Photos show rainbows appeared during Princess Tāone’s burial service

Hā ha ngaahi 'umata he 'aho ne telio ai 'a e me'afaka'eiki 'o e ta'ahine piliniesi' Lavinia Mata 'o Tāone Ma'afu. 'Oku pehē 'e kinautolu ne nau 'i he ouau mamalu' ni ko hono talaki fiefia mai 'eni 'e natula e 'ulungāanga lelei 'o e ta'ahine' ni.

Mourners at Princess Tāone’s burial service said they felt she smiled down on them when rainbows were spotted above Hāngaitokelau’s royal cemetery in Tokomolo on Saturday.

Princess Lavinia Mata ‘o Tāone Ma’afu, 66, died on Friday 24 of undisclosed causes in Auckland, New Zealand. She was laid to rest at Hāngaitokelau on June 30.

The phenomenon appeared on a day which was mostly sunny and partly cloudy.

Photos of the rainbows were shared on Facebook by radio FM 87.5.

Some commenters said the rainbows must have sent a message about the Princess’s good character.



Rainbows appear above Hāngaitokelau cemetery during Princess Tāone’s burial service. In picture: Radio Broadcaster Director and Producer Katalina Tohi (L) and broadcaster Luseane Vaea (R). Photo/Broadcom Broadcast FM 87.5

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