Prime Minister Abe hosted a banquet for newly enthroned Emperor

On the evening of October 23, a banquet for newly enthroned Emperor, hosted by the Prime Minister and his wife was held in Tokyo in order to thank the foreign heads of state and other dignitaries for visiting Japan and to foster a greater understanding of Japan by presenting displays of traditional Japanese culture. The banquet was at Hotel New Otani in Tokyo. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, King Carl Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel and Queen Jetsun Pema, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, and Prince Charles were among the royals present at the banquet. (Queen Maxima wore a cape-jumpsuit by Jan Taminiau. Crown Princess Victoria wore a print floral midi dress by Ida Sjostedt. Crown Princess Mary wore cocktail midi wedding dress by Maria Fekih.)
Queen Maxima wore Jan Taminiau jumpsuit,  Princess Mary wore Maria Fekih wedding dress, Princess Victoria wore Ida Sjostedt dress
Queen Maxima wore Jan Taminiau jumpsuit,Princess Mary wore Maria Fekih wedding dress, Princess Victoria wore Ida Sjostedt dress
Queen Maxima wore Jan Taminiau dress, Princess Mary wore Maria Fekih wedding dress, Princess Victoria wore Ida Sjostedtdress
Queen Maxima wore Jan Taminiau dress, Princess Mary wore Maria Fekih wedding dress, Princess Victoria wore Ida Sjostedt dress
Queen Maxima wore Jan Taminiau dress, Princess Mary wore Maria Fekih wedding dress, Princess Victoria wore Ida Sjostedtdress
Queen Maxima wore Jan Taminiau dress, Princess Mary wore Maria Fekih wedding dress, Princess Victoria wore Ida Sjostedtdress
Queen Maxima wore Jan Taminiau dress, Princess Mary wore Maria Fekih wedding dress,Princess Victoria wore Ida Sjostedt dress
Queen Maxima wore Jan Taminiau jumpsuit, Princess Mary wore Maria Fekih wedding dress, Princess Victoria wore Ida Sjostedt dress
Crown Princess Mary wore Maria Fekih Esther cocktail midi wedding dress
Maria Fekih Esther Cocktail Midi Wedding Dress
Crown Princess Victoria wore Ida Sjostedt Sabrina Multi Dress
Ida Sjostedt Sabrina Multi Dress
On the morning of October 23, Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako hosted a tea party for foreign royals. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended tea party at the Akasaka Palace.
Crown Princess Mary wore VILSHENKO Jerry floral-print silk crepe de chine dress
Queen Maxima wore OSCAR DE LA RENTA Cotton and wool blend tweed dress and jacket
Crown Princess Victoria wore By Malina Ginger dress
Crown Princess Mary wore VILSHENKO Jerry floral-print silk crepe de chine dress
VILSHENKO Jerry floral-print silk crepe de chine dress
Queen Maxima wore OSCAR DE LA RENTA Cotton and wool blend tweed dress and jacket
OSCAR DE LA RENTA Cotton and wool blend tweed dress and jacket
Crown Princess Victoria wore By Malina Ginger dress
By Malina Ginger Dress

32 comments:

  1. Mary looks superb!! Just stellar. And Jetsun Pema's beautiful updos during these festivities are worthy of note -- she has a wonderful hairdresser. Victoria's makeup is gorgeous and her hair looks good; the busy print on her dress, unfortunately, draws attention from her lovely face here.

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  2. Ok, so from what I can see, Mary wins it again (maybe this is why Maxima looks grumpy…) Victoria's dress would have been ok if it was not for this horrible thing around her neck! The Bhutan couple is stunning, as usual.

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  3. My mistake! The pattern on Victoria's dress is embroidery, not a print. And thinking about it, imo if the embroidery were in a muted gold, the effect might be really beautiful without looking busy.

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    1. Maybe it's because King Willem wouldn't let her wear that cabbage on her head again.
      O.K., yes, I know, it's not a nice comment but I couldn't resist it.

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    2. Just can't help yourself!!!!!!

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    3. True. But I'll try to improve.
      p.s. I vote for CP Mary's choice of outfits and presentation.

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    4. Deadeggs - you make me laugh! Thank you for that!

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    5. And laugh we must. But seriously, it's not the type of event where one promotes the latest hybrid cabbage from the hot houses of Holland .... is it?

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  5. Autant les jours derniers, je me suis régalé de jolies tenues . Je ne dirai pas la même chose aujourd'hui ...

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  6. Again Mary the best dressed. What's up with Maxima?

