Japan's Emperor and Empress arrive in London for Queen Elizabeth's funeral

Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako have arrived in London to attend the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II. The service will be held on Monday.

A government plane carrying the couple landed at Stansted Airport on Saturday. They then headed to a hotel in central London.

Emperor Naruhito's aides say he has fond memories of the times he spent with Queen Elizabeth when he was a student at Oxford University in the early 1980s.

The Queen invited him to join her and other members of the British royal family for a picnic. The aides say Emperor Naruhito was deeply grateful to the Queen for her warm and friendly hospitality.