1 May 2012

Wedding date for the Crown Prince of Tonga set

The Office of the Lord Chamberlain announced yesterday that the marriage between Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala and Hon. Sinaitakala Tu'imatamoana 'i Fanakavakilangi Fakafanua will take place on Thursday 12 July 2012 at the Centenary Church in Nuku'alofa.

The royal wedding was originally scheduled for 4 May 2012, but due to the mourning period observed after King George Tupou V's death on 18 March, the celebration was postponed.

The engagement between the then Prince ‘Ulukalala, b. 1985, and Hon. Sinaitakala Tu'imatamoana 'i Fanakavakilangi Fakafanua, b. 1987, took place at Tonga on 25 July 2011 and was also celebrated at Sydney, Australia on 20 January 2012, cf. The Royal Ark. Hon. Sinaitakala Fakafanua is the only daughter of the 7th Lord Fakafanua and HRH Princess Sinaitakala ‘Ofeina-’e he-Langi Fakafanua.

The official investiture of Prince ‘Ulukalala to the title of Crown Prince Tupouto'a, took place at the Liukava Royal Residence on Friday 30 March 2012, cf. the press statement released by the Government Portal on 2 April 2012.

Curiously enough the press release was dated 20 April 2012, but only published at the Tongan Government Portal 10 days later. The official website of the Tongan Royal Family has unfortunately not been updated in a while.


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