17 Aug 2006

Tonga's King resting after comfortable night

10:23 am on 17 August 2006

The gravely ill King of Tonga had a comfortable night at Auckland's Mercy Hospital where he has been since returning from Tonga in July.

A spokesman for the Royal Household says the King's daughter, Princess Pilolevu, spent the night with him and says other family members will join him later today.

The Tongan Community around the world has been praying for the King since Tonga's prime minister announced two days ago that His Majestys health was failing.