Princess Mako, the elder daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, and her fiancé Kei Komuro, a university friend of Princess Mako, smile during a press conference to announce their engagement at Akasaka East Residence in Tokyo, Japan, in September 2017. Photo: Reuters
Princess Mako, the elder daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, and her fiancé Kei Komuro, a university friend of Princess Mako, smile during a press conference to announce their engagement at Akasaka East Residence in Tokyo, Japan, in September 2017. Photo: Reuters
Royalty

Japan’s Meghan Markle and Prince Harry? Princess Mako is set to wed her commoner sweetheart Kei Komuro and move to the US … despite the controversy

  • The niece of Emperor Naruhito and daughter of crown Prince Akishino, Mako will lose her title and her sons won’t be eligible for the Chrysanthemum Throne
  • The couple are skipping traditional ceremonies and turning down a payout that goes to female royals marrying commoners – and social media is all atwitter

Princess Mako, the elder daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, and her fiancé Kei Komuro, a university friend of Princess Mako, smile during a press conference to announce their engagement at Akasaka East Residence in Tokyo, Japan, in September 2017. Photo: Reuters
Princess Mako, the elder daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, and her fiancé Kei Komuro, a university friend of Princess Mako, smile during a press conference to announce their engagement at Akasaka East Residence in Tokyo, Japan, in September 2017. Photo: Reuters
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