Tonga's King Siaosi (George) Tupou V is in Los Angeles for medical consultations, Matangi Tonga reports from Tonga's capital Nuku' alofa. In August the king underwent surgery at Cedars-Sinal Medical Centre to remove his right kidney, which was found to contain a tumor.
He had returned to Tonga on September 10, but went back to the United Statews in the first week of October for follow-up medical consultation. A spokesman for the Palace said the King was expected back by October 31. Source: Matangi Tonga