The Queen Mother died this afternoon Sunday 19 at the age of 90, the Tongan Consulate in Auckland said this morning.

Stafford ʻAho, the Tongan consul in New Zealand had “confirmed” the Queen’s passing to Kaniva News

He declined to give further details saying “work is being processed”.

It is understood Princess Mata’aho, Queen Halaevalu’s granddaughter and namesake was by her bedside in an Auckland hospital.

More to come……