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Prince of Wales and other royals undertake engagements while in Japan for Emperor’s enthronement


While many of the royals from across the globe travelled to Japan for the Enthronement Ceremony and other events regarding Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement, they also undertook engagements while in Japan.

The Prince of Wales took time to tour the Nez Museum’s Japanese Garden yesterday. It exhibits “Japanese and East Asian art that businessman and politician Nezu Kaichirō built during his career,” according to Clarence House and houses close to 7,400 works of art.

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Today, Prince Charles visited the semi-final training venue for the rugby team of Wales before also visiting the HMS Enterprise at Harumi Pier.

King Felipe of Spain, King Philippe of Belgium, Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan, and King Jigme Khesar Namgyel and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan all met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as well.

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The King Bhutan also granted an audience to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counsellor of Myanmar ahead of the banquet in the evening.

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden visited the staff at the Swedish embassy in Tokyo on Monday before taking a cultural-historical walk around the Imperial Palace. She joined her father, King Carl XVI Gustaf that evening at Swedish Ambassador Pereric Högberg’s residence.

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway met both Japanese and Norwegian business leaders on 21 October at a reception in Tokyo. Japan is Norway’s third-largest trading partner in Asia with Norway exporting a good amount of seafood to the Asian country. Norway also builds several of its ships in Japanese shipyards.

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will continue today and tomorrow to undertake events surrounding the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.