24 Feb 2017

Tonga's Queen Mother now at 'Atalanga

1:04 pm on 24 February 2017

The body of Tonga's Queen Mother, Halaevalu Mata'aho, is now laying in state at the royal residence in Auckland.

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The Queen Mother died at the weekend and was moved to 'Atalanga on Thursday.

Her body is to be flown to Tonga on Tuesday and be laid to rest at the Royal Tombs on Wednesday 1st March.

Royal residences and the homes of Tongans in Auckland have put up drapes in mourning colours to show their respect for the Queen Mother, who was wife of Tupou IV and the mother of his successors - Tupou V and Tupou VI.