Tokyo, May 31 (IANS) The eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito of Japan, Princess Mako, left for Bhutan on Wednesday on a nine-day visit.
The 25-year-old princess, the eldest daughter of Prince Akishino, second son of the Emperor and second in line to the throne, is expected to arrive in Bhutan on Thursday after a brief stop in Singapore, reports Efe.
This is her third official overseas trip and comes just two weeks after the announcement of her engagement to a college friend, 25-year-old legal assistant Kei Komuro.
Mako will receive a welcome ceremony in capital Thimphu and will later meet Japanese volunteers in the country.
She is also expected to visit a flower exhibition in Thimpu and travel to the iconic Buddhist temple Taktshang in Paro valley.