14 Jul 2006

Tongans in Auckland hold memorial service for Prince Tu'ipelehake

9:58 am on 14 July 2006

The youngest sister of Tonga's Prince Tu'ipelehake, who was expected to speak at his memorial service in Auckland last night, bowed to tradition and did not attend.

The Princess Taioni was due to deliver the eulogy but it appears late instructions from the Royal Household in Tonga prevented that.

The Prince and his wife were killed in a car crash in San Francisco last week