Queen Elizabeth II and The Hon. Titilupe Fanetupouvava’u Tuita Tu’ivakano, High Commissioner of Tonga, Picture by the British Royal Household.
Wednesday, 27 June 2018, London, UK, Buckingham Palace: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II held an audience with Her Excellency the Honourable Titilupe Fanetupouvava’u Tuita Kaho for the latter’s accreditation as High Commissioner of the Kingdom of Tonga.
Her Majesty enquired after the Hon. Fanetupouvava’u’s father, Chief and IX Lord Tuita of ʻUtungake, the Honourable Siosa’ia Ma’ulupekotofa Tuita who was himself High Commissioner of Tonga to the United Kingdom between 1989 and 1992. Today the latter is Tonga’s General Consul based in San Francisco. The high commissioner’s mother is HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Pilolevu, sister of HM King Tupou VI of Tonga.
High Commissioner Fanetupouvava’u is also to be accredited to the European Union, and several European countries as the mission she now leads is Tonga’s only diplomatic entity in Europe.
The Hon. Fanetupouvava’u wore black during her presentation of credentials at St James’s Court to honour the recent passing of her aunt HRH Princess Taone Tuku’aho and uncle Siale ‘Ataongo Puloka.
For further information:
- Tongan High Commission to the UK (Mission to the EU, Embassy to Israel, Russia, the Benelux countries, etc., H.E. The Hon. Fanetupouvava’u Tuita Kaho): http://
- EEAS on Tonga: https://eeas.europa.eu/