21 Jul 2008

Two nobles in Tonga elevated to rank of Prince

10:54 am on 21 July 2008

Tonga's King George Tupou V has elevated two nobles to the rank of Prince.

A statement from the the Lord Chamberlain says that with the forthcoming coronation, Tungi had been appointed Lord Bearer of the Crown and Tu'ipelehake Lord Protector of the Royal Regalia.

The news site, Matangi Tonga, says future holders of the noble titles of Tungi and Tu'ipelehake will succeed to these Princely titles.

In the Order of Precedence they will follow after Royal Princes and Princesses.