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Warren 03-18-2012 08:32 AM

Tonga - Death of HM King George Tupou V, 18 March 2012

Death of HM King George Tupou V


Sonjapearl 03-18-2012 10:08 AM

Is there any official truth to this yet?

King of Tonga dead - report |

NGalitzine 03-18-2012 12:53 PM

I believe we are still waiting for official confirmation from Palace. I read that the Wesleyan Church were offering prayers in front of the Queen Mothers residence.

NGalitzine 03-18-2012 02:34 PM

King of Tonga dies in Hong Kong | WORLD News

Tongan radio has apparently confirmed that the King dies in hospital in Hong Kong.

Biri 03-18-2012 03:00 PM

So sad! He reigned for only 6 years.:sad:
It writes here that he had the kidney with a tumour removed...Maybe he had metastasis?

The wedding of his nephew can be postponed now.

Rest in Peace, Your Majesty.:easter:
And what a sadness to his mother! She lost second child.

NGalitzine 03-18-2012 03:34 PM

His Majesty King George Tupou V of Tonga - Telegraph

Obituary from the Telegraph. The NZ Prime Minister has also issued message of condolance to the Tongan people.

PrincessKaimi 03-18-2012 07:18 PM

Very sad. He was a kingly man.

No1_Saint 03-18-2012 07:37 PM

The Late King had been away from Tonga since last November. He had treatment for a kidney tumour last year in the US just before the Rugby World Cup started in New Zealand. He came back the day it started to formally receive the Tongan Team at his residence in Auckland Atalanga before they were to play the opening match against the World Cup 2011 All Blacks.


King to receive ‘Ikale Tahi at Atalanga | Worldnews

No1_Saint 03-18-2012 07:42 PM

Moemoea Te Kiingi o Te Tonga. Nga mihi ki a koe mo tou mahi tonu, mo tou mahi aroha, mo tou mahi tautoko i te tangata o Tonga.

Haere ki te whare nui o Te Atua.
Haere ki te moe nui, te moe roa, te moe pamamao.

Noreira, haere, haere, haere atu ra.

Kua mate ke Te Kiingi. Ka ora tonu nui Te Kiingi. (The King is Dead, Long Live the King)

Romanov Princess 03-19-2012 04:33 AM

It is a sad time for the people of Tonga as their King has passed away.
George Tupou V (Tongan: Siaosi Tupou V, full name: Siaosi Tāufaʻāhau Manumataongo Tukuʻaho Tupou V; 4 May 1948 – 18 March 2012) was the King of Tonga following the death of his father, Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, in 2006 until his own death in March 2012.
Tupou V was born on 4 May 1948. He was the eldest son of the late King Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV (1918–2006) and Queen Halaevalu Mataʻaho ʻAhomeʻe (b. 1926). He was appointed Crown Prince on 4 May 1966. In that role, he was better known by one of his traditional chiefly titles, Tupoutoʻa.
Six months prior to his death, Tupou V had a successful surgery to remove a kidney following the discovery of a tumour.
Matangi Tonga reported that George Tupou V had died on 18 March, 2012 Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong from leukemia at 15:15 HKT at Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, though governing institutions in Tonga did not immediately confirm it. His brother and Crown Prince Tupouto'a Lavaka was at the hospital when he died. Television New Zealand later said that the government of Tonga had confirmed his death.

A state funeral is now being plan

I am very sad by the passing of a great king and my prays go out to Tonga and her people
Long live the new king
Rest in Peace
King George V of Tonga

For more on the late king's life and short rule click this link

principessa 03-19-2012 08:23 AM

May he rest in peace.

EIIR 03-19-2012 08:52 AM

Richard Palmer on twitter:


Flags at UK royal residences will be flown at half mast today after the death of the King of Tonga. The Queen is "deeply saddened".

marine2109 03-19-2012 12:10 PM


Tonga's King George Tupou V dies aged 63
Tonga's King George Tupou V dies aged 63 | Latest celebrity news

PrincessKaimi 03-19-2012 12:15 PM

For an interesting look at this man and his royal style, there's a chapter about the King of Tonga in Paul Theroux's book, Happy Isles of Oceania.

maria-olivia 03-19-2012 12:18 PM

He visited the Pope one month ago !

Iain 03-19-2012 04:53 PM


Originally Posted by PrincessKaimi (Post 1388883)
For an interesting look at this man and his royal style, there's a chapter about the King of Tonga in Paul Theroux's book, Happy Isles of Oceania.

The King in Paul Theroux's book isn't King George Tupou V but his father King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV.

Ruhije 03-19-2012 07:01 PM

Respects and sorrow for death of King Tupou V.
I hope Tonga have peaceful and calm stability and succession for the monarchy and nation.

marine2109 03-20-2012 12:17 PM


Queen's 'great sadness' over death of Tonga's King George Tupou V
Queen sends sympathy over death of Tonga's King George Tupou V -

Grandduchess24 03-20-2012 03:37 PM

So sad may HM King George V of Tonga RIP
:: flowers :: :: Tongan coat of arms ::
My condolences go out to the Tongan royal family.

NGalitzine 03-22-2012 12:51 AM

State funeral and burial to take place March 27th. The Governor General of Australia has confirmed her attendance at the funeral.

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