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
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Incumbent
Dinner for His Majesty King Tupou VI of the Kingdom of Tonga and Her Majesty Queen Nanasipau’u 04.jpg
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 powersEdit

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 monarchyEdit

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

Lists of earlier monarchs of TongaEdit

  • 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)Edit

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 62)18 March 2012IncumbentSon of Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IVTupou 

Royal standardsEdit

Family treeEdit

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