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Old 10-22-2019, 08:57 AM
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More curtsies from Victoria when she and her father met Felipe and Letizia again.
https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/1186611861413863424

Just nu! Första bilderna från galamiddagen i Tokyo _ Svensk Dam

Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah sits beside emperor Naruhito, and king Carl Gustaf beside Empress Masako. Victoria sits beside her father.
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Old 10-22-2019, 09:02 AM
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Could they be at their hotel?

Perhaps they're staying at the same hotel and that's why they are always running into each other

EDIT: The man King Felipe introduces to the King and the Crown Princess is the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, who is travelling with them to Japan and South Korea.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia at the dinner:

http://www.casareal.es/sitios/Listas...0191022_01.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EHezqnBW...name=4096x4096
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Old 10-22-2019, 10:41 AM
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Is it just me? I find it strange that the table clothes aren’t full length to the ground and the absence of elaborate table designs/flowers. Seems skimpy? JMHO
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Old 10-22-2019, 10:45 AM
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More curtsies from Victoria when she and her father met Felipe and Letizia again.
https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/1186611861413863424

Just nu! Första bilderna från galamiddagen i Tokyo _ Svensk Dam

Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah sits beside emperor Naruhito, and king Carl Gustaf beside Empress Masako. Victoria sits beside her father.
https://beta.tt.se/media/image/sdlGw...arkPreview.jpg
https://beta.tt.se/media/image/sdlZH...arkPreview.jpg



Is King Carl Gustaf seated next to the imperial couple because he is the longest reigning monarch in attendance or is it just a coincidence ?


I agree that the table cloth and decoration are disappointing for a gala dinner, but I assume Japan wanted to keep it low key with the recent typhoon and a different social attitude in general vis-a-vis the Imperial Family. All monarchies are cutting on pomp and ceremony to a certain extent.
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Old 10-22-2019, 10:45 AM
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I have not seen any pictures of Prince Hisahito attending his uncle’s enthronement. Was he there?
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Old 10-22-2019, 10:48 AM
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I have not seen any pictures of Prince Hisahito attending his uncle’s enthronement. Was he there?
Both he and Princess Aiko are too young to have been included.

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Is King Carl Gustaf seated next to the imperial couple because he is the longest reigning monarch in attendance or is it just a coincidence ?


I agree that the table cloth and decoration are disappointing for a gala dinner, but I assume Japan wanted to keep it low key with the recent typhon and a different social attitude in general vis-a-vis the Imperial Family. All monarchies are cutting on pomp and ceremony to a certain extent.
Also, the aesthetic is quite different in Japan. Swathes of fabric and tables overloaded with silver, crystal and china are not as common as a more refined and streamlined look.
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Old 10-22-2019, 11:13 AM
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Pity. They could have sat with their grandparents to watch especially as one day it will be him (or maybe her!) sitting on the throne.

I enjoyed the lack of commentary - nothing worse than someone prattling on spouting nonsense just to say something. Although it would have been nice to have the occasional subtitle saying what was going to happen. But the silence made the whole ceremony quite fascinating and meditative.
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Old 10-22-2019, 11:21 AM
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I guess Liechtenstein is represented by Prince Alois.

Look behind Prince Charles. The man is really looking like Alois.

http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/E...S6SoDNBb3l.jpg
yes, that's Prince Alois of Liechtenstein.
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Old 10-22-2019, 11:22 AM
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What a fascinating, beautiful and timeless ceremony.

If it wasn't for the foreign guests and the gentlemen wearing suits (and having white teeth) this might just as well be an enthronement coverage from the 1700's.

I love traditions done with style!
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Old 10-22-2019, 01:29 PM
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Is King Carl Gustaf seated next to the imperial couple because he is the longest reigning monarch in attendance or is it just a coincidence ?
I agree that the table cloth and decoration are disappointing for a gala dinner, but I assume Japan wanted to keep it low key with the recent typhoon and a different social attitude in general vis-a-vis the Imperial Family. All monarchies are cutting on pomp and ceremony to a certain extent.

