The British Royal Family is one of the most famous on the planet. But the Japanese Imperial Household traces its origins back millennia. In this photo, the former Emperor of Japan, Akihito, visits Buckingham Palace with Empress Michiko. The latter wears a beautiful kimono and smiles at the Queen.
Meanwhile, Akihito maintains a serene expression as he meets his counterpart. The Japanese public deified their Royal Family before World War II. One of the terms of their surrender saw them admit that the Emperor wasn’t a god. However, he remains a personage of great significance (via Zimbio).