Prince Tomohito of Mikasa

Prince Tomohito of Mikasa (寛仁親王, Tomohito Shinnō?, 5 January 1946 – 6 June 2012) was a member of the Imperial House of Japan and the eldest son of Prince Mikasa and Princess Mikasa. He was a first cousin of Emperor Akihito, and was formerly sixth in the line of succession to the Japanese throne and the heir apparent to the princely house of Mikasa-no-miya and the title "Prince Mikasa" (Mikasa-no-miya). Prince Tomohito was the first member of the Imperial House of Japan with a full beard since Emperor Meiji, thus earning him the popular nickname of the "Bearded Prince". He died of cancer on June 6, 2012, aged 66.

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