Seating is never a "coincidence" at state occasions like these.It is the result of long and careful planning considering high diplomacy. And yes, the King of Sweden sits right beside the Empress because he is 2nd longest reigning monarch present at the banquet (1st longest reigning monarch is the Sultan of Brunei, sitting next to the Emperor).


Sorry, is the King of Swaziland (or Lesotho?) sitting next to CPss Victoria and his wife wearing a daytime suit?!
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Old 10-22-2019, 01:39 PM
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Wonderful celebrations
I enjoyed all the pictures and videos for both morning and evening events
Is there photos of Moulay Rachid and Prince hussein from the cermony..i couldn't find any
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Old 10-22-2019, 01:56 PM
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This video from the Spanish RH just came up on my Twitter feed and I think it is very cute! It shows the arrival of several foreign royals:
https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/...974786560?s=20
To be a royal fly on the wall for Letizia and Victoria's conversation
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Old 10-22-2019, 02:16 PM
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Sorry, is the King of Swaziland (or Lesotho?) sitting next to CPss Victoria and his wife wearing a daytime suit?!
Yes. The King of Swaziland is a known bounder and has no respect for etiquette or protocol.
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Old 10-22-2019, 02:24 PM
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Those reading the thread for the first time might be interested in these helpful details and articles posted earlier by Prisma.

Basic descriptions of the ceremonies
Japan’s Year of Imperial Succession Continues with Autumn Enthronement and Thanksgiving Ceremonies | Nippon.com
Pomp and Pageantry: Emperor Naruhito's Enthronement Ceremony | Nippon.com
Ceremonies and Rites related to the Accession to the Throne (Schedule)

Details of the program
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ml#post2253452
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ml#post2254234

Video demonstrations of the jūnihitoe (traditional dress worn by the imperial women at the enthronement)
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ml#post2258208

Livestream links (note that I have not looked to see whether they have video available after the event)
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ml#post2262532
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ml#post2262652
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Old 10-22-2019, 03:46 PM
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I really like these japanese ceremonies! The abdiction was cool and the enthronement as well! In Japan everything is well timed, full of dignity and only as long as necessary.

In other cultures the crowning of the new monarch would take a whole day - at least. And in Japan an hour. But it was everything in there!

And the architecture! Marvellous! The dresses of the Empress and the other girls looked terrific too.

Question: Was the golden bird over the throne pavillion a Phoenix?
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Old 10-22-2019, 04:31 PM
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fantastic pictures!

victoria looked stunning in that purple gown. i like maxima repeating that grey gown but the hat needs to go - it is too much. i liked mary's caped gown too. letizia's dress would have been fine for another event (minus that ugly belt) but i think this event called for something a bit more muted (clearly victoria, maxima and mary got the memo on that as they all picked solid gowns in solid colours).

not sure i appreciated how letizia in a video was talking to 2 gentlemen and then totally turned her back on them to greet carl gustav and victoria. thank goodness felipe brought them back in to introduce them. didn't seem very respectful on leti's part.

love the joy of victoria and maxima of seeing each other in this pic:
https://0.t.cdn.belga.be/belgaimage:...f12&m=egibmpom

funny comment by WA ironically telling the other royals 'what a nice get together, nice and informal!' as they all greeted each other in their gala gowns, hats and sashes :)
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Old 10-22-2019, 04:38 PM
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Such an impressive get together! I think Victoria stole the show in that beautiful gown and hat!

Just wondering what the royals were looking out on? It looks from the video I watched like the courtyard and not the enthronement room itself but they had screens to watch it on. Is that correct?
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I had hoped Prince Albert II would be accompanied by his glamorous older sister The Princess of Hanover and we'd get to see one of the Grimaldi tiaras.
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Old 10-22-2019, 06:27 PM
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Nice to see everyone there; especially the Bhutanese royals as I didn't know if they would be attending or not. It certainly was a feast for fashion and jewel watcher's eyes today!
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