Saturday, October 07, 2006

Japans Future Emperor?

Heres Prince akishino (with the shaggy doggy kinda hair cut) with his very lovely wife Princess Kako and their new born son and most probably next in line , Prince Hisahito. (His name means serene prince i think)

The second pic is with his daughter Princess Mako. he has two daughters, and now after years and years has had a son. i beleive Princess kako was 41/42 when she delivered the newborn prince. Why did they have the child so late?

There are two theories - One the IHA of the japanese royal family, who are a bunch of conservative egoistic jerks, thought it rather impossible that the next in line after CP Naruhito would be his daughter princess Aiko. So they pressurized CPrincess masako to have more children. With all that worry and stress the CPrincess changed from the intelligent capable woman she was to a someone with severe stress problems.

Now when she couldnt produce the 'male' heir so necessary as according to the IHA and some conservative members of parliament (the rest of the country seems pretty ok with Aiko becoming Empress, i think 72% in favour) CP Naruhito blasted at the IHA for making his wife into a shivering piece of anxiety. I guess they didnt like that and turned their attention to his younger brother Prince Akishino.

Akishino, now was always the spare to naruhito's heir! So here was his chance to do his 'duty' for the nation. Also his way of getting back to elder brother Naruhito, for whom at times he has said unfavorable things. So here was his chance of upstaging him. It suceeded. A prince was finally born into the Imperial household after 42 years!!

But now there is another controversy, with the young prince supposedly to be adopted by CP Naruhito. Thats bad. I feel real bad for Princess kako, she 's going to get caught up in all this sibling rivalry between Akishino and Naruhito, and the the CP and the IHA.

But seriously japan shold realise the modern day and age they live in. Why not equal rights to women? Grow up.

Lovely Pic! Aiko!

What a lovely picture! I had to post this. In the centre are Crown Prince Naruhito and CP Masako with their little cutie Princess Aiko. She would have been Empress one day, but now that has changed due a silly law! (more on that later)

Anyways here they are on a state visit to the Netherlands, with Queen beatrix, CP William-Alexander and CP Maxima.And of course their cuties. I dunno their names as yet. Anybody know?

What i like about this pic is that they are all so well color co-ordinated. babies in light blue, the rest in beiges. Blend real well.

Now Princess Pragyashree

Somehow i really like this girl. Pragyashree thapa, now pragyashree gaekwad. She is pretty, but thats ok as most royals are pretty in any case. But she 's also a doctor and was a lietenant in the Royal Nepalese Army.

Of course her dad was then the general in the army. Here she is with her parents. Only recently her in-laws the Gaekwads held a reception in Mumbai, India. She looked absolutely ravishing. Her groom well looked rather old - but lucky him to have gotten such a lovely bride! He has a lovely sister too, my fav - Priyadarshini Scindia.

The situation in Nepal saddens me. I beleive the Maoists are in actual control, with all those stupid useless and corrupt politicians like Koirala and gang being just the puppets. Also i believe they have kept the King due to American pressure. I guess America doesnt want China's communist policies to spread.

But really sad about the King and his family. I really d think that Crown princess Himani is a good lady. cant say the same about her husband though. Anyways wish them luck.