Mourners at Princess Tāone’s burial service said they felt she smiled down on them when rainbows were spotted above Hāngaitokelau’s royal cemetery in Tokomolo on Saturday.
Princess Lavinia Mata ‘o Tāone Ma’afu, 66, died on Friday 24 of undisclosed causes in Auckland, New Zealand. She was laid to rest at Hāngaitokelau on June 30.
The phenomenon appeared on a day which was mostly sunny and partly cloudy.
Photos of the rainbows were shared on Facebook by radio FM 87.5.
Some commenters said the rainbows must have sent a message about the Princess’s good character.