PRINCESS OF JAPAN RENOUNCING HER TITLE TO MARRY A COMMONER
25-year-old japanese Princess Mako of of Akishino has very realistic plans on getting engaged to 25-year-old Kei Komuro, a law firm employee and graduate student. In a story that can be viewed as disney/fairy-tale.
As Japan’s national broadcaster NHK reported, the princess and Komuro met as students at the International Christian University in 2012. As the oldest grandchild of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, Princess Mako must leave the imperial family and give up her royal status per Japanese law.
However, she is not alone as several women in her family before her have given up their royal ties in the name of love. Most recently, the princess’ aunt, Sayako Kuroda, had to cut ties with the family after marrying commoner Yoshiki Kuroda in 2005.
komuro on the other hand is refusing got disclose if there have been any marriage plans. As he told reporters, “I would like to talk about it when the time comes.”