Japanese Princess graduates from University of Leicester

Princess Mako was awarded her Master of Arts degree on Thursday

Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Akishino returned to the University of Leicester last Thursday in order to be awarded her postgraduate degree in Museum Studies.

She was presented with her degree certificate by Chancellor of the University Lord Grocott at a ceremony in De Montfort Hall.

Head of the School of Museum Studies Suzanne MacLeod said: “We are delighted that Princess Mako decided to return to Leicester to receive her degree in person and also attend a reception for graduates in our School.’

President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester Professor Paul Boyle added: “We are delighted that Princess Mako chose to study with us and trust that she had a wonderful time in Leicester.

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