Lady Nadine Bonsor, who met Emperor Naruhito when he was a prince studying at Oxford University, remembers the young man as being “immensely courteous” (“U.K. host recalls prince’s 1984 visit” in the May 3 edition).

Reading his memoir, “The Thames and I: A Memoir of Two Years at Oxford,” leaves one with another impression. I’d say he’s thoughtful, disciplined, democratic and astute.

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