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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 ...

Hon. Frederica Filipe’s Princess Diaries: The Virtue Of The Tongan Tau’olunga

“She stood in the middle of eager eyes and silent wonder. Her skin glistened with the oils of her village. Her face remnant of her island’s beauty. She is at a standstill – sharing a smile ...

Out From The Lions’ Den – Mr. Clive Edwards

Unlike the United States and Washington politics, the Kingdom of Tonga is undergoing another history-making election as the country builds its’ political identity and marches down the path of reformation, action, and fair representation. In 2010, ...

The Installation Of Lord Fusitu’a In The Kingdom Of Tonga

The Installation of Lord Fusitu’a in The Kingdom of Tonga occurred this past week when His Majesty King Tupou VI appointed the new Lord (born Matai’ulua-‘I-Fonuamotu Fusitu’a) to his title. Under the direction of the Lord ...

Exclusive Interview: HRH Princess Angelika Tuku’aho Highlights Young Tongan Traditional Leaders

Thousands of years of tradition and culture can be lost in translation when language changes and the audience as well as the rest of the world, have assimilated. However, it would be culturally negligent for thewhatitdo.com ...

First-Ever Tongan Winter Olympian is Going to Disneyland

Bruno Banani to Visit Los Angeles Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 March 17, 2014 Los Angeles, CA– A representative of the Tonga Luge Federation announced today that Bruno Banani, the pioneering Olympic luger will be stopping in ...

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 ...

Moving Films NZ Gives Us A Sneak Peak Into The Princess Diaries Wedding

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – August 20th, 2013 – Moving Films NZ is a cinematic wedding film production company who captured the Princess Diaries author Hon. Frederica Tuita Filipe to her husband Mr. Johnny Mateialona Filipe Jr. ...

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) ...