Charles and Diana Draw Excited Fans
The ancient city of Kyoto treated Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana to a crash course in Japanese culture Friday, with a round of visits to temples, Zen gardens and a tea ceremony.
“Diana-san,” cried hordes of young girls waving bouquets along the royal couple’s motorcade route. At one point, they departed from their schedule to shake hands with the young well-wishers.
Thousands of Kyoto residents elbowed each other behind police lines for a look at the prince and princess as their motorcade passed through tree-lined streets.
During a garden party on the grounds of the Nijo Castle, Diana was given a coral-pink silk kimono. Grand Master Soshitsu Sen XI, one of Japan’s leading practitioners of the tea ceremony, served the couple a bowl of foaming moss-green tea.