Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan hosted a dinner at the Imperial Palace on June 12, 2012, in honor of Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium.
The royal couple are visiting Japan to strengthen economic and bilateral ties between Belgium and Japan.
On June 12, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses the Earl and Countess of Wessex continued their visit to Gibraltar as part of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
On the agenda today, the royal couple visited the Seafarers Centre, the Port Authority and Vessel Traffic Control, and the Stay Behind Cave. They also toured the Gibraltar Museum, met with members of “… Her Majesty’s Armed Forces at the Tower at the Navy Base…”, opened a playground at the Morrish Castle Estate, attended a birthday parade at Casemates Square in honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and much more.
Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan were at Akasaka Imperial Compound in Tokyo on June 12, 2012, to attend the wake for the late Prince Tomohito of Japan.
Prince Tomohito of Japan, cousin of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito, died last week at the age of 66. The late prince was outspoken regarding the issue of women ascending the Chrysanthemum throne. Basically, he was against it.
Any way, to learn more about the life of the late prince as well as to view photos of the Imperial Crown Princely couple please click here andhere.
And, finally, here is an article from Reuters regarding the ongoing drama in the principality of Liechtenstein and His Serene Highness Prince Hans-Adam von und zu Liechtenstein.