The ha’as and royals throughout Tonga yesterday attended the burial of Princess ‘Elisiva Fusipala Vaha’i who died at the age of 65 on October 2.
Princess Fusipala, who lived in the United States for about 12 years, had struggled with health difficulties recently.
The Princess, who was King of Tonga’s first cousin, was buried at Tutulu-Pea-Tau cemetery next to her husband, the Late Noble Vaha’i of Fo’ui who died on May 22, 2005.
She is survived by their four children Lord Vahaʻi, Hon Siosifa ‘Alematea Vahaʻi, Hon ‘Elisiva Taukiʻonetuku Vahaʻi Vete, Hon Sinaitakala ‘Ofeina-‘E he-Langi Leanahola Vaha’i and six grandchildren.
The burial service was attended by His Majesty King Tupou VI, her younger sister Princess ‘Ofeina- ‘E he- Langi Fakafanua, the Queen Mother as well as Crown Prince Tupouto’a and Crown Princess Sinatakala Tuku’aho.