The Prince of Wales Visits Japan

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THE PRINCE OF WALES VISITS JAPAN

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The Prince of Wales attends the Enthronement Ceremony at the Imperial Palace

His Royal Highness will be accompanied to the Enthronement Ceremony by Mr. Jun Miura, the Minister-Counsellor at the Japanese Embassy in London. The ceremony will last for approximately 30 minutes. There will be announcements and guidance in English throughout.

The “Sokuirei Seiden no Gi” (enthronement hall ceremony) marks the formal enthronement of HM Emperor Naruhito, with invited dignitaries from Japan, diplomatic missions and overseas. It will be only the second enthronement to take place since the separation of religion and the state, set out in Japan’s post-war constitution. It will also be only the second to take place in Tokyo, as the ancient rite was traditionally held in Kyoto.

HM Emperor Naruhito ascended the Japanese throne on 1 May 2019, following the abdication of his father, Emperor Emeritus Akihito. He is Japan’s 126th monarch, and his accession marked the start of the Reiwa era.

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To be announced.

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The Prince of Wales will attend the Court Banquet at the Imperial Palace

At the Imperial Palace, His Royal Highness will meet TM The Emperor and Empress. His Royal Highness will then join the banquet.

The Court Banquet marks the Emperor’s first official engagement following the enthronement, with invited dignitaries from Japan and overseas. The evening will feature dance and musical performances, before all guests enter the State Banquet Hall. Japanese Imperial Court music will be played throughout.

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