Breaking News: Princess Mako of Japan postpones formal engagement until at least 2020

Kei Komuro and Princess Mako at their engagement press conference; Photo Credit – Japan Times

Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito of Japan and the daughter of the Emperor’s second son Prince Akishino, is postponing her formal engagement until at least 2020.  The formal engagement ceremony (Nosai-no-Gi) was due to take place on March 4, 2018.
In May 2017, it was announced that Princess Mako would marry commoner Kei Komuro who she met at the International Christian University. Japan’s Imperial Law requires a princess to leave the royal family after marrying a commoner. The engagement was officially announced in September 2017.  The couple was expected to marry on November 4, 2018.
The Imperial Household Agency said the postponement was due to “lack of preparation.” Princess Mako “came to recognize the lack of time to make sufficient preparations.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *