Charlotte, thank you for clearing up the vacation question. I am also happy to see this news about replacing the chief chamberlain -- I trust this is a good move and will result in some changes for the better for the CP's family.
#1-4:Photos with no watermarks from AP
#5: Larger photo from newscom
Thanks you so much mandyy.Those photos were really wonderful, really real life of The Crown Prince's family, i really love Aiko and MAsako's smile, it's not really often seeing them smiling and really relax, really in real life like that.
"God save our Gracious Queen,
Long live our Noble Queen,
God save The Queen"
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Any more news of Crown Princess Masako, Princess Aiko and Crown Prince Naruhito? I like them but don't see a lot of news about them. I hope Masako can handle coming out and doing a few public events... sort of royal light duty so we see more of her.
This is the first time I've checked out this thread in awhile, and its good to see Masako out and about. I'm sure this has been discussed before but it frustrates me when she takes the blame for not having a boy. What is the point? They have a beautiful, healthy daughter. The IHA should look on the positive aspects of the their life. Besides, they should open a biology textbook...it might be helpful. It's not her fault she had a girl, technically it is the male sperm that decides all that. ...I understand tradition etc. etc. etc. But there comes a point where we all need to move on and let Aiko be Empress!
Prince Naruhito, Princess Masako and Princess Aiko joined the Emperor, Empress and Princess Sayako at the Hayama Imperial Villa on Oct. 9 for a short break.
#1: FNN news
#2: Yomiuri news-Crown Prince Naruhito (L), Princess Masako (R) and their daughter Princess Aiko arrive at the imperial villa in Hayama, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Oct. 9 for an overnight stay with Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko and their daughter Princess Sayako, who will marry Yoshiki Kuroda, a Tokyo metropolitan government employee, on Nov. 15.
Great to see Masako out and great to see her at a function that appears to have some substance as opposed to just a ceremonial function. She has such a formidable intellect and I hope that gets put to good use.
Prince Naruhito and Princess Masako entering the Imperial Palace to celebrate Empress Michiko's 71st birthday on Oct. 20, 2005.
(JIJI press) With Princess Aiko at around 4pm entering the Imperial Palace to have dinner with Emperor, Empress, Prince Akishino's family and Princess Sayako.
The change could allow Princess Aiko (left) to ascend the throne
Japan should change its succession laws to let women take the throne, a government panel has concluded. The 10-member panel has been debating the issue since January in response to a crisis facing the Imperial Household. Japan's 71-year-old ruling emperor, Akihito, has two sons and a daughter, but none of them have so far produced a male heir to ensure the succession. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi...ic/4374568.stm
Crown Princess Masako has been smiling genuinely and happily this times compared to the previous months especially last year when she had this depression.
I really admire the great support that the Crown Prince is giving to her wife. It really shows his deep love for his wife and Princess Aiko.
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