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Tongan Royal Corps of Musicians perform at Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Sydney

https://youtu.be/t7ziTf9gsI8 Musicians, dancers and military performers from across Australasia have wowed audiences in the biggest ever staging of...

Queen Elizabeth’s message recalls Queen Sālote’s attendance at her own Coronation

EXPRESS.COK.UK/PACNEWS The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived in Tonga for the next leg of their 16-day overseas tour which has already seen them visit...

Nobles carry out pongipongi tapu as 10 days funeral taboo begins

The official mourning period for the late Queen Mother began this morning with the "Pongipongi Tapu" ceremony at Pangai Lahi. Members of the nobility and...

Queen Mother laid to rest at family tombs

Queen Mother Halaevalu Mataʻaho has been buried in Malaʻekula royal tombs, following a memorial service at the Nukuʻalofa royal palace. Her body was carried by...

Queen Halaevalu Mata’aho’s funeral cortege leaves ‘Atalanga

The cortege bearing the coffin of Queen Mother Halaevalu Mataʻaho began its journey back to  Tonga this morning at 7.30am. Members of the royalty including...

Marcellin College students mark Queen Mother’s death in school ceremony

Students at Marcellin College remembered Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho today with a prayer service at school. The students came to school wearing their formal clothes...

NZ Parliament relays message of love to Queen Mother during tonight’s memorial service

The New Zealand Parliament was represented tonight during the fourth memorial service held in remembrance of the Tongan Queen Mother’s passing. Labour Party MP Jenny Lātū Salesa...

Flags lowered for 10 days, public holiday in honour of Queen Mother

Tongan flags outside government complexes and offices will be flown at half-mast for 10 days in honour of the Queen Mother, Halaevalu Mata’aho, who...