FILE – In this Sept. 3, 2017, file photo, Japan’s Princess Mako and her fiance Kei Komuro look at each other during a press conference at Akasaka East Residence in Tokyo. Mako and Komuro are getting married next month but no wedding ceremonies are planned because their marriage is not fully supported by the pubic because of a financial dispute involving her future mother-in-law, the palace announced Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, Pool, File)

After years of controversy, Japan’s Princess Mako will marry a commoner, a former classmate, this month, giving up her royal position.
According to the Imperial Household Agency, the date has been fixed for October 26.
The pair had planned to marry in 2018, however, this was postponed due to reports that Mr. Komuro’s family was experiencing financial troubles.
After marriage, they want to relocate to the United States, where Mr. Komuro works as a lawyer.

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