All the tiaras, jewels, and sparkling things from the evening banquet will appear here. Check out the Open Post for the day looks, and the comments for early glimpses of the evening wear. These are the initial available photos. We’ll update the post later when more and better photos become available.
Some information on the series of banquets.
“Kyoen-no-gi” is a series of banquets celebrating the imperial enthronement. Today’s is the first of four marking the occasion. About 400 guests, including heads of state and government, were in attendance and offered their congratulations to Emperor Naruhito. pic.twitter.com/iPpyMM7Nv8
— NHK WORLD News (@NHKWORLD_News) October 22, 2019
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The Hosts and Royal Family
The newly enthroned Emperor and Empress.
A couple of better views of the Empress’ dress. The ruffle neck is a style she has worn before, most memorably at her 1993 nuptials.
Those necklaces on the Empress!
The Royal Guests
Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik, Mary simply throwing it down in Carolina Herrera and her new tiara.
King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema, who light up the night with fabric alone. Lovely gold headband on Jetsun, to accent the ensemble.
Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander, Maxima wearing Jan Taminiau, and the entire The Mellerio Ruby set. Best necklace ever.
Queen Letizia and King Felipe, Letizia in Carolina Herrera and La Buena!
No full length view on this one yet, but we do get a nice shot of Crown Princess Victoria wearing Lilian’s tiara, and King Carl Gustaf. (That sentence reads odd, right? She’s not wearing the King, he’s with her!) The gown is a repeated Elie Saab.
Finally! Queen Mathilde and her handsome escort, King Philippe. What tiara is this? (ETA: Our OzinLA says she would lay money on it being the bandeau from the Nine Provinces).
I can’t forget the gentlemen. Grand Duke Henri, Prince Charles, and Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.
The final event where we are likely to see foreign royals takes place tomorrow. Tea party time.