Princess Mako married her civilian boyfriend Kei Komuro on Tuesday, the Imperial Household Agency said, officially leaving Japan’s royal family. The marriage came after years of controversy over a financial dispute involving Komuro’s mother that led the couple to forgo traditional ceremonies associated with a royal marriage.
The wedding between Japan’s now-former Princess Mako and her college sweetheart was remarkably low-key. But the subdued ceremony did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the country’s royal superfans.
Japanese Princess Mako married a commoner and lost her royal status Tuesday in a union that has split public opinion after a three-year delay caused by a financial dispute involving her new mother-in-law.
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2begunyam She will reside in New York with her husband who passed the bar exam and has started his pratice there. Good that they will lead an ordinary and quiet life in the US, far away from the prying eyes of Japanese paparazzi and tabloid magazines. May God bless the newly wed!
Poméline Since 1947, everyone who isn’t direct family to the emperor lost titles and only female members lose their status now if they marry, unless they marry another Imperial Prince. Thus they streamlined the Imperial House.