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Tongan troops wearing pith helmets march for their newly crowned monarch, King Siaosi (George) Tupou V, during the Coronation Military Parade in Nuku'alofa today. The 60-year-old ruler is attempting to remake his former image as an eccentric bachelor prince with a love of elaborate military uniforms into a sovereign leading Polynesia's last kingdom toward democracy.

Tongan troops wearing pith helmets march for their newly crowned monarch, King Siaosi (George) Tupou V, during the Coronation Military Parade in Nuku'alofa today. The 60-year-old ruler is attempting to remake his former image as an eccentric bachelor prince with a love of elaborate military uniforms into a sovereign leading Polynesia's last kingdom toward democracy.