Lord Kalaniuvalu and the newly appointed Tu’ipelehake have each been respectively styled His Serene Prince Tu’ipelehake and His Serene Prince Kalaniuvalu Fotofili yesterday.
The hereditary title of Tu’ipelehake, Tonga’s second Royal House was bestowed upon Hon. Viliami Sione Ngu Takeivulai Tuku’aho at the Fotu ‘a e ‘Eiki church in Pelehake.
The two princes are first cousins. Prince Kalaniuvalu's mother Princess Mele Siu'ilikutapu is Prince Tu'ipelehake's late father's sister.
Prince Tu'ipelehake succeeded to the 8th Tu’ipelehake title after his late father HSH Prince Tu’ipelehake died on June 15.
He is married to Cassandra Tukuia-A-Purea Vaea
Tu’ipelehake’s estates are Pelehake and ‘Alakifonua in Tongatapu, Lotofoa and Fotua in Ha’apai and Vaihoi in Vava’u.
Kalaniuvalu’s estates include Lapaha, Hoi, Nukuleka and Makaunga.
He is married to Hon. Marcella Taumoepeau-Tupou.