The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth of England, who died aged 96, took place on September 19 at West Mr. Abbey in London, attended by Their Majesties the Emperor and the Empress of Japan.
Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress were due to visit Japan as State Guests at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II in January 2020. The Queen’s State Funeral was the first visit to Japan. foreigner at the time of Reiwa, as a visit to the UK was not possible due to the corona wreckage.
The relationship between the British Royal Family and the Japanese Imperial Family runs deep, and you can see it in the earrings and necklace Princess Masako wore on the day of her state funeral.
Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II at Church House in London on September 19. Photo/Representative Photo/Reuters/Afro
What Princess Masako wore that day was a jet black “Jet”. Jet is called kokugyoku in Japanese. Jewelry made by polishing ancient tree fossils.
It was known as ‘morning jewellery’ or ‘mourning jewellery’ because Queen Victoria of England (Queen Elizabeth’s great-great-grandmother) wore jets to mourn long after the death of her beloved Prince Albert. .
It is said that the Japanese imperial family, like the British royal family, started wearing jets when they wore black ceremonial dress.
Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress travel to Westminster Abbey for their state funeral. Princess Masako wears a black dress and jacket with jet jewelry. Photo/REX/Afro
A look at Westminster Abbey. In the front row are King Abdullah II of Jordan and Queen Rania.Photo/Representative Photo/Reuters/Afro
Pearls and jets are the same organic material, but black formals supplemented with jets are classier, restrained but strong. Photo/Representative Photo/Reuters/Afro
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Jewels linked to the British royal family worn by Princess Masako and a precious photo of her memories with England
①、② Photo/Representative Photo/Reuters/Afro
④、⑤ Photo/Representative Photo/Reuters/Afro
⑥ Studied abroad at Balliol College, University of Oxford. Photo/Supplied by Imperial Household Agency
⑦、⑧After 1993, after the informal engagement. Photo by Naoki Kandatsu
⑨ February 1995, at the Palace of the Crown Prince. Photo: JMPA, Bungeishunju
⑩ On January 23, 1998, at the Crown Prince’s Palace in Minato Ward, Tokyo. Photo by Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images
⑪, ⑫ October 30, 2008, at the Crown Prince’s Temporary Imperial Palace.Photo: IAN JONES/POOL/GAMMA/Aflo
⑬ October 22, 2019 Photo / Abaca / Afro
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