As king lies ill, Tonga prepares for the `sun to fall'
By Associated Press
Thursday, August 17th, 2006
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) _ Tonga's prime minister made a bedside visit to the elderly and ailing king of the tiny Pacific Island nation today. That's as the country made preparations for the end of one of the world's longest reigns by any monarch.
Prime Minister Feleti Sevele traveled from Tonga to the hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, where 88-year-old King Taufa'ahau Tupou the fourth lies bedridden.
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