Japan's Princess Mako finally gives up her royal status to marry her commoner boyfriend Kei Komuro (photos)

Japan's Princess Mako finally gives up her royal status to marry her commoner boyfriend Kei Komuro (photos)


Japanese Princess Mako has given up her royal status to marry college lover and commoner boyfriend Kei Komuro.



Under Japanese law, female imperial family members forfeit their status upon marriage to a "commoner" although male members do not.







Princess Mako also skipped the usual rites of a royal wedding and turned down a payment of 150 million yen (around £985,000) offered to royal females upon their departure from the family. She is the first female member of the royal family to decline both.



Ms Mako, dressed in a pale blue dress and holding a bouquet of flowers, left her home around 10am on Tuesday October 25, after bowing to her parents Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko and hugging her younger sister Princess Kako. She waved to her parents before her car left the royal family’s residence.







The couple registered their marriage on Tuesday by signing paperwork at a local office in Tokyo’s Akasaka estate in the morning, according to the Imperial Household Agency.Latest Post
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