TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 22: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are seen on departure to Karuizawa at Tokyo Station on August 22, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

Relationship Goals: Adorable Photos of Japan's Royal Couple

Proof that Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are actually the cutest royal duo.

Long before Meghan and Harry were stealing the spotlight as the most adorable royal pair, Emperor Akihito, 84, and Empress Michiko, 83, of Japan were busy showing the world what tried and true love looks like. Married for almost 60 years, Japan’s Imperial couple, who will hand over the throne to their son (the Crown Prince Naruhito) in May 2019, have been by each other’s side through countless state dinners, royal duties, and casual strolls through the park. Here, a look back at their adorable union in photos.

IN FLIGHT - JANUARY 26: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko talk in front of the map on the way to the Phillippines on January 26, 2016 in flight. The 5-day visit, their first since 1962 when they were crown prince and princess, is the latest in a series of trips to mourn wartime victims across the Asia-Pacific region. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images) The Asahi Shimbun TEAM PLAYERS Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko look at a map together while on a flight to the Phillippines, January 2016. Practically co-workers since they tied the knot in 1959, the two have been the most visible and widely traveled imperial partners in Japan's history. HIGASHIMATSUSHIMA, JAPAN - MARCH 14: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko harvest strawberry at a green house on March 14, 2015 in Higashimatsushima, Miyagi, Japan. Emperor and Empress are in Miyagi for three days to visit tsunami devastated area. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images) The Asahi Shimbun LAUGH OUT LOUD The Emperor and Empress share a laugh while picking strawberries at a greenhouse in Miyagi, Japan, March 2015.

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HAYAMA, JAPAN - FEBRUARY 07: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko take a walk a coast near Hayama Villa on February 7, 2013 in Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images) The Asahi Shimbun LONG WALKS ON THE BEACH A stroll along the shore near Hayama, Japan, February 2013. JAPAN - DECEMBER 21: Japan Emperor'S Birthday In Tokyo, Japan On December 21, 2007 - In this photo released by the Imperial Household Agency of Japan, Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko admire colored leaves as they take a stroll in the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo Friday, Dec - 7, 2007 - Akihito celebrates his 74th birthday Sunday, Dec - 23, 2007. (Photo by Kurita KAKU/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images) Kurita KAKU/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images FALLING IN LOVE In December 2007, the couple celebrate Akihito's 74th birthday by admiring the colorful leaves in the East Gardens of Tokyo's Imperial Palace. They have three children – Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan, 58; Fumihito, Prince Akishino, 52; and Sayako Kuroda, 49. HAYAMA, JAPAN - FEBRUARY 19: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko stroll outside the Hayama Imperial Villa on February 19, 2018 in Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images) The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images ALL COZIED UP Keeping warm outside the Hayama Imperial Villa in Kanagawa, Japan, February 2018. TOKYO, JAPAN - MARCH 25: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Emperor Akihito (2nd L) escorts Empress Michiko to get a Shinkansen bullet train while chamberlains hold the boxes to contain the Imperial Regalia at JR Tokyo Station on March 25, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Emperor and Empress will visit Ise Shrine. The Imperial Regalia or 'Sanshu no Jingi' consisting of the sword 'Kusanagi no Tsurugi', the mirror 'Yata no Kagami' and jewel 'Yasakani no Magatama', are also carried for the first time in 20 years (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images) The Asahi Shimbun SUCH A GENTLEMAN Emperor Akihito offers a hand to his wife before boarding the Shinkansen bullet train in Tokyo, March 2014. TOKYO, JAPAN - APRIL 12: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko dance during a ceremony to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the International Ladies Benevolent Society at Hotel Okura on April 12, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images) The Asahi Shimbun WONDERFUL TONIGHT The couple dance during a ceremony to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the International Ladies Benevolent Society in Tokyo, April 2013. KAWAMATA, JAPAN - JULY 22: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Emperor Akihito (1L) and Empress Michiko (2L) are welcomed by evacuees of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami and the nuclear accident during their visit to Iitate village's three elementary schools joint temporary building on July 22, 2013 in Kawamata, Fukushima, Japan. Iitate Village, located within the exclusion zone of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant, all the residents have been evacuated. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images) The Asahi Shimbun HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS The two are welcomed by evacuees of the 2013 tsunami during a visit to Fukushima, Japan, July 2013. TOKYO, JAPAN - APRIL 24: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with Japanese Emperor Akihito (C) and Empress Michiko (L) at the Imperial Palace on April 24, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. The U.S. President is on an Asian tour where he is due to visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Philippines. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images) The Asahi Shimbun HANGING WITH BARRY The couple meet with President Barack Obama during one of his official visits to the Imperial Palace, April 2014. RISHIRIFUJI, JAPAN - AUGUST 04: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko walk along the coast of Futatsuishi on August 4, 2018 in Rishirifuji, Hokkaido, Japan. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images) The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images STAND BY ME Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko walk along the coast of Futatsuishi in Hokkaido, Japan, August 2018. MINAMISOMA, JAPAN - JUNE 10: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko watch a performance during the National Tree-Planting Festival on June 10, 2018 in Minamisoma, Fukushima, Japan. This 3-day trip could be the couple's last visit to Tokuho regions, where has been suffered from the Great East Japan Earthquake and following tsunami. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images) The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER The two enjoy a performance during the National Tree-Planting Festival in Fukushima, Japan, June 2018. Crown Prince Akihito and Crown Princess Michiko of Japan pictured together wearing their traditional wedding attire of a sokutai for him and a junihitoe for her on their wedding day in Tokyo, Japan on 10th April 1959. (Photo by Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images) Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images WEDDING DAY A portrait of then-Crown Prince Akihito and Crown Princess Michiko wearing traditional robes on their wedding day in Tokyo, April 10, 1959. NASUSHIOBARA, JAPAN - JULY 25: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko wave to well-wishers on arrival at Nasushiobara Station on July 25, 2016 in Nasushiobara, Tochigi, Japan. The royal couple will spend their summer holiday at the Nasu Imperial Villa. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images) The Asahi Shimbun STILL THE ONE The royal couple wave to well-wishers upon their arrival at Nasushiobara Station in Tochigi, Japan, July 2016.

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