On September 6, Prince Hisahito – grandson of Emperor Naruhito, the second heir to the Japanese throne, celebrated his 15th birthday. Traditionally, the Royal Land of the Rising Sun has released a new set of photos of Prince.
At the age of 15, Hisahito was no longer the “little prince” he used to be, but he looked more mature and mature.
The latest pictures of Japan’s Little Prince
Prince appeared simply next to his father – Crown Prince Fumihito
The youngest son of Crown Prince Fumihito is currently in his final year at Ochanomizu Middle School – the aristocratic school that all members of the royal family attend. Next year, the prince is expected to attend a different school, which is not part of the Ochanomizu system like his sisters because the high school system of the school is only for girls.
Under current Japanese imperial regulations, the throne can only be passed on to sons. Therefore, Hisahito is considered the “last hope” of the royal family and will have to shoulder a heavy responsibility when growing up. He is currently the sole heir of the younger generation of the royal family as Emperor Naruhito has only one daughter, Princess Aiko.
Hisahito was born in 2006, is the person who ended the crisis of succession to the throne in Japan
Because he will become the future Emperor, Hisahito has received the attention of the public from a young age and participated in many public activities and events with his parents. He always received the love of the people because of his cute and polite image.
Hisahito beside his parents
In March of this year, Hisahito also gained attention when he just won an award in a literary competition organized by Kitakyushu Prefecture. Besides studying at school, the Prince also sometimes joins his parents in events, performing royal duties even though he is not yet an adult.
The little prince’s growth journey is always closely watched by the public
Under current regulations, Hisahito’s older sisters Princess Mako and Kako as well as cousin Aiko will all have to give up their titles, leaving the royal family after marriage. In the future, it is likely that Prince Hisahito will become the only remaining young member of the royal family. To solve this crisis, in March, Japan set up a special advisory board to come up with solutions to help ensure a stable succession to the throne, in the context of the declining number of members of the Japanese Imperial Family.
Source: Kyodo News