Japan’s Princess Mako abdicates royal status to marry her college time love Komuro

Japan's Princess Mako abdicates royal status to marry her college time love Komuro
Image: Pool Photo From Nikkie Asian Review

Japan’s Princess Mako, giving up her royal title married, a commoner Komuro. The duo was together in college, princess Mako married Kei Komuro on Tuesday.

She spoke about her determination to build a happy life with her ‘irreplaceable’ husband after a tumultuous engagement.

It was during a joint news conference with her new husband, Mako that she spoke at great length about the world having various opinions on their marriage.

The princess was also diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) earlier in 2021.

It was owing to the money scandals and intense media scrutiny following their engagement.

The two got married this morning after an official from the Imperial Household Agency (IHA) submitted paperwork to a local office registering their marriage.

Breaking with the tradition, rituals and ceremonies which are usual to royal weddings Mako refused the one-off payment of about $1.3 million.

This is typically made to royal women who leave the imperial family after marriage.

During the press conference, Komuro also confessed his love for Princess Mako. He pledged to support and protect her.

The couple is likely to move to the US in future. where Mr Komuro works as a lawyer.

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