Royal visitor from Japan

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This picture is one of many from the visit of His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan to Cragside in September 1991.

He was the third member of his family to see the former home of Lord Amrstrong. His father Crown Prince Akihito, who in 1991 was Emperor of Japan, met Lord Armstrong when he visited the estate in 1953. Sir William Armstrong made strong links with Japan in the 1880s when his company specialised in arms and began to build warships.

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