HRH The Princess Royal Visits John Smedley in Tokyo and Meets QEST Scholar Kayo Saito


    HRH The Princess Royal visited the John Smedley store in Tokyo last week as part of the brand’s 235th anniversary celebrations and her role as President of the UKFTA.

    During the visit, The Princess Royal and her party were introduced to Kayo Saito, one of the 10 QEST ambassadors being championed by John Smedley for the 235 campaign, was able to showcase her work as a Goldsmith via finished jewellery and insight into her craft process.

    Kayo comments, “The Princess Royal was very enthusiastic to find out the role played by John Smedley in promoting British craftspeople. It was a delightful experience to talk to her and to show her my work, and very gratifying to hear her complimentary comments.”

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