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Hon. Frederica Filipe’s Princess Diaries: LOOK AT ME AND DO WHAT I DO

There is a story that can be etched with a portrait, set of examples and, most especially, a historically rich and fulfilling lecture series. On December 8th, 2014, my mother, Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, ...

Hon. Frederica Filipe’s Princess Diaries: The Ceremony Of The Pae

The 22nd of October, 2014 will go down in my diary as a very special day for both me and my husband, Johnny, and our families. Both families came together to perform an exchange of traditional ...

Princess Diaries Season 2: A Traditional Engagement

I woke up early that morning to music blasting! I was so overcome with annoyance that I almost forgot what day it was. It was the day of my traditional engagement. A traditional Tongan engagement is ...

Princess Diaries Season 2: Family Approval

In Tongan traditions, receiving your parents’ blessings for marriage is the first step towards a happy and successful marriage. Receiving these blessings mean that both families will protect, support, and guide your marriage to the best ...

Princess Diaries Season 2: The First Dance

We are each other’s anchor and motivator; we had known and loved each other for five years when we got engaged. Our introduction wasn’t through the Tongan means befitting those of my blood; the means through ...

HOST ISAGIRL INTERVIEWS HON. FREDERICA TUITA OF TONGA

Host IsaGirl interviewed Hon. Frederica Tuita of The Kingdom Of Tonga. They visited at the Rose Garden in San Jose, CA and the Princess Diaries Author shared with us a more down to earth side to ...

Princess Diaries IX: Laukau’aki

When you look up the word pride, you will find different translations in the Tongan – English Dictionary. One translation that stands out to me is laukau’aki. I feel warmth in my heart because of all ...

Princess Diairies VII: Faka’apa’apa (Respect)

One aspect of Tonga that causes us to be a little different from our neighboring islands are core values that are the pillars of Tongan society – Love (‘Ofa), Respect (Faka’apa’apa), Humility (Anga fakato ki lalo) ...

Princess Diaries V: Ta Tatau

The art of tattooing is more Polynesianthan most people would like to believe. The word tattoo is from the Samoan word tatau and similarly in Tongan its “ta tatau.” Ta tatau was as much of an ...

A Princess Diary: Love Tabu

There is one thing every man and woman in the world has in common regardless of rank, ethnicity or background – the complicated issue of having a relationship. Historically in Tonga, relationships of nobility were aligned ...