29 May 2007

Tonga's King to officially open this year's first session of parliament on Thursday

7:28 am on 29 May 2007

Tonga's King, George Tupou V, will officially open this year's first session of parliament on Thursday.

The ceremony will be marked by the traditional marching of Tongatapu High School students through central Nuku'alofa and the palace ground.

The King closed the Legislative Assembly early last year following the riots in Nuku'alofa in November.