Last modified on 13 October 2014, at 09:08

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 two sons, Crown Prince Tēvita ʻUnga and Prince Uelingatoni 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 successionEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Succession to the Tongan Throne". Tonga Government Portal. 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  2. ^ "New Tongan heir, Prince Taufa'ahau Manumataongo born May 10 in Auckland", Matangi Tonga
  3. ^ "Tonga's New Princess: Halaevalu Mata'aho", Matangi Tonga, 14 July 2014