Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan arrived in Spain this week for an eight-day official trip. News reports are making much of the absence of his wife Crown Princess Masako.

Spanish Royals Host Gala Dinner Honoring Japan Crown Prince Naruhito
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The senior Spanish royals, King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia, Crown Prince Felipe, and Crown Princess Letizia  welcomed the visiting prince at the Zarzuela Palace.