Japan's Crown Prince and Crown Princess arrive in UK to attend King's coronation

Japan's Crown Prince and Crown Princess Akishino have arrived in the United Kingdom to attend the coronation of King Charles III.

A government plane carrying the couple touched down at Stansted Airport in a London suburb on Thursday.

They were greeted by Japan's ambassador to the UK, Hayashi Hajime, and other officials. Later, they got in a car and headed for a hotel in central London where they will stay.

This is their first official visit to the UK. They will attend a reception hosted by King Charles at Buckingham Palace on Friday and the coronation at Westminster Abbey on Saturday.