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Funeral fit for a king

Pall-bearers carry coffin

Pall-bearers carry the King of Tonga's coffin

Chris and Rosie discuss the funeral of King George Tupou V of Tonga who died recently. Listen to the programme to find out about the ceremony, how the king helped to reform the country and his unusual and eccentric character.

This week's question: Who has been the longest-serving monarch in Europe?

a) Queen Victoria of Great Britain

b) King Afonso I of Portugal

c) King Louis XIV of France

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.

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Funeral fit for a king

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Vocabulary

mourning

a period of expressing grief

monarchs

king or queen

pall-bearers

people who helped to carry the coffin at a funeral

took turns

one at a time

to reform

to change, to improve

eccentric

unusual, odd

monocle

a piece of glass worn over one eye to improve vision

endearing

attracting affection

ascend

mount or climb

reign

period of rule

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