The Japanese Imperial Family presided over the Ceremony of New Year’s Celebration at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on January 1st. This was the third New Year’s Reception of Emperor Naruhito’s Reign, but due to the ongoing pandemic, the Ceremonies were reduced from six to five, and only one-tenth, 262, people were received. The Imperial ladies refrained from wearing Tiaras due to the ‘severe situation of many people’. Continue reading
Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II
Foreign Royal Guests and Relatives and Heads of State and Representatives of 121 Countries joined the British Royal Family for the Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19th, followed by a Procession to Marble Arch and a Committal Service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. The late Queen, who passed away at Balmoral Castle earlier this month, had been Lying-in-State first at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh and then at Westminster Hall in London for the past week.
Heads of State Reception at Buckingham Palace
Ahead of the Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey tomorrow, the British Royal Family hosted a Reception for visiting Heads of State and Representatives at Buckingham Palace, which is stated to be one of the largest gatherings of Heads of State in History. The late Queen, who passed away at Balmoral Castle earlier this month, has been Lying-in-State first at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh and then at Westminster Hall in London for the past week, with the Funeral at Westminster Abbey tomorrow to be followed by a Procession to Marble Arch and a Committal Service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Continue reading
Japanese New Year’s Reception 2022
Japanese New Year’s Reception 2021
Rikkoshi no Reimei
Empress Michiko’s Chrysanthemum Earrings
Happy Birthday to Empress Emerita Michiko of Japan, who turns 86 today! The first commoner to marry into the Japanese Imperial Family, the elegant Empress has worn a variety of jewels over the past 60 years, including today’s piece, her Diamond Chrysanthemum Earrings- Continue reading
VJ Day 75th Anniversary
The British and Japanese Royal Families presided over the VJ (Victory in Japan) Day 75th Anniversary Commemorations on August 15th, marking the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second Word War. Royals Families from around Europe presided over the VE Day 75th Anniversary in May.