A princess is set to give up her royal status and 730,000 Euros payment;in order to marry her university classmate since under ,Japan’s males-only royal succession law female members;of the imperial family lose their status on marrying commoners. Also,. More so,.
The 29-year-old princess, Princess Mako, expressed her intent;to decline up to 730,000 Euros payment that is usually given to female members;of the imperial family upon their departure from the royal household
Meanwhile, according to reports, the government has agreed to Princess Mako’s request that she does not receive the lump sum. This will be the first time in Japan’s post-war history that such a payment has not been made.
The Imperial House Economy Law stipulates that a one-off state allowance;will be provided to a member of the imperial family who leaves the family due to reasons including;marriage, in order to maintain the dignity of a former member of the family. The actual amount is decided by the Imperial House Economy;Council, which is made up of the Prime Minister and seven others.
According to reports, the government has been discussing;the matter as no other former imperial family member has refused the;payment in the past and there is no legal provision on such a case. Also,. However,. More so,. Meanwhile,.
Amid public unease about the couple’s marriage, the wedding date;between the couple is said to be announced as early as next month.
Controversies surrounding Princess Mako’s marriage
Well, Princess Mako’s love story has been one roller-coaster ride as several controversies keep arising. Meanwhile,. Also,.. Yet,. Meanwhile,.
Her marriage has been delayed for years because of controversy over her fiancé. The 29-year-old granddaughter of then-Emperor Akihito, announced her engagement to college classmate Kei Komuro back in 2017. However, the wedding was called off after reports of a financial dispute between Mr. Komuro’s mother and her former fiancé. Also,. That notwithstanding,. Meanwhile,. More so,.
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According to reports, in April, Mr. Komuro said through his lawyer that he plans to make a payment;to his mother’s former fiancé to settle the money dispute, but there has been no progress since then. Meanwhile,. Also,. Yet,.
Anticipating the wedding, Mr. Komuro was recently tracked down in New York by a Japanese broadcaster. He was shown sporting a ponytail, a detail that caused an uproar among some Japanese users of Twitter.
Mr. Komuro is reported to be an accomplished cook, skier, and violinist;and once worked as a ‘Prince of the Sea’ to promote the beaches of Shonan in Kanagawa prefecture.
That notwithstanding, Princess Mako of Akishino is one of Japan’s most;popular and fashionable royals and has been likened to Kate Middleton.
In Japan, she is rarely out of the public eye, but for a year;she disguised herself as a regular student at the University of Leicester.
Keen not to stick out, Princess Mako lived in halls of residence;with other students while studying for a Masters in Art Museum and Gallery Studies back in 2015.
The princess had previously studied at the University of Edinburgh on an exchange program.
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