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George Tupou V, RIP

I note with great regret the early death of George Tupou V, the King of Tonga. Readers will remember the King from our 2008 report, Monocled Monarch is the King of Fashion. The blog post was forwarded to the King a year later by one of his honorary consuls, and it’s rather nice to think that a reigning sovereign has visited our little corner of the web.

Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine: et lux perpetua luceat ei.
Requiescat in pace.

This post was published on Monday, March 19th, 2012 10:14 pm. It has been categorised under Monarchy and been tagged under , .
25 Mar 2012 6:41 pm

There’s a video on Youtube of King George Tupou meeting the Pope only a couple of weeks before his death. He bows to kiss the Popes ring, a very touching gesture from a Methodist. I always felt he was a gentle soul and I’m very saddened by his passing. May he rest in peace.

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