20 Jun 2014

Flags at half mast for Tonga prince

3:42 pm on 20 June 2014

Flags are at half mast today in Tonga to commemorate Prince Tu'ipelehake, who died at the weekend.

His funeral is being held today at Pelehake.

Prince Tuiepelehake, who had been a Cabinet Minister and held a number of key administrative positions in the Tonga Government, was also a rugby star who captained the Ikale Tahi for a time in the 1970s.

He had had diabetes for some time and had had both legs amputated.