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Hon. Frederica Filipe: Our Beloved Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho

It is in heartache that I turn to writing as a form of healing; as I had done when I started the Princess Diaries series. However, this time, the heartache is more severe. Our grandmother, who ...

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 ...

A Princess Diary IV: Tongan and Samoan Relations

Great Warrior, Great Battle Around the world, there are documented wars, battles and tensions between countries over power, money, and even women. The South Pacific, as small as the countries are, indeed have had their own ...

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 ...