Her Royal Highness Princess Mele Siu’ilikutapu

Her Royal Highness, Princess Siu’ilikutapu is the eldest granddaughter of Her Majesty, the late Queen Salote. Princess Siu’ilikutapu was the first elected female parliamentarian in 1975-1977 in Tonga after fifteen years of women’s suffrage, and therefore paved the way for women in politics. She was previously the President of Langafonua Gallery & Handicrafts Centre a national organisation founded by the Late Queen Salote to empower Tongan women with traditional skills and talents. Since 2018, she has been Patron of the Board of the Tonga Health Society Langimalie Clinic. She is also the Patron of the Lapaha Council, which is the first village council of Tonga. She is a board member of the Pasifika Laidlaw Bible College in Auckland, New Zealand. Amongst her many other responsibilities, she is a cultural authority for the Pacific Collection Access Project at the Auckland Museum.