Happy Birthday to Queen Nanasipauʻu Tukuʻaho of Tonga, who turns 55 today! Born the Hon. Nanasipauʻu Vaea, she is a daughter of Baron Vaea, a nephew of Queen Sālote who served as Tonga’s Prime Minister from 1991 to 2000, and Baroness Tuputupu Vaea. In 1982, she married Prince ʻAhoʻeitu Tupou, the third son of King Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV and Queen Halaevalu Mataʻaho ʻAhomeʻe, and her second cousin. The couple have three children, Princess Latufuipeka, Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala, and Prince Ata. In 2012, the couple succeeded his elder brother as King Tupou IV and Queen Nanasipauʻu Tukuʻaho of Tonga, and were crowned in 2015. The Queen has published a book on the ‘Songs and poems of Queen Salote’, her great-aunt and grandmother-in-law, and has met quite a few Foreign Royals at the Cremation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and most prominently welcoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Tonga last year.