Photo/IllutrationThe "kyoen-no-gi" palace banquet held at the Imperial Palace on Oct. 22 (Pool)

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Emperor Naruhito and his wife, Masako, hosted a palace banquet for some 400 guests, including foreign royals and dignitaries, following his enthronement ceremony on Tuesday.

Naruhito changed into a formal tailcoat decorated with medals, while Masako wore a long white dress and a tiara. They greeted their guests before they started a seated dinner of Japanese cuisine.

Guests included Prince Charles of Britain and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao.

Earlier Tuesday, Naruhito, dressed in a traditional costume, proclaimed himself as Japan's 126th emperor at the Imperial Palace, months after he succeeded the Chrysanthemum Throne in May after his father abdicated.