Aiko, the eldest daughter of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress, who turned 20 this month, will be attending adult events such as the awarding of medals on the 5th.

Aiko, who celebrated her 20th birthday on the 1st of this month and became an adult royal family, will be attending major adult events on the 5th of Sunday, which does not interfere with her studies.

In the morning, Aiko worships at the Three Palace Sanctuaries, which is dedicated to the ancestors of the imperial family, and is awarded a medal called the Order of the Precious Crown by Her Majesty the Emperor at the palace.

Then, in the afternoon, at the palace, they will be greeted by their Majesties in long dresses wearing hair ornaments and medals called tiaras, and then the Emperor and his wife will also be greeted.

Next, we will be able to receive congratulations from the heads of the three powers, including the imperial family, including Mr. Akishinomiya, and Prime Minister Kishida.

It is the first time in seven years since the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Akishino, Yoshiko, that an adult event will be held in the imperial family, and Aiko will also be involved in public affairs as an adult royal family.

Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress

According to the aides of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress, they are grateful to the many people who have warmly watched over and supported Aiko's growth as she grew up.

And it seems that Aiko sincerely hopes that she will take steps step by step in good health as an adult royal family, and it is hoped that she will be able to attend the adult event on the 5th.

Skating leader "I think I can talk about adults this time"

Hatsue Nagakubo (86), a former representative of Japan for speed skating, has been teaching skating since Aiko was 5 years old.

In 1960, when I participated in the Olympic Games, I met the Crown Princess, who was the Crown Princess at the time, and after that, I was asked by Her Majesty the Emperor, who was an elementary school student, to teach me how to skate.

Since then, I have been teaching for two generations of parents and children of His Majesty the Emperor and Aiko.

Mr. Nagakubo said, "I was impressed that Aiko was steadily doing what she was told, like Her Majesty the Emperor, and she was also athletic. It seems to be fun, and I think I was doing my best when I relayed at the end of the practice. "

After congratulating him, he said, "I haven't been able to practice since I entered university, but I think I can talk about adults this time, so I'd love to see you again." ..