#Princess Mako

Japan’s Princess Mako Finally Ties the Knot With College Sweetheart

Princess Mako, the Japanese emperor’s niece, married her college sweetheart on Tuesday—a simple, refined affair after years of both being dogged by controversy and scrutiny. The nuptials to a commoner mean mean she has now left the royal family. “The marriage papers were filed and accepted,” according to an official from the Imperial Household Agency, without the elaborate rituals that usually adorn royal nuptials. Like other women in her family, Mako is unable to ascend to the Chrysanthemum Throne by way of restrictive tradition. But in a history-making first, she also turned down the conventional $1.35 million gift that royal women typically receive upon marrying a commoner and leaving the imperial household.
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Japan's Princess Mako marries, loses royal status

Japanese Princess Mako has married a commoner and lost her royal status in a union that has split public opinion and was delayed more than three years by a financial dispute involving her new mother-in-law. The palace said the marriage document for Mako and Kei Komuro was submitted Tuesday morning.
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Princess Mako and commoner fiancé Kei: Megxit without the money

Japan’s rebellious Princess Mako, a niece of Emperor Naruhito, and her commoner fiancé are the Asian version of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — leaving behind a royal life amid controversy to start anew in the US. But the story gripping Japan is a media soap opera that’s cast Kei...

Princess Mako will finally marry non-royal boyfriend – as they are dubbed ‘Japan’s Harry and Meghan’

Princess Mako’s engagement to non-royal Kei Komuro has been anything but smooth sailing. They set out plans to marry in November 2018, but this was put off after Mr Komuro’s mother was reportedly embroiled in a financial dispute linked to money she had received from an ex-fiancé. (It was thought that this money was used to fund her son’s education). Now, three years on, a date is set, and Japan’s Princess Mako, 29, will marry her former classmate, a commoner, this month – and give up her royal status.
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Japan’s Princess Mako Goes Ahead with Marriage Plans

Japan’s Princess Mako and the man she wants to be her husband are expected to get married this month. Wedding ceremonies, however, are not planned. The marriage of Princess Mako and Kei Komuro is not fully supported by the public. Palace officials say that is because of a financial controversy involving her future mother-in-law.

Who is Princess Mako’s fiancé Kei Komuro and how did they meet?

Japan’s Princess Mako, the niece of Emperor Naruhito, has officially married her non-royal boyfriend on Tuesday 26 October, a union that has seen her giving up her royal status.The princess and Kei Komuro had planned to marry in November 2018, but delayed their wedding due to a financial dispute reportedly involving Komuro’s family.According to reports, the couple plan to move to the US after they are wed and have been dubbed Japan’s Harry and Meghan by local media.Here is everything we know about Princess Mako’s fiancé:Who is Kei Komuro?Kei Komuro is a 30-year-old lawyer who has been engaged to Princess...

Princess Mako: Who is Japanese royal giving up her title to marry former classmate?

Japan’s Princess Mako has married her former classmate, “commoner” Kei Komuro – but the pairing hasn’t been without scrutiny.The couple first met in 2012 while studying at the International Christian University in Tokyo.Following their 2017 engagement, the pair were set to wed the following year. However, reports that Komuro’s mother was experiencing financial difficulties is suspected to be the reason why the event was postponed. The Imperial Household has maintained the delay was to allow the couple to “to think about marriage more deeply” and “make sufficient preparations”.Intense media scrutiny and the couple’s decision to dispense with tradition have led...