Komuro described Princess Mako as someone who “has been quietly watching over me like the moon“, and said he wanted to “build a relaxed and peaceful household”.
The Princess, 25 has now chose to let go of of that so as to marry her ex-classmate, a commoner she met during her time at the International Christian University in Tokyo.
The much-in love princess was also quoted saying, “I was first attracted to his bright smiles that seemed like the sun”.
“I’ll be happy if I can make a warm and comfortable home full of smiles with Mr Komuro.”
The wedding is said to take place in 2018 after several traditional rites are completed to officially mark the engagement in Imperial terms.
Princess Mako of Japan is officially sacrificing her royal status to marry a commoner. November 28, 2016. Also in the picture are Crown Prince Naruhito (seated 2nd from the left), his wife, Crown Princess Masako (seated left), their daughter, Princess Aiko (top second from the left), Prince Akishino, (seated second from the right), his wife, Princess Kiko (seated right), their daughters, Princess Mako (top left), and Princess Kako (top right), and their son, Prince Hisahito (top row second from the right).
Princess Mako and her fiance, Kei Mekuro became known earlier in May of this year and we reported the story here when it appeared that the couple would go on with their romance despite the conditions attached to such move. Next in line is Akishino, Naruhito’s younger brother.
The eldest grandchild of Japan’s current Emperor Akihito has been given permission to Wednesday her former university classmate Kei Komuro.
Those who are concerned about the future of the royal family want to allow women to succeed the throne and others to keep their royal status so they can keep performing public duties, but a government panel on the emperor’s abdication avoided the divisive issue.