Acceded to the Chrysanthemum Throne on 7 January 1989, on the death of his father, Hirohito. Our picture shows him during his 2012 visit, meeting the party girl.
Queen Victoria's youngest son, delivered at Buckingham Palace with the aid of chloroform. A haemophiliac he died aged 30. Married Helena and had two children: daughter Alice and son, Charles Edward...
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