Photos still coming
Photo #10 Japan's Emperor Akihito tours the Monastic site at Glendalough in County Wicklow, Ireland, May 8, 2005.
Photo #8,9 Japan's Emperor Akihito (2nd L) and his wife Empress Michiko (R) walk past the St Kevin's round tower at Glendalough in County Wicklow, Ireland, May 8, 2005.
In looking at pictures of the Japanese Royal Family at the airport yesterday, it made me wonder about their familial relationships and if someone in the forums knows about them. In particular, I wonder what the relationships are among the children of the current Emperor and Empress. I know there was criticism of CP Naruhito by both his brother and sister for the statements he made to the press last May regarding CP Masako's health situation. But how do we as laypeople read those statements? Is there a rift among the siblings or was it just a defense of the Emperor's remarks subsequent to CP Naruhitos, and the basic relationships are good? Apart from protocol, is the royal family thought to be rigid and unforgiving or can someone shed some light on the personalities of the Emperors children and their spouses? Is there enough flexibility within their lives, apart from the seemingly "rigid-isimo" protocol, for CP Masako to fully recover? I'd love to hear from anyone who can give me some insight into this family. Thanks.
Japan's Emperor Akihito, and Empress Michiko are greeted by the Irish President Mary McAleese, at the Irish President's Residence in Dublin Monday May 9. 2005.
They viewed a tree planted by the Emperor from his visit to Ireland in 1985
Photo #6-9 From HELLO Website
I saw this tiara of Empress Michiko for the first time!
I like it very much.
She always wear only 2kinds of tiaras lately.
(some pics are from the thread introduced by Mandy).
6. the picture when they visit Norway last time in1985.
They were Crown Prince and Crown Princess.
7and8.A tiara in a design of chrysanthemum flowers and leaves, the symbol of the Japanese imperial family.
9and10.A diamond tiara that used to be topped with stars, these have been replaced by collet diamonds. This tiara has been worn by several Japanes Empresses
(9....October 11, 1994 Spain 10...October 22, 1996 at the banquet for Belgian King and Queen)