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Richard N Speaight (1875-1938)

Group portrait taken during the visit of Crown Prince Hirohito to Britain 11 - 11 May 1921

Gelatin silver print laid on card | RCIN 2809048

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Crown Prince Hirohito was the first heir to the Japanese throne to visit Britain. This photograph shows the prince (far left) next to the Prince of Wales before a dinner at St James’s Palace. It became the first published image of the prince on tour in civilian clothes rather than military uniform.