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This is a list of monarchs of Tongamarker since 1875 after the constitutional role of the monarch was put forth. Tonga is the only monarchy in Oceania that is not a Commonwealth realm. The first monarch was George Tupou I.

In July 2008, three days before his coronation, King George Tupou V announced that he would relinquish most of his power and be guided by his Prime Minister's recommendations on most matters.

The following monarchs have reigned since the constitutional role of the Tonganmarker monarchy was set forth in 1875 (see Line of succession to the Tongan Throne):

For earlier monarchs, see also

  • Tu i Kanokupolu, rulers of Tonga from c.1600 to the present day. George Tupou I, the first king of Tonga, was the 19th Tu'i Kanokupolu.
  • Tu i Ha atakalaua, rulers of Tonga from c.1470 to c.1600.
  • Tu i Tonga, rulers of Tonga from c.950 to c.1470.
  • Tu i Manu a, rulers of Tonga before c.950.


  1. "Tonga's king to cede key powers", BBC, July 29, 2008

Siaosi Tupou I

4 November 1875–1893
4 December 1797


son of Tupouto'a, 17th Tu'i Konokupolo and Hoamofaleono
(1) Finau Kaunanga


one daughter

(2) Charlotte Salote Lupe Pau'u

27 March 1834

two sons
18 February 1893

Royal Palacemarker

aged 96
Siaosi Tupou II

18 June 1874


only son of Prince Sia'osi Fatafehi Toutaitokotaha, 4th Tu'i Pelehake, and Princess Elisiva Fusipala Tauki'onetuku
(1) Edith Marie Pomarevahine

8 December 1898

no issues

(2) Lavinia Veiongo

1 June 1899

one daughter

(3) Anaseini Takipō

11 November 1909

two daughter
5 April 1918

Royal Palacemarker

aged 43
Salote Tupou III

13 March 1900

Royal Palacemarker

eldest daughter of Siaosi Tupou II and Queen Lavinia Veiongo
Viliami Tungi Mailefihi

19/21 September 1917

three sons
16 December 1965

Aotea Hospital, Aucklandmarker

aged 65
Taufa ahau Tupou IV

4 July 1918

Royal Palacemarker

eldest son of Viliami Tungi Mailefihi and Salote Tupou III
Halaevalu Mata aho Ahome e

10 June 1947

four children
10 September 2006

Mercy Hospital, Aucklandmarker

aged 88
Siaosi Tupou V

2006 – present
4 May 1948

Royal Palacemarker

eldest son of Taufa ahau Tupou IV and Queen Halaevalu Mata aho

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