List of monarchs of Tonga
|King of Tonga|
since 18 March 2012
|Heir apparent||Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala|
|First monarch||George Tupou I|
|Formation||4 December 1845|
|Residence||Royal 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.
Budget allocation to monarchy
Annual budget allocation to monarchy is T$ 4,894,900 (c. 2,116,799 USD).
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)
|Name||Lifespan||Reign start||Reign end||Notes||Family||Image|
|George Tupou I||95)4 December 1797 – 18 February 1893 (aged||4 December 1845||18 February 1893||Son of Tupoutoʻa, 17th Tuʻi Kanokupolu||Tupou|
|George Tupou II||43)18 June 1874 – 5 April 1918 (aged||18 February 1893||5 April 1918||Double Great-grandson of George Tupou I||Tupou|
|Sālote Tupou III||65)13 March 1900 – 16 December 1965 (aged||5 April 1918||16 December 1965||Daughter of George Tupou II||Tupou|
|Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV||88)4 July 1918 – 10 September 2006 (aged||16 December 1965||10 September 2006||Son of Sālote Tupou III||Tupou|
|George Tupou V||63)4 May 1948 – 18 March 2012 (aged||11 September 2006||18 March 2012||Son of Tāufaʻahau Tupou IV||Tupou|
|Tupou VI||12 July 1959||18 March 2012||Incumbent||Son of Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV||Tupou|
- Royal standard of Tonga (1862–1875)
- Royal standard of Tonga
- Lists of office-holders
- "Tonga's king to cede key powers", BBC, 29 July 2008
- "King Of Tonga Assents To Parliament's $170 Million Budget - Pacific Islands Report". www.pireport.org.