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Crown Prince Akihito and Crown Princess Michiko at a lawn tennis court

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Crown Prince Akihito and Crown Princess Michiko at a lawn tennis court
Crown Prince Akihito and Crown Princess Michiko at a lawn tennis court
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In August 1957, she met then-Crown Prince Akihito on a tennis court at Karuizawa near Nagano. The Imperial Household Council (a body composed of the Prime Minister of Japan; the presiding officers of the two houses of the Diet of Japan; the Chief Justice of Japan; and two members of the Imperial Family) formally approved the engagement of the Crown Prince to Michiko Shōda on 27 November 1958. At that time, the media presented their encounter as a real "fairy tale", or the "romance of the tennis court". The engagement ceremony took place on 14 January 1959.

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SizeText 7.0" x 9.0"

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