Sinaitakala Fakafanua

Princess Sinaitakala
Crown Princess of Tonga

Sinaitakala at the final day of the festivities of her parent-in-law's coronation
Born (1987-03-20) March 20, 1987
Spouse Crown Prince Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala of Tonga
Issue Prince Taufaʻahau Manumataongo
Princess Halaevalu Mataʻaho
Full name
Sinaitakala Tu'imatamoana 'i Fanakavakilangi Tuku'aho
Father Hon. Dr Kinikinilau Tūtoatasi Fakafānua
Mother Princess Sinaitakala 'Ofeina-'e-he-Langi Fakafānua
Religion Methodism
Royal Family of Tonga

HM The King
HM The Queen

HM The Queen Mother

Princess Sinaitakala Tukuʻaho (née Sinaitakala Tu'imatamoana 'i Fanakavakilangi Fakafanua; 20 March 1987), [1] is a Tongan royal and wife of the Crown Prince of Tonga, Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala, whom she married on 12 July 2012.[2]


Princess Sinaitakala is the daughter of late Lord Kinikinilau Tūtoatasi Fakafānua, estate holder of Ma'ufanga and Princess Sinaitakala 'Ofeina-'e-he-Langi Fakafānua. She has two brothers, current Lord Fatafehi Kinikinilau Lolomānaʻia Fakafānua and Fakaola mei Langi ʻItafuaʻatonga Tūtoatasi Fakafānua.[3]

Through her mother, she is a member of the Tongan royal family and, of her own right, in line to the country's throne.[1][4]



The marriage caused controversy in Tonga, since Fakafanua and Crown Prince Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala are double second cousins.[1][5] That is: her parents are each the first cousin of the King:

The wedding was opposed by some members of the royal family, reportedly due to the close genetic relationship of the couple.

Wedding ceremony

Sinaitakala Fakafanua married the Crown Prince at the Centennial Church of the Free Church of Tonga in Nuku'alofa on 12 July 2012.[2] The wedding marked the first marriage of a Tongan crown prince in sixty-five years.[2] Fakafanua was 25 years old at the time of her wedding.[1]


Her son, Prince Taufaʻahau Manumataongo, was born on 10 May 2013 and is second in the line of succession to the Tongan throne, after his father.[4] On 12 July 2014, the Crown Princess gave birth to a daughter, Princess Halaevalu Mata'aho who is third in the line of succession.[6]

Titles, styles and honours

Styles of
Crown Princess Sinaitakala
Reference style Her Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Madam



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

National Honours

Foreign Honour


See also


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