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    1. Max does seem to be in a bit of funk, doesn't she? Both clothes and mood. Hope everything is okay and she's not feeling "it" right now.

      Europa

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  7. CP Mary looks superb yet again. Love her accessories and choice of jewellery. Queen Maxima, would have loved to see a full length pic of her outfit.

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  8. Wow! Crown Princess Mary has done it again. She looks absolutely stunning. She has this aurora about her that most of the royals cannot touch. She is in a class of her own... Her beauty, her confidence and intelligence is so obvious. Has anyone else besides me noticed the expression on his face. His jacket is in a mess and he looks like he has me one to many trips to the bar. Still he and Crown Princess Mary are my favorites!

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    1. Frederik is such a teddy bear -- he'll make an adorable king. Gotta love him :-D

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  9. The Queen of Bhutan looks beautiful and her national dress is exquisite!

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  10. Mary looks amazing. I wish there was a better shot of Jetsun Pema. Her traditional dress looks stunning. I like Maxima's hair styled that way- down but not off her face. I like the color of her jumpsuit?? I wish Victoria had lost the bow.

    E.B.B.

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  11. The women all look appropriate and lovely. Nice to see Empress M, wearing a different style skirt, though the jacket and shoes don't really go with the skirt, I'm just happy, that she is happy, after such a tiring few days! Love CP Victoria's dress, the material and the color. It suits her well! .... JT

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  12. PS: I meant to say CP Victoria's blue dress/shoes outfit, lovely shade of blue/gray.... JT ... I liked her gown the evening before, not quite sure why the scarf was added, but she looked lovely as usual.

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  13. I don't now where to start,everyone looks elegant . I do like CP Victoria's blue lace dress the best. Cp Mary white dress looks lovely.Q Maxima looks great in the suit.Q Jetsun Pema looks fantastic. What a great and strong color.I love to see the Empress Masako having a good time,nice suit too.

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    1. Empress Masako’s joyful laughter is a winner for me!

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    2. Royalty fan

      Southernbelle, that's for sure! I'm glad for her, that she's finally, the empress.

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  14. CP Mary's two dresses are terrific! But, it's too bad that the color of shoes she choose. It is completely not outstanding. She can have better choice!

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  15. Oh wow, new photos have been added - of the tea party. I wish they were put on a separate post as many people who had already commented could miss seeing them.
    I really quite like all the new outfits: Mary's dress is very beautiful, the colour and fabric of Victoria's is fantastic and Maxima looks smart and has the correct hair style for that suit. However, I really like Masako's look. It is so refreshing to see her in a skirt so different from her usual IHA style and really quite chic. The jacket could have been better, it is too heavy and a bit bulky compared to the skirt. However she looks very happy, conversational, and is laughing a lot. I'm very happy for her and wish the very best to both her and the Emperor as they embark on this new chapter of Japan's history.

    PS Wish we could have seen some photos of their daughter over the past 2 days. I'm sure it must have been a momentous time for her as well to see her parents ascend the throne, even though the throne may not be in her future, sadly.
    Anon 9:13

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  16. CPss Mary...loved all of her outfits and styling. She has great body and always looks so elegant and well dressed. My favorite of the European royal ladies.
    The Queen of Bhutan...what a stunning woman. Loved her hairstyles and also those national clothes look very beautiful and colorful.
    Maxima in a jumpsuit...what was she thinking? At least the color and cape looked good. Her sleek hairstyle was lovely.
    Victoria...when did she become so boring and predictible? And ALL of her outfits were repeats. Only her Escada dress was good to see again but everything else, tableclothes and illfitting.
    ET

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  17. La princesse Victoria était très élégante et coquette avant son mariage. Elle sera une excellente reine mais pas une reine élégante.

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  18. CP Victoria looked just gorgeus in this blue dress 👍👍👍
    Ada

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  19. As always CP Mary looks superb. I prefer the second dress she wore. Stunning, very feminine and pretty. She always has beautiful accessories and jewellery.

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  20. Victoria is the best dressed here in my opinion. The blue dress looks just fantastic, the colour is perfect.
    The other dress is also, very, very lovely, but please.. throw away this bow..

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  21. Didn't realise that there were more events and more stunning outfits Agree with Anon 10 09 that Mary is in a class of her own. Both dresses are fantastic. I also like Maxima's outfits--I didn't realise that the evening one was a jumpsuit so will continue to like it, especially the cape. I love her day dress and jacket--just gorgeous. Would happily wear this myself. I'm least keen on Victoria's outfit--the evening outfit is fine , though I don't like the scarf but the day dress is unnecessarily fussy and not a great colour for the Crown Princess.

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