Jump to content


Photo

New Order for Tonga


  • Please log in to reply
30 replies to this topic

#21 JDM

JDM

    Member

  • Bronze Membership
  • Pip

Posted 30 October 2011 - 16:51

The Kingdom of Tonga now has 31 Post-Nominal (or Abrievated) Letters to its 8 Orders & 7 Medals, plus 3 titles
K.C. (King's Counsel of Tonga), P.C. (Member of the Privy Council of Tonga) & S.C. (Member of the Supreme Court of Tonga).

These are in ranking order (this order seems to change from time to time):
K.G.C.P., K.G.C.G.T., K.G.C.Q.S., K.G.C.C.T., G.C.Q.S., G.C.C.T., G.C.St.G., G.C.O.P., R.F.O., G.C.R.H., K.C.G.T., G.O.St.G.,
G.O.R.H., C.G.T., C.Q.S., C.C.T., C.St.G., C.R.H., O.St.G., O.R.H., M.Q.S., M.C.T., M.St.G., M.R.H., T.C.M., M.M.St.G.,
T.M.M., M.H.S., S.C.M., G.S., R.H.M.

The Orders (names in Tongan & English):

1. Ko e Fakalangilangi 'o Pouono (K.G.C.P.)
The Royal Order of Pouono (Inst. about 1893, in a single class)

2. Ko e Fakalangilangi 'o Ma'olunga 'o Kuini Salote Tupou III (K.G.Q.S., G.C.Q.S., C.Q.S., M.Q.S.)
The Most Illustrious Order of Queen Salote Tupou III (Inst. 28th June 2008, in 4 classes)

3. Ko e Fakalangilangi 'o Kalauni 'o Tonga (K.G.C.C.T., G.C.C.T., C.C.T., M.C.T.)
The Royal Order of the Crown of Tonga (Inst. 6th April 1913, re-organised 31st July 2008 in 4 classes)

4. Ko e Fakalangilangi Fakakaukau 'o Sa Sia'osi (G.C.St.G., G.O.St.G., C.St.G., O.St.G., M.St.G.)
The Royal Military Order of St. George (Inst. 2009 in 5 classes & 3 Associated Medals)

5. Ko e Fakalangilangi Fale 'Alo 'o Kingi Sia'osi Tupou V (R.F.O.)
The King George Tupou V Royal Family Order (for Royal Ladies) (Inst. 2008 in a single class)

6. Ko e Fakalangilangi Fale 'Alo (G.C.R.H., G.O.R.H., C.R.H., O.R.H., M.R.H., R.H.M.)
The Royal Household Order (Inst. 2009 in 6 classes & 3 Associated Medals)

7. Ko e Fakalangilangi 'o e Finiki (G.C.O.P.)
The Royal Order of the Phoenix (Inst. 2010 in a single class)

8. Ko e Fakalangilangi 'o Kingi Sia'osi Tupou I (K.G.C.G.T., K.C.G.T., C.G.T.)
The Royal Order of King George Tupou I (Inst. between 1875 & 1890 in 3 classes)
JDM

#22 JDM

JDM

    Member

  • Bronze Membership
  • Pip

Posted 07 April 2012 - 14:13

I have just found out that the Royal Household Order should now be called:
The Most Devoted Royal Household Order of Tonga.

Also, on 18th March, 2012, H.M. King George Tupou V, died, he was succeeded
by his younger brother, H.M. King Tupou VI (he will anounce his reigning name
before his coronation).
JDM

#23 JDM

JDM

    Member

  • Bronze Membership
  • Pip

Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:58

Tonga update:

 

The Royal Household Order now known as:

The Most Devoted Royal Household Order of Tonga, Inst. 2009

in 5 classes (GC, GO, Comdr., Officer, Member, plus 3 Assoc. Medals in gold, silver & copper).

 

Since H.M. King Tupou VI came to power, he has not been seen in a military uniform, this is unique, as all the other kings of Tonga wore military uniforms.

There is still no word as to when his coronation will take place.

 

H.M. Queen Elizabeth II has been seen (in a colour photo) wearing the Most Illustrated Order of Queen Salote Tupou III, (presented by the late King George Tupou V).

JDM



#24 heusy68

heusy68

    Full Member

  • Gold Membership
  • PipPipPip

Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:51

Hello JDM, we would like to see this picture of HM Queen Elisabeth II wearing this Order.

