Summary of article in Billed Bladet #42, 2017.
Written by our Japan correspondent, the Ulrik Ulriksen.
The whole visit ended with a gala dinner at Hotel Gajoen in Tokyo, where the whole Danish delegation, including businessmen with their invited guests were present. As well as a number of Japanese dignitaries and official representatives.
The mood seems to have been very merry. Frederik gave a very cheerful and heartfelt speech and the Japanese Foreign Minister, looked forward to seeing M&F again in Japan for the Olympics in 2020 and the 200th anniversary for Danish-Japanese relations in 2067. - To which Frederik cheekily pointed out that he'll be 99.
To everyone's delight and indeed surprise CP Masako also attended this last event, and seemed in fine form.
Mary at this last gala wore an outfit from Etro, a clutch from Prada, shoes from Gianvito Rossi and earrings and necklace from Georg Jensen.
M&F were busy to the very end. Attending a reception at the Danish embassy. Visiting a Japanese school. Visiting the National Archive. Having dinner with Naruhito and Masako.
Having lunch with the Imperial Couple.
Dancing on tiles at the hotel - it's amazing what you can make royals do...
At the visit to the National Archive Mary wore a kimono-inspired dress by Stine Goya. (See scan D)
Frederik told the audience that he and Mary will indeed be back for the Olympics in 2020.
But see for yourselves here: BB #42, 2017
And here are a couple of back issues for those interested:
BB #37, 2017
BB #39, 2017