Japanese Prince Hisahito

Prince Hisahito, the son of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, marked his first birthday on Thursday (Sep 6).

The Prince, the only grandson of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, is the first male member of the Imperial Family to be born in 41 years. Under the Imperial Household Law, only male members of the Imperial Family in the male linage can accede to the Chrysanthemum Throne.

Prince Hisahito is the third in line to the Imperial Throne following Crown Prince Naruhito and Prince Akishino.


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