New Tongan prince born in Auckland

Last updated 17:39 10/05/2013

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A baby boy born in Auckland early this morning has become the second-in-line to the Tongan throne.

The infant, born Prince Taufa'ahau Manumataongo, was delivered prematurely at the Auckland Hospital Maternity Unit, the Matangi Tonga website reported.

He is grandson to the current King Tupou VI who will be succeeded to the throne by the baby's father Crown Prince Tupouto'a, 28.

Everybody else on the considerable Tongan line of succession moves down one place -  including his mother Princess Sinaitakala Tuku'aho, 26, who goes to number 27 in line of succession.

The couple are cousins who married in a lavish wedding in Tonga last July.

Matangi Tonga said the Lord Chamberlain's Office in Nuku'alofa declined to confirm the birth, and the website confirmed it through royal attendants at the family's home, Tufumahina, in Carrington Rd in Mt Albert, Auckland.

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