Prince Hisahito, at 13, has the future of the Japanese monarchy on his shoulders. Photo: @hih_prince_hisahito/InstagramPrince Hisahito, at 13, has the future of the Japanese monarchy on his shoulders. Photo: @hih_prince_hisahito/Instagram
Prince Hisahito, at 13, has the future of the Japanese monarchy on his shoulders. Photo: @hih_prince_hisahito/Instagram

Meet Japan’s teenage Prince Hisahito, the 13-year-old former ‘miracle baby’ who has the fate of the imperial monarchy on his shoulders

His birth was hailed as a miracle and he has already been the target of a possible assassination attempt – all the while being groomed to assume the ceremonial role so crucial to Japan

Topic |   Royalty
Prince Hisahito, at 13, has the future of the Japanese monarchy on his shoulders. Photo: @hih_prince_hisahito/InstagramPrince Hisahito, at 13, has the future of the Japanese monarchy on his shoulders. Photo: @hih_prince_hisahito/Instagram
Prince Hisahito, at 13, has the future of the Japanese monarchy on his shoulders. Photo: @hih_prince_hisahito/Instagram
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