22 August 2019

Japanese Pearls in Bhutan

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The Japanese crown princely couple and their son, Prince Hisahito, embarked on a lengthy diplomatic visit to Bhutan this week, and Crown Princess Kiko has so far delighted us with three lovely pearl looks.




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The family departed from Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Friday. Prince Hisahito, who will one day likely become Emperor of Japan, has gotten so tall! He turns thirteen in September.


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Kiko wore classic pearls for the departure, including a single-stranded pearl necklace and pearl earrings.


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The family's tour of Bhutan began on Saturday in Paro, where they visited the National Museum of Bhutan.


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Kiko wore another set of simple, classic pearls, for their scheduled engagements on Saturday. Click here for another photo of the jewels, taken during the family's visit with members of the Japan International Cooperation Agency in Paro.


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On Monday, the family headed for one of the most recognizable venues in Bhutan: the national archery stadium in Thimphu.


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The family was able to view a demonstration of the country's national sport at the stadium...


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...and Prince Hisahito even got to try his hand at a little archery action, too.


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Kiko wore a long, traditional Bhutanese-style skirt for the visit. (Remember when the Duchess of Cambridge sported a similar one a few years ago?)


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She wore pearl earrings and a lovely pearl station necklace with her ensemble. She also wore the same attire and jewels on Monday for a visit to the National Textile Museum, where they were accompanied by Queen Mother Sangay Choden and Princess Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck.


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On Monday, the family also called on King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema at the Tashichhodzong.


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Both Kiko and Hisahito wore traditional Japanese attire for their audience with the Bhutanese royal couple.