The Kingdom of Tonga is a Polynesian sovereign state, and its queen consort is Nanasipauʻu Tukuʻaho. She became queen when her husband, and second cousin, Tupou VI, became King of Tonga in 2012.
The royal couple went on to have three children, which have given them three grandchildren so far. Apart from her duties as a mother and grandmother, this queen published a collection of songs and poems written by her mother-in-law, Queen Sālote, titled ‘Songs and poems of Queen Sālote’.
Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso of Lesotho
'Masenate Mohato was the first commoner in modern history to marry into Lesotho's royal family. In 200, she wed King Letsie III, and they went on to have three children. 'Masenate studied at the Machabeng International College before becoming a royal and has since been involved in a number of charities.
This amazing woman has become the patron of the SOS Children's Village, the Lesotho Red Cross Society, and has worked tirelessly towards raising support programs and awareness of HIV/AIDS. 'Masenate has a First Aid Certificate and is constantly seeking to give Lesotho's disabled people a voice.
Queen Mathilde of Belgium
The gracious and elegant Queen Mathilde used to work as a speech therapist before becoming a royal. After marrying King Philippe in 1999, the couple went on to have four children, but that didn't keep this queen from being very active in a number of political and social causes.
This queen is the honorary president of UNICEF Belgium, the Breast International Group (a non-profit for breast cancer research), the Federal Council for Sustainable Development, and the WHO's Special Representative for Immunization. And those are just a few of her projects.
Queen Sonja of Norway
Sonja Haraldsen married Prince Harald V in 1968 and was officially crowned queen when her husband ascended the throne after his father's passing, in 1991. Apart from being a mother of two, queen Sonja has been very involved in social and political issues.
She visited Vietnamese boat refugees in Malaysia in the 1970s, established a fund that assists disabled children in Norway in 1972, and has done extensive charity work for international refugees. Sonja was also the VP of the Norwegian Red Cross in the late '80s and was appointed Rear Admiral and Brigadier in the Royal Norwegian Army. She has also established music competitions, opened a venue for arts and culture, and has been a photography and art enthusiast for decades.
Queen Silvia of Sweden
Silvia Sommerlath became Queen of Sweden in 1976, after marrying King Carl XVI Gustaf. The couple met at the Munich Olympics of 1972, where Silvia was working as a committee organizer. She also held a job in the Argentinian consulate in Munich.
The royal couple has three children, and in 2011, queen Silvia became the longest-serving queen of Sweden. She has done charity work and has been involved in a number of international organizations.