Japanese royals attending exhibition

  April 16, 2009 at 12:54 pm by

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Numerous events were scheduled to mark the golden wedding anniversary of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan on April 10. There was the evening party, a private family dinner and visits with government officials. People formed a long line in front of the imperial palace on Friday morning to express their congratulations on the occasion of the wedding anniversary by signing their names in well-wishers books. And there was a palace tea party with 101 couples selected across the country who are marking their golden wedding anniversaries this year, to which the emperor and empress were especially looking forward.

Among the activities celebrating the event there is also a photo exhibition at a department store in Tokyo. After the emperor and the empress themselves had visited it on April 15, Crown Prince Naruhito and his wife Masako went there on the next day. They seemed to enjoy themselves there so much that it is a pity that they had not taken their little daughter Aiko with them and had made use of the opportunity to chat with her about commoners becoming princesses by marriage – and princesses commoners…

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