List of monarchs of Tonga

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King of Tonga
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Incumbent
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ʻAhoʻeitu Tupou VI
since 18 March 2012
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Style His Majesty
Heir apparent Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala
First monarch George Tupou I
Formation4 December 1845
Residence Royal Palace, Nukuʻalofa
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This is a list of monarchs of Tonga since 1845, after the Constitution of Tonga established the role of the monarch. Tonga is the only sovereign indigenous monarchy in Oceania. The first monarch was George Tupou I.

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2008 cession of powers

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 monarchy

Annual budget allocation to monarchy is T$ 4,894,900 (ca. 5,050,000 USD). [2]

Lists of earlier monarchs of Tonga

List of monarchs of Tonga (1845–present)

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 Kanokupolu Tupou George Tupou I, c. 1880s.jpg
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 George Tupou II of Tonga.jpg
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 Salote Tupou III of Tonga in coronation robe-crop.jpg
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 Tupouto`a Tungi.jpg
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 USMC-110802-M-AI118-010 (cropped).jpg
ʻAhoʻeitu Tupou VI (1959-07-12) 12 July 1959 (age 60)18 March 2012IncumbentSon of Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IVTupou Ulukalala Lavaka Ata.jpg

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