Belgian State Visit to Japan, 1996

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The Belgian Monarchs and Crown Prince are welcomed by the Japanese Sovereigns for a State Banquet at the Imperial Place in Tokyo on this day in 1996. From L-R: King Albert II of Belgium (wearing the Collar and Sash of the Order of the Chrysanthemum), Queen Paola (wearing the Nine Provinces Tiara with the Sash and Star of the Order of the Precious Crown), Then Crown Prince Philippe (wearing the Sash of the Order of the Chrysanthemum), Empress Michiko of Japan (wearing the Meiji Scroll Tiara with the Sash and Star of the Order of Leopold) and Emperor Akihito (wearing the Sash and Star of the Order of Leopold).

King Philippe attended a State Banquet at the Imperial Palace last year, in honour of his own State Visit to Japan.

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