Princess Mako of Japan will cede her title to marry commoner Kei Komuro, and her decision is being compared to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal exit.
On Tuesday, Princess Mako tied the knot with her college sweetheart Kei Komuri. The ceremony took place at a local office. The 30-year-old niece of Emperor Naruhito will be leaving her imperial family after marrying Kei since he is a commoner. She is merely following the law in Japan, according to an Access Online report.
Aside from that, she will be surrendering her royal title. As if that weren’t enough, she even rejected a $1.3 million payout from the Japanese government. Earlier reports suggested that Mako suffered from PTSD after her relationship with a commoner drew flak from the media.
Kei Komuri’s Love Story Compared To Prince Harry, Meghan Markle’s Royal Exit
When it comes to rules surrounding relationships in the country for the Imperial Family with commoners, some reports claim they are more strict than the royal family. Now, the couple’s love story is being compared to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s romance, and their decision to step down as senior members of the Royal Family.
Prince Harry and Meghan reportedly decided to move to the United States after stepping down as Royal Family’s senior members since the former Suits actress was facing a lot of criticism from the British media. This was affecting her mental health.
Harry and Meghan moved to Montecito, California along with their children Archie and Lili to start a new life. Following in their footsteps, Japanese newlyweds will be moving to New York in a bid to start a new life.
Mako and Kei opened up to the press about their relationship after the wedding. “I am very sorry for the inconvenience caused and I am grateful for those … who have continued to support me,” Princess Mako said, per the BBC.
“For me, Kei is irreplaceable — marriage was a necessary choice for us.”
“I love Mako. We only get one life, and I want us to spend it with the one we love,” Kei said. “I feel very sad that Mako has been in a bad condition, mentally and physically, because of the false accusations.”
Princess Mako and Kei met in Tokyo at the International Christian University, while they were studying abroad.