Fielakepa title conferred on His Majesty’s Armed Forces Commander

PHOTO. R-L: Lord Fielakepa, Hon. Lupepau’u Tuita Taione, Prince Ata, ‘Eiki Tevita ‘Unga and Lady Lupemeitakui Fielakepa

His Majesty’s Lord Chamberlain Viela Tupou has announced today April 10 at about 3pm that the King had bestowed the title of Fielakepa on the Commander of His Majesty’s Armed Forces, Tupou Tonga Poʻuli Aleamotuʻa, 48, at his Mataʻutuliki residence in Kolomotu’a.

His Majesty King Tupou VI was pleased to confer the title on His Armed Forces’ Commander since his eldest brother, late Baron Fielakepa, died in 2013 without an heir.

The next in line to the hereditary title after the death of Baron Fielakepa was Mōsese Taulupe Aleamotuʻa but he died suddenly in 2007. He was survived by his mother Lady Tuna Fielakepa and his wife Mele Simiki Aleamotu’a and their nine children.

Fielakepa’s bride, Lupemeitakui Aleamotuʻa, will be known as Lady Fielakepa. They have three children.

The bestowment began with a prayer service led by the Haveluloto’s Free Wesleyan Church minister Rev. Tēvita Latailakepa and attended by Fielakepa’s kāinga and family.

Members of the royal family including Prince Ata and Hon Lupepauʻu Tuita Taione attended the ceremony. Lord Vaea and Lord Nuku from the nobility also attended.

Lord Fielakepa’s estate is Haveluloto.

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