Jul 4, 2014

Traditional ceremony held for Princess Noriko's engagement

Princess Noriko, a daughter of Emperor Akihito’s late cousin Prince Takamado, became engaged Friday at a traditional ceremony to a senior priest of Izumo-taisha, one of Japan’s most important shrines. The “Nosai no Gai” ceremony involves an exchange of gifts. More ceremonies will follow ...

Jun 6, 2014

Princess Noriko sets wedding date

Princess Noriko, second daughter of the late Prince Takamado and Princess Hisako, will be married in a Shinto wedding ceremony on Oct. 5 with Kunimaro Senge, eldest son of the chief priest of the Izumo Taisha Shrine in Shimane Prefecture, sources said Thursday. The ...

May 28, 2014

Wedding to commoner highlights royal dilemma

The announcement Tuesday that Princess Noriko is engaged to marry a commoner was greeted warmly around the nation, but it has also fueled concern that the Imperial family is losing another member and will have fewer royals to carry out public duties. “Since my ...

Pregnant Kate gets 'Baby on Board' pin for London Tube

Mar 22, 2013

Pregnant Kate gets 'Baby on Board' pin for London Tube

Prince William’s pregnant wife, Catherine, was given a badge to help expectant mothers get a seat on the London Underground when she accompanied Queen Elizabeth II on a visit Wednesday to mark the train network’s 150th anniversary. The queen, who was fulfilling her first ...