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Princess Mako visits museum in Budapest with father Prince Akishino

August 20, 2017

BUDAPEST- Japanese Princess Mako and her father Prince Akishino visited a folk museum in Budapest on Saturday.

Specializing in museology, the eldest daughter of the Prince, the second son of Emperor Akihito, showed her curiosity about pottery wine jugs. When the director of the Museum of Ethnography explained their patterns and manufacturing process, she replied, "It's interesting."

According to the museum chief, the Princess spent time viewing a wedding scene exhibition and gazed at bride clothes. The Prince told her, "How about them?" and the Princess said, "They are nice."

Princess Mako is scheduled to announce her informal engagement with commoner Kei Komuro, a former university classmate, on Sept. 3. Their wedding is expected to take place next year.

The Imperial father and daughter are visiting Hungary on their private trip. Jiji Press