Princess Kako of Akishino, a niece of Emperor Naruhito and the second daughter of Crown Prince Fumihito, is continuing her visit to Austria and Hungary. Earlier in Austria, she paid a courtesy call on Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen and attended a commemorative reception.
Princess Kako attended a dinner in Budapest to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Japan and Hungary. In a speech, Princess Kako said that she hopes that the friendship between the two countries will continue to be cherished.
She also visited a national horse farm in Babolna, in western Hungary, where she learned about the history of the farm. She was accompanied by the agriculture minister for a carriage ride.
Princess Kako is the younger daughter of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Japan. She just graduated from the International Christian University in Tokyo where she majored in psychology. She also studied at Leeds University in Britain for nine months from September 2017. As a woman, she is not in the line of succession. Her younger brother Hisahito is second in the line of succession after their father. They also have an older sister named Mako. Her uncle, Naruhito became Emperor after the abdication of her grandfather, Emperor Akihito earlier this year.