Her marriage to Kei Komuro on Tuesday will imply she turns into a commoner in step with legal guidelines saying feminine members of the imperial household can’t maintain their royal standing after marriage.
Princess Mako and Komuro met whereas attending the Worldwide Christian College in Tokyo in 2012.
Earlier than his introduction because the royal fiance, Komuro was higher referred to as the “Prince of the Sea,” after showing in a seaside tourism marketing campaign for the town of Fujisawa, south of the capital Tokyo.
Images of Princess Mako taking a stroll on the imperial grounds along with her youthful sister have been launched by the Imperial Family Company, however no remark was given by the princess to mark her birthday.
The three-year engagement of Princess Mako and Komuro was marked with scandal and controversy, which began when a tabloid reported that Komuro was embroiled in a cash scandal.
The Imperial Family Company stated in a information convention held in early October that Princess Mako had developed post-traumatic stress dysfunction from the extreme media scrutiny her engagement got here below.
The couple is predicted to maneuver to New York, the place Komuro works as a lawyer, after the marriage.