For Japanese Prince Naruhito, Masako Owada was hard to tie down. Rejecting his proposal not once but twice, the Harvard-educated Owada eventually gave up a promising career in the Japanese Foreign Ministry to wed the Prince on June
Masako Owada became a member of Japan's Imperial Family, when she married Emperor Akihito's son Prince Naruhito.
The newly wed Crown Prince Naruhito (L) and his wife, Crown Princess Masako pose for photographs 09 June 1993 after their wedding ceremony at the Tokyo Imperial Palace. (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)
Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan
Japan's Princess Kako, the second daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, in full dress leaves the Imperial Palace in Tokyo after meeting with the emperor and empress. (AFP)Kako, a granddaughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, celebrated he