After spending several days in the Netherlands to attend the investiture of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan have finally returned home to Tokyo this morning.
Upon their arrival at the Haneda Airport the imperial couple were warmly greeted by the President of the House of Councilors, Mr. Kenji Hirata, as well as other government officials. Soon, the crown prince and crown princess arrived at Togu Palace where they were greeted by their lovely daughter, Princess Aiko of Japan.
The Imperial Household Agency issued a statement from Crown Princess Masako regarding her visit to the Netherlands, “…we are very pleased that we were able to visit the Netherlands together to attend the coronation. I have received from the people a warm welcome and understanding so far… I would like to sincerely thank them and also to the public.”