Members of the Imperial Family of Japan Attend the Funeral for the Late His Imperial Highness Prince Katsura. (VIDEOS)

On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan along with Their Imperial Highnesses Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko of Japan, Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Japan, and Their Imperial Highnesses Prince Takahito and Princess Yuriko of Mikasa attended the Renso no Gi funeral service helf at the Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery in Tokyo for the late His Imperial Highness Prince Katsura. The late prince passed away on June 8, 2014, of heart failure at the age of 66.

According to the newspaper, Japan Times, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan, “…in line with custom did not attend the funeral but sent messengers including the grand steward of the Imperial Household Agency.”