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Old 07-19-2006, 04:05 AM
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update on the TONGA ROYAL DEATHS
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The California Highway Patrol escorts a funeral procession on Highway 101 to San Francisco International Airport for Tongan royal family members Prince Tu'ipelehake, Princess Kaimana, and their driver, Vinisia Hefa, Tuesday, July 18, 2006. The Tongan royal family members were killed in a vehicle accident in Menlo Park, Calif., Wednesday, July 5, 2006. (AP Photo/Benjamin Sklar)

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The bodies of Tongan Prince Tu'ipelehake, and his wife, Princess Kaimana are escorted from a funeral home in San Mateo, Calif., Tuesday, July 18, 2006 to be flown to Tonga. The Prince and princess and their driver, Vinisia Hefa, were killed in a car accident on July 5, 2006 in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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Tongan Princess Siu'ilikutapu talks during a news conference at the Tongan royal estate in Hillsborough, Calif., Friday, July 14, 2006. The princess said Friday, July 14, 2006, her family has forgiven the teenage girl charged with killing a Tongan prince and princess in a car crash. Edith Delgado, 18, of Redwood City, faces three counts of vehicular manslaughter in the July 5, 2006 deaths of Prince Tu'ipelehake, his wife, Princess Kaimana, and the couple's driver, Vinisia Hefa. Princess Siu'ilikutapu, older sister of the prince, said the royal family was "extending forgiveness and love toward the young lady who caused the tragedy." (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Princess Mele Siu'ilikutapu, center, sister of Princess Kaimana, officiates during a memorial service in at the Royal Tongan estate in Hillsborough, Calif., Wednesday, July 12, 2006. The service was for the Tongan royal family members, Prince Tu'ipelehake, 56, Princess Kaimana, 46, and their driver, Vinisia Hefa, 36 who were killed in a car accident in Menlo Park, Calif., Wednesday, July 5, 2006. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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Tonga mourns its "people's prince"

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Return of the remains of Prince Tu'ipelehake & Princess Kaimana in Tonga



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Old 07-22-2006, 12:47 AM
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What a tragedy for Tonga and the United States. It is doubly awful when an honoured visitor is killed in your land.
Unfortunately, it isn't the only case of a polynesian royal dying on the US west coast. In 1891, King Kalakaua of Hawai'i also died while visiting San Francisco, although of slightly less tragic causes.
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Funeral of Prince Tu'ipelehake & Princess Kaimana of Tonga
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Funeral of Prince Tu'ipelehake & Princess Kaimana of Tonga
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Funeral of Prince Tu'ipelehake & Princess Kaimana of Tonga
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Funeral of Prince Tu'ipelehake & Princess Kaimana of Tonga
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Thank you for your interesting photos, Weinyer. They are truly sad...

Do you know if some Royal from the Pacific Islands attended the Funeral? I think I saw a woman with a little crown of flowers with the word "Samoa" written in it. I also noticed (or I least I suppose I noticed her), the Maori Queen among the people who followed the coffins. She is just behind the woman with the "Samoan" flower crown...

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The article from Matangi Tonga said that there are foreign dignitaries, but do not mention names, but am sure there are representatives from Samoa and Fiji since
there are royal and noble houses from there…here are some more photos from
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I would imagine that there were members of the royal families of Uvea, Sigave and Alo, the three kingdoms that make up the Wallis and Futuna islands.
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Memorial Service for Prince Tu'ipelehake & Princess Kaimana of Tonga

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visit of Queen Elizabeth to Queen Salote of Tonga
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visit of Queen Elizabeth to Queen Salote of Tonga
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King "gravely ill"

The Sydney Daily Telegraph reported today that King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV "is gravely ill in a New Zealand hospital".

The King has been in Auckland for treatment for poor health since April, returning to Tonga to celebrate his 88th birthday on July 4.
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Hope he'll recover quickly. It could be very sad for Tonga if his health doesn't improve since the Kingdom had two important loss with Prince Tu'ipelehake and the Princess Kaimana...

Please, keep us updated.

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Old 08-18-2006, 02:32 AM
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I don't think he is going to recover. The Tongan Prime Minister said that "only God can save the king now" and I somehow feel that God has decided that his time has come. When you look at recent photos of the king he looks a poor soul and is obviously in a lot of pain and distress. I think that when death comes it will be a blessed release. May God grant him a holy and peaceful death.
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