ʻa e tuʻí, ko e foʻi ʻave pe ʻo e kātí pea nau foki mai he ʻe fakahoko mai leva e ouau hono tali ʻe he taʻahiné e kātí ʻi he fakaʻositaʻú.

      Pehē ʻe Angakehé ʻe toki ʻave kehe pe ʻa e faitohi ia ʻi Māʻasi taʻu kahaʻú.

      Naʻe ʻosi fakatūʻuta atu foki ha faitohi ia ʻa e ʻalo ʻo Looti Nukú, Fakaʻosifono, ki he Pilinisesí ʻi Fēpueli.

      ʻE toki tuʻutuʻuni ʻa e tuʻí ko hai ʻokú ne mokoi ke taʻane mo hono ʻaló ʻo fakatatau pe ki he tuʻutuʻuni ʻa e konisitūtone ʻa Tongá.

      Fekauʻaki mo e Pilinisesi Angelika.

      Ko Pilinisesi Angelika ko e Hai-Komisiona ia ʻa Tonga ki ʻAositelēliá, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea mo Singapoa. Ko e ʻamipasitoa foki ia ki ʻInitōnesia, Taileni, Puleʻanga United Arab Emirates mo e ʻOtu Filipainé.

      Ko e mēmipa foki ia ʻo e kulupu Young Tongan Traditional Leaders (YTTL) pea ko e pataloni ʻo e fōlomu Tongan National Leadership Development ʻa ia ko e sino pule ia ʻo e YTTL

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