His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen granted an audience to Her Imperial Highness (HIH) Princess Mako of Japan, at the Tashichhodzong on Friday. This was followed by a private lunchoeon hosted by His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen at Lingkana Palace.Princess Mako, is the granddaughter of The Emperor of Japan.
Earlier Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Akishino of Japan arrived in Thimphu on 1st June.
Princess Mako was received at the Paro airport by Her Royal Highness Princess Euphelma Choden Wangchuck. After lunch, Princess Mako visited the Folk Heritage Museum in Kawajangsa.
In the afternoon Princess Mako graced the opening of the Japan week festival at the clock tower in Thimphu and attended a reception by Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan.
On 3rd June, Princess Mako will witness an archery match at Changlimithang stadium and BIGSA will host other traditional games. This will be followed by an audience and luncheon with His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, at Dechencholing Palace.
Princess Mako will visit RTA and towards the evening meet with officials and staff of Japan Cooperative Volunteers (JOCV), senior volunteers and Japan International Cooperative Agency (JICA) at the Banquet Hall.
Princess Mako will also grant audience to the Japanese Residents in Bhutan and attend a banquet, hosted by the Prime Minister.
On 4th June, coinciding with Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen’s birthday, Princess Mako will grace the inauguration of the 3rd Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, which is dedicated to the Late Third Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck at Memorial Chorten and light butter lamps.
Princess Mako will then visit Zorig Chusum Institute. On 5th June, Princess Mako will visit Farm Machinery Corporation Limited (AMCL) , Nishioka Chorten, a farmers house, Rinpung Dzong and the National Museum all in Paro
On 6th June, Princess Mako will trek to Taktsang in Paro.
At 07:30 AM on 7th June, Princess Mako will depart from Paro International Airport for Singapore by Druk Air.