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Queen Mother’s 90th birthday celebration starts today with a Royal Luncheon

(Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 25/05/2016)

The Queen Mother, Halaevalu Mata’aho’s 90th birthday celebrations starts today with a Royal Luncheon hosted by the Blake Family.

The Blake Family is the relative of the Late Lord ‘Ahome’e, the Queen Mother’s late father.

Graciously present at the program event was the Princess Royal, Her Royal Highness Princess Pilolevu Tuita, the Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukālala and many guests.

It comes after the Queen Mother, Halaevalu Mata’aho yesterday welcomed traditional presentation of gifts from the Blake Family at the Royal resident of Tufumāhina.

The program started with a prayer service led by Rev. Keith Waldron Moala, followed by the introductory speech by Siale ‘Ataongo Puloka.

The Blake Clan also performed various entertainment which includes the mā‘ulu’ulu and a Maori dance.

The family was welcomed by Her Majesty’s talking chief, Vakalahi Ha’atala’uli.

© Radio & TV Tonga News 2016