Japanese Princess Mako seemed very happy as she officially announced her engagement to a non-royal after her grandfather Emperor Akihito gave an approval.

As per the Japanese law, female Imperial family after marrying a commoner will lose all the royal status. Princess Mako has no regret in her decision; she's in deep love and affection with Kei Komuro.

The couple is expected to marry in the year 2018. Let's congratulate the couple and wait for the grand occasion!!!

Princess Mako of Akishino: Announced her Marriage with a Commoner

The eldest granddaughter of Japanese Emperor Akihito, officially confirmed her engagement with Kei Komuro in a press conference on the Akasaka Estate in Tokyo on Sunday, 3 September.

She will be abandoning her royal status to marry her love. That's something you never see every day and it's definitely true love!!

The couple smiling at each other during the announcement, Source: NY Daily News

Her fiance, Kei is a 25-year-old law clerk. The duo met for the first time five years ago while studying at Tokyo's International Christian University, where they graduated.

Kei won Mako's heart in the first glance that added further affection with his sincerity and bright smile. Mako explained the moment in a shy mood:

"First I was attracted by his bright smiles like the sun."

Prince Hisahito with his parents, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko and elder sister Princess Mako and Princess Kako, Source: The Japan Times

It is said that Mako will lose her royal status and name after marrying a commoner, Women aren't allowed to succeed Japan's throne. As an obvious fact, love has no boundaries and no restrictions.

Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, Source: The Straits Times

Komuro proposed his love after dinner one evening in December 2013. Mako introduced the guy to her parents, Prince Akishino- second in line to the throne and princess Kiko.

Komuro is very glad and thankful as he's accepted by Mako's parents and grandparents, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. Mako explained,

"Having a family still goes beyond my imagination, but I hope to make one that is warm, comfortable and filled with smiles."

Furthermore, they maintained a long-distance relationship for over a year while studying overseas Mako in Britain and Komuro in the United States.

Komuro and Mako's engagement was kept private until earlier this year.

The couple is speculated to get married most probably the following year in a grand ceremony.

Let's see what goes the next.

Quick Facts about Princess Mako

Source: The Japan Times
  •  Born on 23 October 1991 in Imperial Household Agency Hospital, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Studied at the Gakushuin School gaining a primary level education.
  • Studied English at University College Dublin in 2010.
  • Graduated on 26 March 2014 with a Bachelor's degree in Art and Cultural Heritage.
  • Is the oldest daughter of Fumihito, Prince Akishino, and Princess Kiko.
  • His father Akihito is the reigning emperor of Japan and he has an estimated net worth of $40 million.

 

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