Op-Ed: ‘Not eccentric at all’ – a closer view of the King of Tonga
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Centre / Pacific Media Watch): The death of King George Tupou V was unexpected for all, especially for family and close friends.
Neil Underhill is an Honorary Correspondent for the British government to King George V. He is also a close personal friend.
Born in Fiji, he has lived most of his life there and frequently travels to Tonga to see the King. He strongly disagrees with those who describe "HM" as eccentric and instead remembers him as a man of “impeccable dignity”.
Alex Perrottet speaks to Neil Underhill, Honorary Correspondent for the British Government for Tonga and close personal friend of the late King: