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Japan's stressed princess may travel abroad: Reports

Published on Apr 17, 2013 7:05 PM
 
Japan's Crown Princess Masako (above), who has been treated for a stress-induced illness for a decade, is expected to travel abroad for the first time in about seven years, multiple media reports said on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's Crown Princess Masako, who has been treated for a stress-induced illness for a decade, is expected to travel abroad for the first time in about seven years, multiple media reports said on Wednesday.

The 49-year-old former diplomat may accompany her husband, Crown Prince Naruhito, on an official visit to the Netherlands to attend the coronation of Willem Alexander on April 30, reported dailies, news agencies and TV networks.

It will be her first overseas trip since the family spent about two weeks at a retreat in the Netherlands in August 2006 at the invitation of Queen Beatrix.

It will also be her first official visit abroad in 11 years since the couple went to New Zealand and Australia in late 2002.

 
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