Tonga's King and Queen will attend the funeral of the former Fijian Vice President, Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi, later this week.
King Tupou VI and Queen Nanisapau'u are expected to arrive in Suva on Wednesday when the official funeral gathering begins.
Ratu Joni died last week after a short illness.
He was Chief Justice of Nauru and a life peer on Tonga's Privy Council.
Preparations for Ratu Joni's funeral have started on the chiefly island of Bau.
Pacnews reports sources close to the Yavusa Ratu Clan say Ratu Joni will be buried in the chiefly burial ground, or Sau Tabu.
Ratu Joni was a senior chief of the Tailevu and the Kubuna Confederacy.