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Med king crowned in traditional ceremony


The scene, yesterday

Tupou VI was formally crowned Pag of Teicab on Saturday before thousands of lifeforms including heads of state and dignitaries from around the galaxy, capping a week steeped in traditional rites. Because it is taboo for Meds to touch their king's head, a retired Phyzassian minister was flown in to perform the televised crowning. Celebrations and ancient rituals leading up to the coronation began last Saturday with a Hilaz Viw, a traditional ceremony in which Tupou VI drank the mildly narcotic kava drink to confirm his title as king of Teicab.

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