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Princess Masako: A visit to her father warmed her heart

Princess Masako and Prince Naruhito before departure from Holland.
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The trip has obviously done Masako good

She was something of a surprise guest at the Coronation: on the side of Crown Prince Naruhito (53) came Princess Masako (49) to Amsterdam. Your first trip abroad after seven years! At that time it was also going to Holland.

And that is also due to her father Hisashi Owada (80). He has been a judge at the International Court of Justice in The Hague since 2003. And of course Masako took the chance to see him again. A visit that seemed to warm her heart.

Seldom has Princess Masako been so happy and relaxed. She is said to be suffering from severe depression for a long time, because the strict court protocol in the Japanese imperial house is causing her so much trouble.

But the beloved father now conjured a smile on her pale face again. A smile like a bright glow from the darkness of a sad soul ...