The Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Japan traveled to Vietnam at the end of last week, and there were gorgeous imperial pearls galore on display.
Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko of Japan arrived in Vietnam on Thursday for a special visit to mark the anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between the two nations. One of their first stops was the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi.
At the presidential palace, they were greeted by Vietnamese Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan.
The Vice President joined the Crown Prince and Crown Princess as they fed fish swimming in a pond at the presidential palace.
For the first engagements of the visit, Crown Princess Kiko wore a light-colored dress with a subtle floral pattern, plus a matching hat and coordinating accessories. She wore small pearl clip earrings, a slender strand of pearls, and a modern ribbon brooch in gold and silver.
The crown princely couple also made a visit to Van Mieu, a temple dedicated to the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius.
Crown Princess Kiko changed into a gorgeous ivory textured skirt suit, with pearl button earrings and a single strand of pearls.
On Thursday evening, the royals attended a celebration at the International Conference Center in Hanoi. Kiko wore a traditional kimono for the occasion.
Friday’s engagements included a stop at the Japanese School of Hanoi, where the crown princely couple visited a classroom.
Crown Princess Kiko wore a skirt suit in a vibrant shade of turquoise with pearl button earrings and a single strand of pearls.
On Friday evening, the royals headed to the Hanoi Opera House to attend the premiere of Princess Anio, The new opera, performed in both Vietnamese and Japanese, was commissioned to celebrate the diplomatic anniversary. It tells the story of a seventeenth-century Vietnamese princess who falls in love with a Japanese merchant.
Crown Princess Kiko wore a red and white printed dress for the opera performance, accessorized with pearl drop earrings and a single-stranded pearl necklace.