Line of succession to the Tongan throne

The order of succession to the throne of Tonga is laid down in the 1875 constitution. The crown descends according to male-preference cognatic primogeniture. Only legitimate descendants through legitimate line of King George Tupou I's son and grandson, Crown Prince Tēvita ʻUnga and Prince ʻUelingatoni Ngū, are entitled to succeed. A person loses his or her right of succession and deprives his or her descendants of their right of succession if he or she marries without the monarch's permission.

Line of succession

The current line of succession is as follows:[1]

  • King Tupou IV (1918–2006)
    • King Tupou V (1948–2012)
    • Ma’atu (1954–2004, removed from the line of succession in 1980)
      • The Prince Tungi (b. 1990)
      • Fatafehi Sione Ikamafana Ta’anekinga ‘o Tonga Tuku'aho (b. 1994)
      • ‘Etani Ha’amea Tupoulahi Tu’uakitau Ui Tu’alangi Tuku’aho (b. 1995)
      • Salote Maumautaimi Haim Hadessah Ber Yardena ‘Alanuanua Tuku’aho (b. 1991)
    • King Tupou VI (born 1959)
    • (7) Princess Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuita, Lady Tuita (b. 1951)
      • (8) Sālote Lupepau'u Salamasina Purea Vahine Arii 'Oe Hau Tuita (b. 1977)
        • (9) Phaedra Anaseini Tupouveihola Ikaleti Olo-'i-Fangatapu Fusituʻa (b. 2003)
      • (10) Titilupe Fanetupouvava'u Tuita Tu'ivakano (b. 1978)
        • (11) Simon Tu'iha'atu'unga George Ma'ulupekotofa Tu'ivakano (b. 2011)
        • (12) Michaela Tu'ivakano (b. 2012)
        • (13) Fatafehi Tu'ivakano (b. 2013)
      • (14) Frederica Lupe'uluiva Fatafehi 'o Lapaha Tuita Filipe (b. 1983)
        • (15) Latu'alaifotu'aika Fahina e Paepae Tian Tian Filipe (b. 2014)
      • (16) Lupeolo Halaevalu Moheofo Virginia Rose Tuita (b. 1986)

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