The Late King Siaosi Tāufaʻāhau Manumataongo Tukuʻaho (George) Tupou V of Tonga’s Funeral to be Held on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

According to Matangi Tonga Online, the late King Siaosi Tāufaʻāhau Manumataongo Tukuʻaho (George) Tupou V of Tonga’s funeral will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.  The late king “… will lie in state at the Royal Palace in Nuku’alofa for two days…”  His final resting place will be at the royal tombs Mala’e Kula, Nuku’alofa.

Government officials in Tonga have also announced that there will be “… an official period of mourning until June 19, 2012…” for the late king.

For more detailed information please click here and here.

UPDATE:

The state funeral will take place on Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

Sources: Matangi Tonga Online and TV New Zealand

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