Japanese Princess Mako lost her royal status by marrying her college life boyfriend Kiyi Kumuro.
According to Japanese law, if a girl in the royal family marries someone from the common house, she has to resign. However, there is no such provision for male members of the royal family.
Not only did Mako relinquish his dignity in choosing a longtime boyfriend as his life partner, he also ruled out the rituals that take place in a royal wedding.
It is customary for women members of the royal family to pay a lump sum when leaving the family, but Mako did not take that money, the BBC reported.
Through this she became the first female member of the Japanese royal family to give up both money and rituals.
The two are expected to stay in the United States from now on as they work in the legal profession. The decision is being compared to Prince Harry, a member of the British royal family, and his wife, Megan Markle, moving to the United States. The newlyweds have already got a nickname, ‘Harry-Megan from Japan’.
Ever since Mako announced his relationship with Kumuro, Kumuro has been in the midst of a massive media scandal like Merkel.
There were also protests in Japan against their marriage on Tuesday.
At a news conference that day, Mako said he was “sorry” if his marriage caused any problems for the people.
“I am just sorry for the inconvenience, I am grateful to those who have always supported me. What’s happening to me is someone who can’t be replaced. Marriage was urgent for us, ”Mako told the NHK.
Photo Reuters Photo ReutersCumuro said he loves Mako and wants to spend life with her.
“I love Mako. We have only one life, that life so that we can spend it with someone we love, so I want, ”said Kumuro.
According to a Kyodo report, Princess Mako left her Tokyo home to register her marriage around 10 a.m. local time on Tuesday; Several times during this time he bowed to his father, Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko. The media also reported that he hugged his younger sister before leaving the house.
Over the past few years, local media outlets have published multiple stories in the name of Mako and Kumuro, leaving the couple in shock, with the Imperial Household Agency (IHA) previously reporting that the princess was suffering from severe mental depression.
Demonstrations against Mako-Kumuro’s marriage in a park in Japan on Tuesday saw many chanting slogans in Kumuro’s family, especially on his mother’s economic issues.
Photo courtesy Reuters IHA quoted television network CTV as saying that documents related to Mako and Kumuro’s marriage were submitted by a palace official on Tuesday and were immediately approved.
Mako, who celebrated her 30th birthday three days before the wedding, is the niece of Emperor Naruhito of Japan.
He met Kumuro in 2012 while studying at the International Christian University in Tokyo; Five years later, the two got engaged.
The couple initially planned to get married in 2016, but later backed out.
Kumuro’s mother is suffering from a severe economic crisis; He was unable to repay a loan from his one-time fiance, which led to rumors in the local media that Mako and Kumuro’s marriage had been delayed.
Later, the palace said in a statement that Kumuro’s mother’s financial crisis had nothing to do with the postponement of the marriage.
However, Mako’s father, Fumihito, said “the issue of money needs to be resolved before the princess gets married.”