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HM Queen Halaevalu Mata'afa walks to present a wreath at the grave of her late husband, King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, during his funeral at Mala'e Kula (the royal burial ground). The king, one of the world's longest-serving monarchs, died in Auckland on 10 September 2006 following a long illness. His body was returned to his homeland and he was buried on 19 September 2006 at Mala'e Kula in the Tongan capital.