Prince Charles is visiting Japan this year for a very special engagement

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Clarence House has confirmed that Prince Charles will embark on a whistle stop trip to Japan later this year to attend the ceremony of enthronement of Emperor Naruhito.

The visit, which the Prince of Wales is undertaking on behalf of the Queen, is by request of the British Government. And it'll be a flying visit for the future King - as he'll be there for just two days.

Charles will be in Toyko from the 22nd to the 23rd of October where he will attend the ceremony as well as rich banquets alongside thousands of guests, including many other foreign royals and dignitaries.

According to Clarance House, Charles will also take part in a day of engagements that will celebrate British and Japanese connections.

The Prince has been to Japan four times over the years, and he last visited the country back in 2008 alongside his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

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This October trip to Japan will also likely bring back memories for Charles.

He attended the ceremony of enthronement of Emperor Naruhito's father, Emperor Akihito, on 12 November 1990 with Princess Diana.

News of the upcoming visit was announced on the Clarence House Instagram page, alongside photographs of Charles and Camilla’s previous Japanese tour.

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The caption read, ‘The Prince of Wales will visit Japan on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen to attend the Ceremony of Enthronement of His Majesty Emperor Naruhito.

'The visit will take place from 22nd to 23rd October and will include a day of engagements in Tokyo to celebrate British-Japanese connections. 🇬🇧 🇯🇵.'

Beneath the upload, lots of royal fans expressed their excitement over the news.

One wrote, ‘How exciting! A once in a lifetime event I think! How lucky they are to see it!’ and a second added, ‘I am very happy that you will visit my country🇯🇵.’

Meanwhile a third chipped in, ‘Can’t wait !!! Royals Visit Japan ❤️.’

Caitlin Elliott
News Editor

Caitlin is News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Caitlin started on local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree. She also worked in Fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team. Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role.