When Japanese Princess Mako and her fiancé announced their unofficial engagement four years ago, they came off as a perfect match.
The 29-year-old niece of Emperor Naruhito, Princess Mako, and the non-royal trainee lawyer, Kei Komuro, will wed as she is ready to give up her imperial status for him.
As the two have decided to tie the knot, after the Imperial Household Agency announced on Friday that Princess Mako, the niece of Japan’s emperor, would marry her non-royal fiancé, Kei Komuro, on 26 October, the country instead of celebrating together has shown public disapproval of the kind that is usually associated with British royals.
In February 2018, the household agency stated the wedding had been put off for two years after reports claiming Komuro’s mother to be involved in a financial dispute associated to ¥4m (£26,700) she had received from her former fiance, some of which was spent on Kei Komuro’s education.
The dispute involved whether the money his mother received from her former fiancé was a gift or loan.
The palace officials said Japanese Princess has also rejected the amount of 150 million yen ($1.35 million) she is entitled to for leaving the royal family.
They also stated that the media frenzy caused her to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Princess Mako would be the first female imperial family member since World War II who shall forgo the payment on marrying a commoner.
The couple shall register their marriage and have a news conference together, the Imperial Household Agency said.
They are looking forward to beginning a new life together in New York later this year.