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Old 03-16-2007, 12:26 PM
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I found the Prince's comments very interesting. He was pretty circumspect in some regards but I think he also has made it very clear that he totally loves Masako and that he's sticking by her no matter what. They make a beautiful familly. Love the little pink coat on Aiko in the above photo.
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:06 PM
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Prince Willem-Alexander visits Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako

Willem-Alexander visits 'Imperial Prison'

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TOKYO - The Prince of Orange visited Japan for a conference on water affairs. The Prince also paid a short visit to the Emperor and the Empress and went to his colleagues Crown Prince Naruhito and his spouse Princess Masako.

The difference in life circumstances between the Japanese and the Netherlands crown princely couples could not be bigger. Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima can go and stay where they want. To walk, to ride, go for a shop, to ski, it does not matter. This is only a dream for Crown Prince Naruhito and Princess Masako, whose lives are ruled by the ever omnipresent Kunaicho, the Imperial Household Agency....

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Old 03-16-2007, 06:48 PM
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More photos of the crown prince family arriving at Nagano station on March 16, 2007.

photos from Reuters and AP via Yahoo (another one from reuters of aiko and her dad)
Photo from JIJI press and Yomiuri news

Videos from TBS and FNN news
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:52 PM
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Beautiful pictures....got to love the little pink coat that Princess Aiko is wearing....Crown Princess Masako looks possitively glowing in here white coat....beautiful looking family
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I found the Prince's comments very interesting. He was pretty circumspect in some regards...
Is that so? In what way?
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Old 03-17-2007, 06:12 AM
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Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito, Crown Princess Masako and their daughter Princess Aiko smile at well-wishers upon their arrival at Nagano station in central Japan, 16 March 2007. The royal family is on a vacation in a ski resort in the region. - ANP -photos
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Old 03-19-2007, 05:27 PM
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Nice pictures aren't they? Gotta love that pink coat on little Princess Aiko!! Princess Masako is looking good!!! Looks like a picture perfect family.
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Old 05-03-2007, 04:24 AM
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Crown Prince Naruhito (L), accompanied by Crown Princess Masako (R) and their daughter Aiko (C), wave upon their arrival at the Utsunomiya station to visit the Imperial ranch in Tochigi prefecture, 100km north of Tokyo 03 May 2007.

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Old 05-03-2007, 01:11 PM
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What a lovely family. It's good to see them again.
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I feel always happy everytime i see crown princess Masako.
I admire her a lot.
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:51 PM
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Lovely picture! They look great and happy, especially Crown Princess Masako. I like her outfit.
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:34 AM
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Crown Prince Naruhito, left, and Crown Princess Masako wave at well-wishers upon their arrival at Matsumoto Station in Nagano prefecture, or state, central Japan, Friday, June 1, 2007. Naruhito was originally to travel to Nagano by himself but the Imperial Palace Household Agency announced earlier in the week that Masako, who is still recuperating from a form of depression, would join him to attend Saturday's meeting on protection of the nation's greenery. Masako withdrew from virtually all public duties four years ago after being diagnosed.

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Old 06-01-2007, 11:28 AM
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Princess Masako

Thank you for the wonderful pictures! I especially love the latter. Crown Princess Masako looks gorgeous there...
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Old 06-01-2007, 01:54 PM
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Royal couple visit Nagano
Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako arrived Friday in Nagano Prefecture with the princess performing her first official duty outside the capital in seven months.
The couple plan to attend a national greenery ceremony to be held Saturday in Azumino in the prefecture................
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Video news of their arrival in Nagano Prefecture on June 1, 2007.

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Old 06-01-2007, 04:34 PM
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I wonder if they were to just say 'we're going to the beach' (or wherever), would they be physically restrained by the IHA? What's stopping the RF from just not going along with it?
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Old 06-02-2007, 03:08 AM
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Accompanied Crown Prince Naruhito (C), Japanese Crown Princess Masako (R) chats with a guest (L) during a tree-planting ceremony in Azumino, 250km northwest of Tokyo, 02 June 2007. Masako, who is on a long-term medical treatment, attended the ceremonial event for the first time in three years and seven months.

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Old 06-02-2007, 03:28 AM
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It's really wonderful to see the CP slowly returning to public duties. I cannot imagine what it must hve been like for her to be held like a virture prisoner simply because she had difficulties having a child and when the person is such a capable, intelligent and modern woman like CP Maskao it must be been a living nightmare. Kudos to her and her strength and courage to fight the illness and live on.

She looks very lovey in her white outfit!
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Old 06-02-2007, 02:23 PM
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Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako visit a Nagano Children's Hospital in Nagano central Japan Saturday June 2, 2007.

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Crown Princess Masako plants a tree during the 18th National Greenery Ceremony held in Azumino, Nagano prefecture (state), central Japan, Saturday, June 2, 2007

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Masako's hair is longer -- I think it suits her quite well.
I think she is better now, primarily because she has had the full support of her husband during this time -- it must mean a lot, given her environment.
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She definitely looks more relaxed now.
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