His Majesty attends Japan Emperor’s Court Banquet

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam attended a Court Banquet in conjunction with the Enthronement Ceremony of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan Emperor Naruhito at the Imperial Palace, Tokyo yesterday night.

Accompanying His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam was His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen.

Upon arrival, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam consented to proceed to the Seiden-Take-No-Ma where His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam was greeted by His Majesty Emperor Naruhito and Her Majesty Empress Masako. His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and other guests congratulated His Majesty Emperor Naruhito and Her Majesty Empress Masako on the Enthronement Ceremony held yesterday morning.

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam then proceeded to join other distinguished guests to the Houmei-Den Hall where the Court Banquet was held. During the banquet, guests were entertained with Japanese Imperial Court music.

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam is scheduled to attend a Tea Ceremony hosted by His Majesty Emperor Naruhito and Her Majesty Empress Masako at the Akasaka Imperial Residence, Tokyo tomorrow.

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, His Majesty the Emperor of Japan Emperor Naruhito, Her Majesty Empress Masako and Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf during the Court Banquet. PHOTOS: AFP
His Majesty Emperor Naruhito and Her Majesty Empress Masako welcome Britain’s Prince Charles to the Court Banquet at the Imperial Palace.
ABOVE & BELOW: King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Queen Maxima; King Philippe of Belgium and Queen Mathilde of Belgium; and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar arrive at the Imperial Palace for the Court Banquet