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Emperor Gojong received honored guests and foreign envoys here in the Junmyeongdang Hall. Later, the portraits of Emperor Gojong and Sunjong were enshriped here. The building was once also used as a kindergarten for Princess Deokhye. She was born when Gojong turned 60 years old. This offers some proof of how considerate a father he actually was. Look at the holes where a handrail was fixed for her. However she led a tragic life. She was sent to Japan when she was just 11 years old, and at tweny she was forced to marry a Janpanese man of noble birth. Unfortunately, she was abused and ultimately divorced by him. She could only get back to Korea in the 1960's, and she remained in a mental hospital for a while. She finally died in 1989.