Giv­ing it all up for love

The Australian Women's Weekly - - In The News... -

A Ja­panese Princess has sac­ri­ficed her im­pe­rial sta­tus to marry her com­moner boyfriend. The el­dest grand­child of Ja­panese Em­peror Ak­i­hito, Princess Mako of Ak­ishino, (right) met her fi­ancé Kei Ko­muro at univer­sity. When they for­mally an­nounced on Septem­ber 3 that she is to marry her law clerk boyfriend, she also re­nounced her royal sta­tus, a con­tro­ver­sial law which only ap­plies to fe­male mem­bers of the im­pe­rial fam­ily.

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