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Prince Hisahito

Prince Hisahito, the first and only son of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, picks herbs with his sisters, Princess Mako (left) and Princess Kako, at Prince Akishino’s residence in Tokyo’s Akasaka district on 7 August 2014 Prince Hisahito, the only grandson of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko.

Prince Hisahito is third in line to the throne after his uncle Crown Prince Naruhito and his father Prince Akishino.

The son of Prince Akishino and his wife, Kiko, the prince is in his second year at a Tokyo elementary school affiliated with Ochanomizu University and seems to be doing well, looking after first year pupils and playing with his many friends.

Source: Prince Hisahito, third in line to Imperial throne, turns 8 | The Japan Times