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Weekly Update for August 17, 2022

Article #1:A Tongan Royal Visits the Center 

Submitted by: Delsa Moe, VP of Cultural Presentations 

President Grace with his wife and the Royalty

President Grace (left) and Val Grace (right) were the hosts for the royal guest, Honorable Lupepau’u Tuita Taione (middle).

On Monday, August 8th, the Polynesian Cultural Center was privileged to host Tongan royalty – Honorable Lupepau’u Tuita Taione, who is the eldest daughter of Princess Pilolevu and Noble Tuita. She is the niece of the current King of Tonga and was in Hawaii to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Tonga High School as their honored guest. 

President Grace Welcomes a Tongan Royalty

Honorable Lupepau’u Tuita Taione arriving at the Center.

After greeting her at the Hukilau Marketplace, President and Val Grace hosted her at the Ali’i Lu’au and HĀ: Breath of Life. Although she has been to the Center several times, she had never seen our current Lu’au and night show which she appeared to enjoy very much. 

Malo ‘aupito to all our departments and employees who went above and beyond to make her visit a memorable one! 

Luau with the Royalty

The royal guest experiencing our Ali’i Lu’au.