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Sālote Pilolevu Tuita
Princess Royal of Tonga
Royal Tongan Wedding of 1976.jpg
HRH Princess Salote Pilolevu and Siosa'ia Ma'ulupekotofa Tuita on their wedding day in 1976
Spouse Hon. Siosa'ia Ma'ulupekotofa Tuita, (m. 20 July 1976)
Issue Hon. Sālote Lupepau'u Salamasina Purea Vahine Arii 'Oe Hau Tuita Taione, Hon. Titilupe Fanetupouvava'u Tuita Tu'ivakano, Hon. Frederica Lupe'uluiva Fatafehi 'o Lapaha Tuita Filipe, Hon. Lupeolo Halaevalu Moheofo Virginia Rose Tuita
House House of Tupou
Father Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV
Mother Halaevalu Mataʻaho ʻAhomeʻe
Born (1951-11-14) 14 November 1951 (age 63)
Royal Palace, Nukuʻalofa, Tonga
Religion Methodism
Royal Family of Tonga
Royal Arms of Tonga

HM The King
HM The Queen

HM The Queen Mother

  • HRH Princess Salote, Lady Tuita
    The Hon. Lord Tuita
    • Hon. Sālote Lupepau'u Tuita
    • Hon. Titilupe Fanetupouvava'u Tuita
    • Hon. Frederica Lupe'Uluiva Tuita
    • Hon. Lupeolo Halaevalu Tuita
    • Prince Fatafehi Sione Ikamafana

Salote Mafileʻo Pilolevu Tuita, Lady Tuita (born Salote Mafileʻo Pilolevu Tuku'aho;1951 in Tuku'aho, Tonga) is Princess Royal of Tonga and a member of the House of Tupou.

Early years[edit]

Salote is the only daughter of the late King of Tonga Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, who reigned from 1965 to 2006, and his wife, Queen Mother Halaevalu Mataʻaho ʻAhomeʻe. Her three brothers include the late King George Tupou V and the current King of Tonga, Tupou VI, who ascended to the throne in 2012.


,[1] with her husband, Tongan diplomat, Lord Ma'ulupekotofa Tuita. They are the parents of four daughters :

  • Hon. Sālote Lupepau'u Salamasina Purea Vahine Arii 'Oe Hau Tuita, who was arranged to marry a son of a Tongan noble who she filed for divorce for in 2008 and they both had one daughter Hon. Phaedra Anaseini Tupouveihola Ikaleti Olo-'i-Fangatapu Fusituʻa. She married a commoner, a former 'Ikale Tahi rugby player 'Epeli Taione in a private wedding ceremony in Fiji on 17 August 2013.
  • Hon. Titilupe Fanetupouvava'u Tuita Tu'ivakano, who was formerly engaged to the grandson of the former head of state of Samoa Malietoa Tanumafili II but later called of the engagement due to some family reasons. Fanetupouvava'u was then also later arranged to be married to a son of another Tongan noble, the present prime minister of Tonga, Sialeʻataongo Tuʻivakanō. They both have three children together, Hon. Simon Ma'ulupekotofa, Hon. Michaela and Hon. Fatafehi.
  • Hon. Frederica Lupe'uluiva Fatafehi 'o Lapaha Tuita Filipe, or known as Frederica Filipe like her older sister Lupepau'u she married a commoner, who is a son of a Tongan businessman Sione Mateialona Filipe last year in Auckland, New Zealand, 10 August 2013. Frederica gave birth on October, 2014 to a baby girl called Latu'alaifotu'aika Fahina e Paepae Tian Tian Filipe.
  • Hon. Lupeolo Halaevalu Moheofo Virginia Rose Tuita

and a son, whom they adopted from her brother Prince Fatafehi ʻAlaivahamamaʻo Tukuʻaho (27 September 1979 – 17 February 2004) :

  • Fatafehi Sione Ikamafana Tānekinga ʻo Tonga (* 2003 – )

Lord Ma'ulupekotofa Tuita (left) and Princess Pilolevu Tuita (right)


See also List of honours of the Tongan Royal Family by country





  • Coronation Jubilee Medal Tonga 04071992.png King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV Coronation Silver Jubilee Medal (4.7.1992)[2]
  • Coronation Medal 01082008 (Tonga).png King George Tupou V Coronation Medal (31 July 2008)[2]


See the Tongan language page and ancestor's page ...


  1. ^ "Tongans mourn passing of king". San Mateo Daily Journal. 20 March 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Royal Ark, Tonga – Tupou 10
  3. ^ Royal Ark
Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuita
House of Tupou
Born: 14 November 1951
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Princess Lātūfuipeka Tukuʻaho
Line of succession to the Tongan throne
6th position
Succeeded by
Hon. Sālote Lupepau'u Tuita

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3News NZ
Tue, 27 Mar 2012 22:45:13 -0700

King George Tupou V of Tonga did not want a lavish state funeral and lengthy period of lying in state, his sister has revealed. Her Royal Highness Princess Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuita spoke to Michael Morrah in Nuku'alofa today, and said the late ...


New York Times
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:56:17 -0800

Princess Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuita wanted to see an athlete from her country compete at the Winter Games. Banani, who was known then by his original name, Fuahea Semi, beat about 30 other hopefuls in a tryout that included fitness testing, a run ...

ABC News

ABC News
Sun, 09 Feb 2014 04:02:32 -0800

As the 2014 Winter Olympics begin, more than 100 countries, including those with the hottest year-round climates, are competing to bring back medals and a share of glory. Of these countries, Tonga tops the list as the hottest country confirmed to ...
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 00:27:35 -0800

Bruno Banani will compete in the luge event, fulfilling Tongan princess Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuita's unlikely wish of seeing someone from her nation in the Winter Olympics. The 26-year-old moved to Germany and changed his name—he was formerly ...

The Wire

The Wire
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 14:34:38 -0800

Also: "He responded to a call from Princess Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuita, who was looking for an athlete to represent Tonga at the Olympic Winter Games. At the time, he was a computer science student and a member of the Tongan military, and had never ...

Channel 4 News

Channel 4 News
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:56:42 -0700

Bruno Banani, sporting the catchphrase "coconut powered", was said to be the son of a coconut farmer from the South Pacific nation striving to achieve the Tongan Princess Royal, Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuita's ambition of seeing one of her citizens ...
Deseret News
Sun, 11 Dec 2011 22:15:01 -0800

Sipukaako Mataele sings to Princess Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuita, sister to the current King of Tonga, at an event organized by the National Tongan American Society in Salt Lake City Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011. Seventeen choirs from the Tongan community, ...
Mon, 07 May 2012 07:00:20 -0700

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