Japan's Emperor and Empress bid farewell to UK King, Queen

Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako bid farewell to Britain's King Charles and Queen Camilla at Buckingham Palace on Thursday to mark the end of the official portion of their visit to the UK.

The Emperor and Empress were officially invited to Britain by the King.

After concluding their schedule as state guests, the Imperial couple visited Young V&A, a museum for children in east London. They talked with students from a local Japanese school.

The Imperial couple then watched as another group of children tried their hand at origami.

The Emperor also visited St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. He laid a wreath on the tomb of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, who passed away in 2022 and 2021, respectively.

Emperor Naruhito said, "I visited the tomb to express my deep gratitude for everything they did for me."

On Friday, the Emperor and Empress are scheduled to visit the University of Oxford, where they both studied in their youth.