Japanese Princess is giving up her royal title for love

Japan princess announces engagement with commoner

However, Princess Mako left Japan in August 2012 to study in Britain, while Komuro went to the United States to study in autumn of the same year.

In a press conference on Sunday, she said she was first attracted to Kei Komuro's "smile like the sun".

They happened to sit nearby at a briefing session on the university's student exchange program, and subsequently began dating. The royal family last wedding ceremony saw Princess Noriko of the Imperial family marry Kunimaro Senge, the eldest son of the chief priest of Izumo Taisha, a Shinto shrine.

The official announcement of the engagement had been scheduled in early July after the Japanese media were reporting about them in mid-May, but the Imperial Household Agency chose to postpone the event due to torrential rains that were striking southwestern Japan.

Princess Mako became engaged to Kei Komuro, a lawyer, in December 2013.

With her marriage to commoner Kei Komuro, Princess Mako eldest grandchild to Emperor Akihito, and eldest child to Prince Akishino; will renounce her status as a member of the Imperial Family. Mako will lose her royal status after marrying Komuro, who is a commoner. "I would like to have a family that is always calm and peaceful", he added.




Over time, she said she learned he is 'a honest, strong-minded, hard worker, and he has a big heart, ' Mako said.

At a press conference held at the Akasaka Imperial estate in Tokyo's Minato Ward on Sunday afternoon, Princess Mako and Komuro spoke about how their romance started and how they feel now. She now works as a researcher at a museum at the University of Tokyo.

Her fiance-to-be, a resident of Yokohama, works at a law firm in Tokyo. But due to the unfortunate torrential rain that flooded northern Kyushu that month, the royal family chose to postpone the announcement.

Princess Mako's 83-year-old grandfather, Emperor Akihito, has expressed a desire to abdicate and is expected to do so in late 2018.

While the couple have officially announced their relationship, their engagement will become official only after a traditional rite of betrothal called Nosai no Gi takes place, Japan Times reports.

"I was aware since my childhood that I'll leave a royal status once I marry", Princess Mako said. Her younger brother, Prince Hisahito, is the third in line to the throne after their uncle, Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan, and their father.

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