Japanese Heir Visits Spain

Price Naruhito, the heir to the Japanese Imperial Throne, met with Prince Felipe of Asturias today at El Pardo Palace in Madrid for a visit to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Hispano-Japanese relations.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos
© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

Members of the Spanish Royal Family and members of the Japanese Imperial Family have traveled to each other’s country over the years.

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia went on a state visit to Japan in 2008, for example. And Prince Naruhito went to Barcelona for the Olympics and to Madrid for Prince Felipe’s wedding to Princess Letizia in 2004.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos
© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

Over the weekend Prince Felipe was in Paris to watch Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal win the French Open.

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Update

Members of the Royal Family also hosted a lunch for Prince Naruhito and a dinner at the Royal Palace. They also attended a gala at the Royal Theater.

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