Today, on Sunday, Japanese Princess Aiko, the only daughter of Emperor Naruhito, celebrated her coming of age at the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo after turning 20 last Wednesday.
During this ceremony, the Princess greeted the representatives of the newspapers with a bow and smiled at them while she was wearing a crown and a long white dress. The princess is not entitled to the Chrysanthemum Throne, which is restricted to males under Japanese law, according to Reuters.
In a statement issued by the Imperial court on the occasion of her birthday, the Princess revealed that she “wants to become an adult capable of serving others.”
“I am really grateful to everyone who has accompanied me in my journey to this day,” she added.
“It is sad to see many people die because of Coronavirus all over the world,” she indicated expressing her hope that “life will be full of activity” for everyone as soon as possible.
Contributed by Israa Farhan