A wheelchair-bound Tongan prince has won a restraining order against his wife.

He told a court he feared for his life after being bashed with an electric fan stand.

Tonga's Chief Justice Anthony Ford granted the order to Prince Tu'ipelehake, the cousin of King Siaosi Tupou V, banning his wife Makeleta Ene'io Tuku'aho from going within 50m of her husband without his consent.