Japan’s Hisako, Princess Takamado has undergone surgery for acute appendicitis at a Tokyo hospital, the Imperial Household Agency said.
The 90-minute laparoscopic surgery took place on Thursday at the University of Tokyo Hospital after developing abdominal pain on Wednesday. She had been admitted to the hospital earlier on Thursday ahead of her procedure.
The 66-year-old is said to be recovering well; she will remain in the hospital for three to seven days.
Her official engagements that were scheduled are now postponed.
Hisako, Princess Takamado was the wife of Prince Norihito, who died in 2002. He was a first cousin to Emperor Emeritus Akihito.