Mele Siu‘ilikutapu Obituary , Death Cause – The death of Princess Mele Siu’ilikutapu Kalaniuvalu Fotofili, who was 75 years old and was a relative of King Tupou VI, has been announced. She was given the title of Princess Mele Siu’ilikutapu Kalaniuvalu Fotofili throughout her lifetime. She was the second granddaughter to be born that year, and she was the second granddaughter overall to be born to Queen Salote Tupou III’s ten grandchildren. The Princess was the second granddaughter to be born. She was the first woman ever elected to Tonga’s Legislative Assembly, and she served as the People’s Representative there from 1975 to 1978. This accomplishment earned her the title of “breaking the glass ceiling.
The year 1978 served as the year that marked the end of her tenure in office. Princess Siu’ilikutapu was the oldest child of Prince Fatafehi Tu’ipelehake and Melenaite Tupoumoheofo Veikune, who were married when they had their children. Melenaite Tupoumoheofo Veikune was the princess’s mother. Melenaite was the princess’ mother while she was still alive. During her whole life, she was also known by the title Princess Siu’ilikutapu. This title was bestowed upon her at birth. Her paternal grandfather was a brother of the late Taufa’ahau Tupou IV, who was her uncle; her paternal great-grandfather was also a brother of the late Taufa’ahau Tupou IV.
Because she was King Tupou VI’s cousin, the stature of Siu’ilikutapu in Tongan culture rose to that of a noteworthy person, elevating her to a position of prominence in the nation. The Palace Office has published a statement indicating that the body of Princess Siu’ilikutapu would be brought back to Tonga in order for it to be interred in the Royal Tombs of Mala’ekula. This information was included in the announcement. The Palace Office was kind enough to provide us with this information. The death of Princess Siu’ilikutapu, who had been residing in Auckland for the previous number of years, is the subject of the withholding of any more information at this time from the general public.