Inoue Mao meets Prince William

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is currently in Japan to promote UK relations, visiting from February 26  to March 1. On his third day in Japan, on February 28, he visited the set of taiga drama of the NHK Public Broadcasting Studios and met Inoue Mao.

The lead actress of “Hana Moyu”, who plays a character called Humi Sugi in the drama, presented the duke with a bouquet of flowers and a hand-made wooden toy for Prince George.


During the visit, Prince William donned the trappings of feudal nobility in Japan Saturday, wearing the helmet and clothes of an ancient samurai during a tour of a TV studio. The second-in-line to the British throne asked for a sword to complete the outfit, and grinned at photographers as he posed for pictures dressed as a warrior from yesteryear. William, whose own military career saw him taking the controls of an ultra-modern helicopter, asked: “How does it look?”

“It really suits you,” came the reply.

On Sunday he will meet people whose lives were affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, including the staff of a newspaper who produced handwritten copies in the aftermath of the disaster because their printing presses had been destroyed. He is due to leave Japan on Sunday, bound for Beijing.

(via Yahoo, BBC)

  • Comments

    • AAApanda

      aww mao is so cute!

    • Loala

      love me some Mao-chan! So awesome she got to meet Prince William!

    • OhSnap!

      I’m glad that Brittish people’s taxes are put to such good use.

      • lllllllllllllllllllllllll

        He met Inoue Mao and Domo-kun, so yes that trip is worth it. On a more serious note, I hope he will provide humanitarian aid to the 3/11 victims. It has been 4 years already but the people there haven’t fully recovered yet from the disaster.

    • Jo

      He’s probably jealous of her hair

    • Honored guest

      Shoes on tatami(・・;)

    • yanderenightmares

      Flippin domokun.