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The Belgian King Albert II (L) and Queen Paola (2ndL) and their eldest son, crown Prince Philippe of Belgium (C) are welcomed by Japanese Empress Michiko and Emperor Akihito, at the Imperial Palace for a diner, on October 22, 1996 in Tokyo. The monarch and Queen Paola are on a five-day state visit in Japan. (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

The Belgian King Albert II (L) and Queen Paola (2ndL) and their eldest son, crown Prince Philippe of Belgium (C) are welcomed by Japanese Empress Michiko and Emperor Akihito, at the Imperial Palace for a diner, on October 22, 1996 in Tokyo. The monarch and Queen Paola are on a five-day state visit in Japan.        (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)