List of monarchs of Tonga


This is a list of monarchs of Tonga since 1845, after the Constitution of Tonga established the role of the monarch. The first monarch of Tonga was George Tupou I.

King of Tonga
Incumbent
Tupou VI
since 18 March 2012
Details
StyleHis Majesty
Heir apparentTupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala
First monarchGeorge Tupou I
Formation4 December 1845
ResidenceRoyal Palace, Nukuʻalofa

2008 cession of powers


Three days before his coronation on 1 August 2008, then-King George Tupou V announced that he would relinquish most of his powers and be guided by the Prime Minister of Tonga's recommendations on most matters.[1]

Budget allocation to monarchy


Annual budget allocation to monarchy is T$ 4,894,900 (c. 2,116,799 USD).[2]

Lists of earlier monarchs of Tonga


  • Tuʻi Tonga, rulers of Tonga from c. 950 to c. 1470.
  • Tuʻi Haʻatakalaua, rulers of Tonga from c. 1470 to c. 1800.
  • Tuʻi Kanokupolu, rulers of Tonga from c. 1800 to the present day. George Tupou I, the first king of Tonga, was the 19th Tuʻi Kanokupolu.

List of monarchs of Tonga (1845–present)


NameLifespanReign startReign endNotesFamilyImage
George Tupou I(1797-12-04)4 December 1797 – 18 February 1893(1893-02-18) (aged 95)4 December 184518 February 1893Son of Tupoutoʻa, 17th Tuʻi KanokupoluTupou
George Tupou II(1874-06-18)18 June 1874 – 5 April 1918(1918-04-05) (aged 43)18 February 18935 April 1918Double Great-grandson of George Tupou ITupou
Sālote Tupou III(1900-03-13)13 March 1900 – 16 December 1965(1965-12-16) (aged 65)5 April 191816 December 1965Daughter of George Tupou IITupou
Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV(1918-07-04)4 July 1918 – 10 September 2006(2006-09-10) (aged 88)16 December 196510 September 2006Son of Sālote Tupou IIITupou
George Tupou V(1948-05-04)4 May 1948 – 18 March 2012(2012-03-18) (aged 63)11 September 200618 March 2012Son of Tāufaʻahau Tupou IVTupou
Tupou VI (1959-07-12) 12 July 1959 (age 61)18 March 2012IncumbentSon of Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IVTupou

Royal standards


Family tree


See also


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