Princess Aiko heads to Britain to attend course at Eton College 愛子公主前往英國參加伊頓公學的課程
Princess Aiko will be rubbing shoulders with likely future prime ministers and titans of industry when she attends summer school at Britain’s prestigious Eton College on the outskirts of London.
The 16-year-old daughter of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako left for England on July 22 from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport.
Eton, founded in the 15th century by royal decree, is probably England’s most renowned school. It has a reputation for educating generations of the aristocracy.
Its summer school program is closely tied to that of the one operated by Gakushuin Girls’ Senior High School in Tokyo that Aiko attends.
She is a granddaughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko and the only child of Naruhito and Masako.
Her parents are due to become emperor and empress following Akihito’s abdication on April 30, 2019.
Aiko is scheduled to return to Japan on Aug. 9.