Blake family celebrates Queen Mother’s 90th birthday

The Blake Family celebrates with the Queen Mother at the first day of her 90th birthday celebration at Queen Salote Memorial Hall  in Nukuʻalofa today.

The Blakes come from the Queen mother’s paternal side which can be traced back to an English man, Alexander Blake,  who came to Tonga in 1830s and married to a Tongan woman.

Also in attendance at today’s event, which featured Tongan traditional entertainments and dances, were Crown Prince Tupouto’a, HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita and many of the royal family and kainga.

The members of the Blake Family from New Zealand performed the Kapa Haka to Her Majesty Queen Halaevalu Mata’aho on Tuesday at Tufumahina.

The six-day celebration will be concluded on Monday 30.

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