Japanese New Year’s Reception 2019

Emperor Akihito (wearing the Sash, Star and Collar of the Order of the Chrysanthemum) and Empress Michiko of Japan were accompanied by Crown Prince Naruhito (in the Order of the Chrysanthemum), Crown Princess Masako (wearing the Pearl Sunburst Tiara and the Order of the Precious Crown), Prince Akishino (in the Order of the Chrysanthemum) and Princess Kiko (wearing her Wedding Tiara and the Order of the Precious Crown), Princess Mako (in her 20th-Birthday Tiara and the Order of the Precious Crown), Princess Kako (wearing her Diamond Tiara and the Order of the Precious Crown), and extended members of the Imperial Family (in their Personal Tiaras and the Order of the Precious Crown) at the annual Ceremony of New Year’s Celebration at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on January 1st. This was the last New Year’s Reception of the Reign of Emperor Akihito, ahead of his Abdication in April, and the first time the Crown Princess attended the public Audience in over 15 years. Continue reading

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Royal Tiaras 2018

It’s that time of year again! For the next few days leading up to the New Year, we will have a series of ‘Year in Review’ articles, compiling and featuring the Royal highlights of 2018. It’s my birthday today, and since all birthdays should have Tiaras, today’s feature is a roundup of the Royal Tiaras of 2018!   Continue reading