According to Hola tomorrow's dinner at the Imperial Palace is a Gala--but we'll have to wait and see, Hola is, as we all know, not all that reliable.
I believe this information is not accurate (though it would be lovely to see Letizia wearing a gala dress again. How long since last time she wore one?).
At the Royal House website, they classified both dinners (With the Emperor and Empress and with the Crown Princes) as "Cena" if it was supposed to be a gala dinner, it would be classified as "Cena de gala".
Let's keep our fingers crossed to see if the Emperor and the Empress have changed their minds and decided to offer a gala dinner instead of a regular one...
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Haakon and F&M with the Emperor and Empress (The admin can remove this post\pictures if they dont want it in this tread:) ) I just cannot imagine that the Emperor would treat the visiting royal different so I think no gala dress. Sniff. We`ll have to wait for the next statevisit
LA VANGUARDIA - 03/06/2005
The princes of Asturias arrived yesterday at Tokyo, where today they will initiate the official program of their visit. The airplane of the Spanish Air Force in which Don Felipe and Doņa Letizia traveled from Madrid landed in the airport of Narita shortly before the 4 of afternoon (the 7 in the morning in Spain), after a flight of more than fifteen hours than it included a technical scale in Moscow. The Japanese capital received them with rain and an immense clogging that retained to the Princes during almost two hours in the accesses to the city. Don Felipe and Doņa Letizia will attend the Japan-Spain forum today and, at night, they will be received in the imperial palace by emperors Akihito and Michiko./ M. Alcázar (M.Alcázar is the journalist that works for la vanguardia and she is also there to cover this trip) http://www.lavanguardia.es/web/2005...1186269366.html
The pair traveled in a Airbús of the Air Force that counts on beds (in the photo, to their arrival to Tokyo). In addition, like extraordinary precaution by the pregnancy of Letizia, a doctor accompanies to the princes in this trip Japan.
ACT IN THE EMBASSY
Between the organizers of the diverse anticipated official acts it is counted at any moment on the possibility that the princess cancels some of the activities to which has predicted to attend next to prince Felipe.
The official acts begin today with the participation of the princes in the eighth forum Spain-Japan in the Spanish embassy. Tomorrow Saturday the princes will receive to the Spanish colony in Japan in the Okura Hotel, where they stay themselves and that is to little meters of the Spanish diplomatic seat.
It is predicted that tomorrow they move to Nagoya, probably in train bleats, from where Sunday they will go to the exhibition, where will visit the pavilion of Spain. Naruhito, that went a year ago to the wedding of Felipe and Letizia, is the president of honor of the sample, where already they have been the heirs of Holland and Denmark. JORDI JUSTE
Princes de Asturias travel to Japan to visit the Expo de Aichí
TOKYO. Their Heights Reales Princes de Asturias arrived yesterday at Japan, where they will remain until the next Sunday, day which they will visit the Spanish pavilion in the Universal Exhibition of Aichí. Doņa Letizia finally has been able to accompany to her husband in this long trip, although her presence was not confirmed until the last moment, because the flight time and the annoyances that she suffer as a result of the pregnancy could have advised against it.
The Princes left from Madrid in afternoon of Wednesday on board of an airplane of the Spanish Air Force and, after making a scale in Moscow, they landed yesterday in the airport of Tokyo and they were transferred directly to the hotel in which they are stayed during their stay in the Japanese capital.
Today they will begin their official activity inaugurating VIII the Forum Spain-Japan, that presides over a Spanish, Antonio Garrigues Walker, and a Japanese, Nakayama Taro (ex- minister of Outer Subjects), and that it has like objective to reinforce the bilateral relations. Already at night, Their Imperial Majestys Akihito and Michiko will invite to have supper to Don Felipe and Doņa Letizia in the Imperial Palace.
Tomorrow the Princes will offer a reception to the Spanish colony that resides in the Japanese country, before traveling to Aichí, where Sunday they will visit the Universal Exhibition. The Princes will cross the pavilions of Spain and the country host, accompanied by Their Height Imperial Princess Takamado, president of the Society of Spanish-Japanese Friendship. That same afternoon, Don Felipe and his wife will return to Tokyo, where Prince Heredero Naruhito and his wife, Masako, will offer a supper to them in their honor. The encounter will be celebrated four days hardly before the Heir to the Throne of the Crisantemo and Masako celebrates the twelfth anniversary of their wedding, that took place the 9 of June of 1993.