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Prince Aya, as a junior school pupil, in a playful mood during the official reception at the Imperial family.
His grandparents (Emperor Showa and Empress Kojun), parents and big brother are amused.

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Photos of young Kiko (pre-wedding)

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Fumihito and Kiko before their marriage with friends
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What an interesting picture, I'd never seen it before.
Certainly, not your typical Prince and Princess-to-be.
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Such an interesting picture, it's strange to me to see Kiko with long hair, I'm just so use to seeing her with her present short hair.
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What an interesting picture, I'd never seen it before.
Certainly, not your typical Prince and Princess-to-be.
Exactly, that is why I thought it interesting to post it.

Actually, Grandduchess, Princess Kiko wore long hair for quite some time, also after her marriage.
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Interesting photo; why is she the only woman there?

But she looks so contented and happy.
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Interesting photo; why is she the only woman there?
That is a very good question, imo. But unfortunately I really have no clue.
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Interesting photo; why is she the only woman there?

But she looks so contented and happy.
This could have been an outing with the ornithology club that they were members of when they were at university. Perhaps not that many young women were interested in birds! (Just guessing, you'll need someone who can read Japanese well to read the caption)
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Prince Fumihito and turtles
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Kiko with her parents
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That's a lovely picture; Kiko looks so sweet and innocent!
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Kiko looks nice as well as her mother in the kimonos. By this time was she just the prince's fiancee?
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Yes, at that time she must have been engaged to the prince but not married. You see that from their positions: the father in front, the mother a bit behind and then the daughter. After the wedding Kiko was above her parents in rank, she would then never be found to be standing behind them for a formal photo.

I freely admit that I am completely charmed, too, by young Kiko and her sweet smile. Pic
This pic is one of my favourites. This one is also quite nice.
Baby Kiko and Kiko as a child

But although she is still a very beautiful woman, I find her smile nowadays often a bit frozen. Pic No surprise, probably...
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Kiko was an adorable baby and a very beautiful, charming young lady.
Most royals have forced smiles; the pressure of being in public eyes 24/7 and constant evaluations have to be quite exhausting. Of course, those marrying into the Imperial Family have other issues to tackle as well.
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Most royals have forced smiles; the pressure of being in public eyes 24/7 and constant evaluations have to be quite exhausting. Of course, those marrying into the Imperial Family have other issues to tackle as well.
I do not think that it is possible to say it any better....
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SEPTEMBER 12, 1989:
Prince Akishino (L) and Kiko Kawashima attend a press conference on their engagement on September 12, 1989 in Tokyo, Japan.
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Princesses Mako and Kako
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Young Kiko in bathing suit

Young Kiko with her parents and her little brother

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Young Princess Kiko visiting a Shinto shrine

Prince and Princess Akishino at their wedding

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Princess Kiko and Princess Mako, probably attending the memorial service to commemorate 50 days after the death of Prince Tomohito of Mikasa at Toshimagaoka Cemetery on July 25, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan

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Pretty Kiko Kawashima

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