ajw.asahi: Princess Noriko participated in a special rite with members of the imperial family ahead of her wedding, October 2, 2014. Here Noriko is shown with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko to formally convey her gratitude to them. Her father, the late Prince Takamado, was a first cousin to Akihito. With her marriage to Kunimaro Senge, Noriko will lose her imperial family status.
A beautiful comparison of mother and daughters, above are shown Irene, Princess Heinrich of Prussia, Victoria, Marchioness of Milford Haven, Grand Duchess Elizaveta Feodorovna of Russia, and Alexandra Feodorovna, Empress of Russia. Below Alexandra's daughters Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna Romanov, Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaievna Romanov, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaievna Romanov, and Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaievna Romanov