December 18, 2008 12:00:00 AM
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A one-month exhibition of the His Majesty King George Tupou V’s coronation robes and crown comes into display at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre yesterday.

Radio Tonga reports other traditional outfits such as the King’s and Queen’s crown and the royal scepter are among other items that were also displayed at the exhibition.

Television Tonga news understands this is a rare opportunity for the public to get a closer look, especially those who weren’t present during the Coronation celebration in August.

In a recent televised program the Secretary of the Traditions and Cultural Heritage Committee, Honorable Tu’ivanuavou Vaea said, "it is his Majesty’s wish for his people to witness first hand the outfits and garments used during his coronation.

"This is a rare opportunity as royal garments are usually kept in the palace but this is a golden opportunity for the public to view it," Tu’ivanuavou said.

It will run through to January 15, 2009.

Xmas - Tones

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