until an official urged him to introduce his interpreter---

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kazuhiko fudaba

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In the article of the New York Times; With Trum's Visit to Japan, Empress Masako Finds a Spotlight, there are sentences as follows.

When the new Japanese emperor, Naruhito, and his wife, Masako, welcomed President Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, to the
palace on Monday morning during their four-day state visit, Masako, a multilingual formere diplomat and Harvard graduate, became
an instant hit on social media.
The Japanese public marveled as she spoke fluently in English to Mrs. Trump --- even though the emperor also spoke English to Mr. Trump until an official urged him to introduce his interpreter.

Question) In the second paragraph there is a phrase "until an official urged him to introduce his interpreter."

Who is "him" in the phrase?

Thank you.

Kazu Fudaba
 
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