Name Sinaitakala Fakafanua
|Spouse Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala|
Children Taufaʻahau Manumataongo
|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.
- The royal wedding of crown prince tupouto a ulukalala and the hon sinaitakala fakafanua
- Wedding ceremony
- National Honours
- Foreign Honour
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.
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:
The wedding was opposed by some members of the royal family, reportedly due to the close genetic relationship of the couple.
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.
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.