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Newlywed Prince Naruhito and his Japanese princess bride, Princess Masako, have moved into the royal household at Kensington Palace after spending their first night as husband and wife in a suite at the luxury apartment.
The couple officially launched their married life in Britain with a traditional ceremony on Tuesday after their diamond and emerald ceremony in Tokyo earlier in the month.
The couple, who married at a summer palace garden in southern Japan at the beginning of May, spent their first night together overnight at their new Kensington Palace residence in central London on Wednesday.
Neither Naruhito, 46, nor Masako, 43, made any comment to the media, according to palace officials.
The couple, formally known as Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, married in 2002 after seven years of dating and are preparing to take over the Chrysanthemum Throne on 13 December.
Masako, now the first Japanese princess to marry outside the imperial family since 1850, suffered from poor health for much of her five-year marriage to Naruhito.
She was very rarely seen in public, rarely travelled and did not appear as a royal couple in official photographs.
She was last seen at the start of November taking part in a Metropolitan Police memorial service.
Prince Harry’s divorcee wife, Meghan Markle, married in an equally lavish ceremony at St George’s Chapel in Windsor on May 19.
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