(VIDEOS) The Coronation of His Majesty King George Tupou VI of Tonga.

On the morning of Saturday, July 4, 2015, the coronation of His Majesty King George Tupou VI of Tonga took place at the Free Wesleyan Centenary Church in Nuku’alofa.  Once the crown was placed upon His Majesty’s head he officially became the 24th Tu’i Kanokupolu, an ancient Tongan title that pre-dates the monarchy by centuries.

Royal guests attending yesterday’s historic event included Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan as well as “… Prince Georg von Habsburg and Princess Marie-Therese von Hohenberg…” according to AFP News.  The news outlet also noted that more than “…15,000 people, mainly expatriate Tongans, flew in for the coronation…” 

Please click here to view a photo gallery from the newspaper, Matangi Tonga.

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