Tupou VI

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ʻAhoʻeitu Tupou VI
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King of Tonga
Reign18 March 2012 – present
Coronation4 July 2015[1]
PredecessorGeorge Tupou V
Heir apparentTupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala
Prime Ministers
Prime Minister of Tonga
Term3 January 2000 – 11 February 2006
PredecessorBaron Vaea
SuccessorFeleti Sevele
MonarchTāufaʻāhau Tupou IV
Born (1959-07-12) 12 July 1959 (age 60)
Royal Palace, Nukuʻalofa, Tonga
Spouse
IssuePrincess Lātūfuipeka Tukuʻaho
Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala
Prince Ata
Full name
ʻAhoʻeitu ʻUnuakiʻotonga Tukuʻaho
HouseTupou
FatherTāufaʻāhau Tupou IV
MotherHalaevalu Mataʻaho ʻAhomeʻe

Tupou VI (Tongan: ʻAhoʻeitu ʻUnuakiʻotonga Tukuʻaho; born 12 July 1959) is the king of Tonga. He was chosen as the inheritor of the throne by his elder brother, Tupou V, in 2006. After Tupou V died in 2012, he inherited the throne and was given the name "Tupou VI".


Tupou VI
House of Tupou
Born: 12 July 1959
Political offices
Preceded by
Tupouto'a Tungi
Minister for Foreign Affairs
1998–2004
Succeeded by
Sonatane Tuʻa Taumoepeau-Tupou
Preceded by
Vaea
Prime Minister of Tonga
2000–2006
Succeeded by
Feleti Sevele
Diplomatic posts
New office High Commissioner to Australia
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Lātūfuipeka Tukuʻaho
New office Ambassador of Tonga to Japan
2010–2012
Succeeded by
Tania Laumanulupe Tupou
Regnal titles
Preceded by
George Tupou V
King of Tonga
2012–present
Incumbent
Heir apparent:
Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala

References[change | change source]

  1. Tonga Broadcasting Archived 11 January 2015 at the Wayback Machine