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Old 04-29-2013, 10:42 AM
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Some more pictures of the arrival of the Japanese royals: 1 ** 2 ** 3 ** 4 ** 5 ** 6 ** 7 ** 8 ** 9 ** 10 ** 11 ** 12 ** 13



Please pay attention to how Masako notices first (0.24) that there are (obviously, although we do not see them) people who want to welcome them in the Netherlands, beams at them, then touches Naruhitos arm to make him aware of the crowd (with taking the welcome opportunity to fondly stroke his shoulder ), and how the couple then enthusiastically wave to the well-wishers. So sweet!

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Without reading too much into a few seconds of the video but Masako's gesture gave a interesting glimpse into their relationship. It was a confident and observant Masako that directed her husband.
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Without reading too much into a few seconds of the video but Masako's gesture gave a interesting glimpse into their relationship. It was a confident and observant Masako that directed her husband.
Exactly, that is what I thought, too. It was also a rare occasion as they belong to a culture where it usually is a no-no to touch each other in public. I found it interesting to see that when Masako had already gotten her husbands attention, she still took the opportunity to "additionally" touch his shoulder (which was not really "necessary") - and got a smile from him for
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It says something about their relationship that touching seems to be still special, even after nearly 20 years of marriage...
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Great to see Masako and Naruhito, whose face lights up indeed when he is with his wife. I hope she is able to attend most parts of the ceremonies and that she can enjoy her time here (& hopefully sees her parents).
Yes it was indeed and such a very rare sighting of the Crown Prince and Princess together outside Japan.
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Exactly, that is what I thought, too. It was also a rare occasion as they belong to a culture where it usually is a no-no to touch each other in public. I found it interesting to see that when Masako had already gotten her husbands attention, she still took the opportunity to "additionally" touch his shoulder (which was not really "necessary") - and got a smile from him for
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It says something about their relationship that touching seems to be still special, even after nearly 20 years of marriage...
I agree and would add that it is a great comfort to see rather than imagine the great bond of love between them....and all inside just a second or two of film footage! To think that it has taken a Dutch Royal Inauguration to enable us to witness this LOL!
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HQ from Bekia of today's rehearsal.
Guillermo y Mxima de Holanda y sus hijas ensayan para la coronacin: Fotos en Bekia
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Charles and Camilla arriving
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Here's a picture of the girls sitting on the "thrones":
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BJB3XlgCMAAT_uV.jpg:large

Now, that it all started to take shape, I'm really giddy.
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I see the budget was tight and they handed the Duchess some decaying tulips...
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Now this has become really exciting since the big day is almost here. Those girls must be so excited sitting on their thrones! Great family photo; thanks for posting.
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I see the budget was tight and they handed the Duchess some decaying tulips...
Hahahaha... I also thought that the flowers looked awful :-)
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I love that photo. It looks like the parents have made sure the girls have some fun!
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Isn't it a bit late all the royals guest arrives if they shall be ready for galla dinner with dresses and tiaras in less than one and a half hour?
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I am sure that they have arrived already but the photographers didn't upload the pictures yet. I would be very (pleasantly) surprised if there would be tiaras tonight btw.
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Wasn't the pre-inauguration event of Queen Beatrix a white tie event?
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The photo of the Princesses sitting on the thrones is adorable. I look forward to seeing many, many more lovely photos of the events tomorrow.

I have seen some images of the guests in their beautiful dresses and I have to admit, I do wish Edward and Sophie were there. I know Charles and Camilla are attending as he is the heir but Edward and Sophie fit in so much better! I know I am being biased toward the Wessex's though, but I wanted to see Sophie in a pretty dress like everyone else!
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Arrival of the Crown Prince and Princess of Brunei with their children:

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Another gallery of yesterday's rehearsal:



** pp: Willem-Alexander des Pays-Bas roi : Rptition avec les quatre femmes de sa vie **
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