 

   Emmanuel

Tonga update:

 

The Royal Household Order now known as:

The Most Devoted Royal Household Order of Tonga, Inst. 2009

in 5 classes (GC, GO, Comdr., Officer, Member, plus 3 Assoc. Medals in gold, silver & copper).

 

Since H.M. King Tupou VI came to power, he has not been seen in a military uniform, this is unique, as all the other kings of Tonga wore military uniforms.

There is still no word as to when his coronation will take place.

 

H.M. Queen Elizabeth II has been seen (in a colour photo) wearing the Most Illustrated Order of Queen Salote Tupou III, (presented by the late King George Tupou V).

JDM



#25 James Hoard

James Hoard

    Full Member

  • Gold Membership
  • PipPipPip

Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:16

Hello JDM, we would like to see this picture of HM Queen Elisabeth II wearing this Order.

 

   Emmanuel

 

I think I remember seeing the original on the Prime Minister's website, but can now only find the Jubilee stamps. Not very clear, alas.

 

http://commonwealths...nd-jubilee.html

 

Cheers



#26 Megan

Megan

    OC

  • Old Contemptible
  • Location:Earth

Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:23

John Duncan McMeekin has sent me a whole bunch of images to add to this thread.

 

First up, a photo of King George Tupou II:

 

Attached File  GEORGE TUPOU II PHOTO.jpg   118.77KB   6 downloads



#27 Megan

Megan

    OC

  • Old Contemptible
  • Location:Earth

Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:26

Next, a picture of King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV:

 

Attached File  TAUFA'AHAU TUPOU IV.jpg   53.25KB   4 downloads

 

And what John describes as "the first ever photo I saw of King George Tupou II":

 

Attached File  img266.jpg   74.42KB   4 downloads

 

 

 



#28 Megan

Megan

    OC

  • Old Contemptible
  • Location:Earth

Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:30

And there's more :)

 

The late King George Tupou V:

 

Attached File  KING GEORGE TUPOU V.jpg   51.64KB   7 downloads

 

H.M. King Tupou VI  (he only takes a reigning name when he is crowned):

 

Attached File  KING TUPOU VI (2).jpg   44.64KB   9 downloads

 

Tongan Cross of Merit  1st & 2nd Classes - about which John says "Under each reign a different Ribbon is issued, King T. Tupou IV was the last king seen to wear this cross, one issued under his reign & one under his mother's reign - Queen Salote Tupou III."

 

Attached File  Tonga Cross of Merit 1st & 2nd classes.jpg   84.44KB   8 downloads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



#29 Megan

Megan

    OC

  • Old Contemptible
  • Location:Earth

Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:34

John has also sent this image of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II wearing The Most Illustrious Order of Queen Salote Tupou III:

 

Attached File  ORDER OF QUEEN SALOTE TUPOU III.jpg   175.56KB   3 downloads

 

He's also sent a document with all sorts of other information about matters Tongan, which I am sifting through.

 



#30 Megan

Megan

    OC

  • Old Contemptible
  • Location:Earth

Posted 27 May 2013 - 14:18

More from John!

 

Ko e Fakalangilangi'api Faku Tu'i
(The Most Devoted Royal Household Order of Tonga) 2009
 
Grand Officer's Star,  (G.O.R.H.)

 

Attached File  Grand Officer, Devoted Royal Household Order of Tonga (G.O.R.H.).jpg   28.58KB   9 downloads

 

Ko e Fakalangilangi 'o Kingi Sia'osi Tupou I
(The Royal Order of King George Tupou I)  Inst. between 1876 & 1890
 
Knight Grand Cross  (K.G.C.G.T.)  formerly Knight Grand Commander
Knight Commander  (7 pointed star)  now obsolete
Companion, now obsolete
 
Ko e Fakalangilangi Fekau Fakka Fale 'Alo Faka Tu'i Kingi Sia'osi Tupou V
(The King George Tupou V Royal Family Order)  Inst. 2008
(R.F.O.) - on the pale blue ribbon
 
Attached File  img148.jpg   64.99KB   9 downloads

 



#31 922F

922F

    Full Member

  • Silver Membership
  • PipPipPip

Posted 27 May 2013 - 16:36

Current awards designed by P. Eagleton & supplied by Worth.  






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users