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.