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Sinaitakala Fakafanua

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Name  Sinaitakala Fakafanua

Spouse  Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala
Children  Taufaʻahau Manumataongo
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Born  Sinaitakala Fakafanua March 20, 1987 (age 28) (1987-03-20)
Issue  Prince Taufaʻahau Manumataongo Princess Halaevalu Mataʻaho
Father  Hon. Kinikinilau Tutoatasi Fakafanua
Mother  Princess Sinaitakala 'Ofeina-'e-he-Langi Fakafanua

The royal wedding of crown prince tupouto a ulukalala and the hon sinaitakala fakafanua


Princess Sinaitakala Tukuʻaho (née Sinaitakala Tu'imatamoana 'i Fanakavakilangi Fakafānua; 20 March 1987), is a Tongan royal and wife of the Crown Prince of Tonga, Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala, whom she married on 12 July 2012.

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Family

Princess Sinaitakala is the daughter of late Kinikinilau Tūtoatasi, 7th Lord Fakafānua and estate holder of Ma'ufanga, and Princess Sinaitakala 'Ofeina-'e-he-Langi Fakafānua. She has two brothers, current 8th Lord Fakafānua, Fatafehi Kinikinilau Lolomānaʻia and Fakaola mei Langi ʻItafuaʻatonga Tūtoatasi Fakafānua.

Through her mother, she is a member of the Tongan royal family and, of her own right, in line to the country's throne.

Controversy

The marriage caused controversy in Tonga, since Fakafānua and Crown Prince Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala are double second cousins. That is: her parents are each the first cousin of the King:

  • Fakafanua's father is a son of Hon. Kalolaine Ahomeʻe, sister to the Queen Mother Halaevalu, (born Hon. Halaevalu Mataʻaho ʻAhomeʻe).
  • Her mother, Princess Sinaitakala 'Ofeina, is the daughter of Prince Sione Ngū Manumataongo Uelingatoni Tukuʻaho (known as HRH The Prince Fatafehi Tuʻipelehake), Prime Minister of Tonga (1965–1991) and a niece to King Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV.
  • The wedding was opposed by some members of the royal family, reportedly due to the close genetic relationship of the couple.

    Wedding ceremony

    Sinaitakala Fakafanua married the Crown Prince at the Centennial Church of the Free Church of Tonga in Nuku'alofa on 12 July 2012. The wedding marked the first marriage of a Tongan crown prince in sixty-five years. Fakafānua was 25 years old at the time of her wedding.

    Issue

    Her son, Prince Taufaʻahau Manumataongo, was born on 10 May 2013 and is second in the line of succession to the Tongan throne, after his father. On 12 July 2014, the Crown Princess gave birth to a daughter, Princess Halaevalu Mata'aho who is third in the line of succession.

    Titles

  • 20 March 1987 – 12 July 2012: The Honorable Sinaitakala Fakafānua.
  • 12 July 2012 – Present: Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Sinaitakala of Tonga.
  • National Honours

  •  Tonga: Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown of Tonga (DGCCT)
  •  Tonga: Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the Royal Household Order of Tonga (DGCRH)
  •  Tonga: Recipient of the King Tupou VI Coronation Medal
  • Foreign Honour

  • Two Sicilian Royal Family: Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Francis I
  • References

    Sinaitakala Fakafanua Wikipedia


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