HSH Prince Albert was among several heads of state attending a tea party on Wednesday, October 23, given by newly-inaugurated Japanese Emperor Naruhito.
Guests at the Akasaka Imperial residence included Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf, Grand Duke of Luxembourg Henri, Malaysian King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, Brunei’s King Hassanal Bolkiah, and the UK’s Prince Charles, as well as their spouses. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and Danish Crown Prince Frederick and his wife, Mary, were also present.
Other members of the Japanese imperial family also joined the party, including Naruhito’s father, Akihito, who abdicated, and his wife, former Empress Michiko, palace officials said.
A parade originally planned for Tuesday afternoon had to be postponed until next month due to the deadly typhoon that hit central and northern Japan.