Japan’s Princess Mako is set to relinquish her royal title after her marriage. File photo: AFP
Japan’s Princess Mako is set to relinquish her royal title after her marriage. File photo: AFP
Royalty

Japan’s Princess Mako’s low-key wedding is unlike lavish royal unions Asia has seen, from Malaysia to Brunei

  • The controversy over her wedding is a far cry from the frenzy over other royal unions, such as Charles and Diana’s and that of Malaysia’s Kelantan sultan to a Russian beauty queen
  • Asia’s continued fascination with royal lives comes from ‘a mixture of nostalgia, nationalism and celebrity worship’, and their mostly apolitical roles, observers say

Japan’s Princess Mako is set to relinquish her royal title after her marriage. File photo: AFP
Japan’s Princess Mako is set to relinquish her royal title after her marriage. File photo: AFP
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