10 May 2013

Second in line to Tongan throne born in Auckland

6:39 pm on 10 May 2013

The son of Tonga's Crown Prince Tupouto'a and Princess Sinaitakala and the second in line to the Tongan throne has been born in Auckland.

Matangi Tonga Online reports that the boy has been named Prince Taufa'ahau Manumataongo.

During the pregnancy the royal couple have been staying at a family home, "Tufumahina", in Mt Albert, and it is understood that they were expecting the birth a little later this month.

Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala, first in line to the Tongan throne, and Sinaitakala Tu'imatamoana 'i FanakavakilangiFakafanua were married in Tonga last July.

They are both great-grandchildren of Queen Salote.

Tongans around the world welcomed the boy's birth through social media though the Lord Chamberlain's Office in Tonga is yet to comment.