For smiles like the sun, Japan’s Princess Mako gives up her royal status

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New Delhi | Published: September 7, 2017 2:09:59 PM

Princess Mako, the oldest grandchild of Japanese Emperor Akihito will give up her royal status as she will be getting married to her university classmate.

Princess Mako, Princess Mako japan, Japan's Princess Mako, Japanese Emperor Akihito, mako married, Tokyo's International Christian University, fiance Kei Komuro“I’ve been aware since my childhood that I would lose royal status once I married,” Mako said. (AP)

Princess Mako, the oldest grandchild of Japanese Emperor Akihito will give up her royal status as she will be getting married to her university classmate. Mako said her fiance Kei Komuro has won her heart with ‘bright smiles and sincerity’. The two had also addressed a joint press conference. Revealing before the media about their relationship, they said it started when Mako sat behind him at a campus meeting five years ago at Tokyo’s International Christian University, where they graduated from, as per Associated Press.

“I’ve been aware since my childhood that I would lose royal status once I married,” Mako was quoted as saying by BBC. “While I’ve worked to help the emperor and fulfill duties as a royal family member as much as I can, I’ve been cherishing my own life,” she added. Komuro proposed to her after dinner in December 2013. Mako said she fell in love with his “smiles like the sun,” sincerity and a big heart. According to the officials of the palace, their wedding is expected next year.

Her fiance is a legal assistant who also loves playing jazz, as per Daily Mail. The couple also said that they had a long-distance relationship while studying overseas for a year, with Princess Mako in Britain and Komuro in the US, as per Daily Mail report.

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