Japanese Princess Ayako, the third daughter of the late Prince Takamado, dressed in traditional ceremonial gown, and Japanese businessman Kei Moriya arrive at Meiji Shrine for their wedding. Photo: Kyodo

Goodbye royal status: Japan’s Princess Ayako marries commoner Kei Moriya in ritual ceremony

  • She is the daughter of the emperor’s cousin, and he works for major shipping company Nippon Yusen
  • They met because their mothers were friends, hit it off immediately, and announced wedding plans earlier this year
Topic |   Royalty

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Japanese Princess Ayako, the third daughter of the late Prince Takamado, dressed in traditional ceremonial gown, and Japanese businessman Kei Moriya arrive at Meiji Shrine for their wedding. Photo: Kyodo
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