Love Conquers all
Japan’s Princess Mako is set to give up her royal title to marry a commoner, as reported by CNN. Princess Mako met Kei Komuro while the two were students at Tokyo’s International Christian University. Kumoro currently works as a paralegal at a law firm.
Keeping strict to Japanese Imperial royal traditional Princess Mako must give up her royal status in order to marry Komura because he is not a prince.This is true of all female members of the imperial royal family, although women cannot ultimately inherit Japan’s Chrysanthemum Throne. Because of this, Princess Mako has never been part of the order of succession. Her father, Prince Akishino, is the brother of Crown Prince Naruhito. Prince Akishino is currently second in line to the throne, as Prince Naruhito has only one daughter. Prince Hisahito, Princess Mako’s younger brother, is third in the order of succession.
The last female member of the imperial family to marry, thereby giving up her royal status, was Princess Mako’s aunt, Sayako, formerly known as Princess Nori.