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Japan’s Princess Mako postpones marriage to commoner

The couple, who had been planning to marry this year, want more time to arrange their ceremony and prepare for married life, NHK said, citing the Imperial Household.

world Updated: Feb 06, 2018 23:27 IST
This file photo taken on September 3, 2017 shows Princess Mako (R), the eldest daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, and her fiancee Kei Komuro (L), smiling during a press conference to announce their engagement at the Akasaka East Residence in Tokyo.
This file photo taken on September 3, 2017 shows Princess Mako (R), the eldest daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, and her fiancee Kei Komuro (L), smiling during a press conference to announce their engagement at the Akasaka East Residence in Tokyo.(AFP Photo)

Japan’s Princess Mako will postpone her wedding to commoner Kei Komuro to 2020 until after her grandfather Emperor Akihito abdicates next year, public broadcaster NHK said on Tuesday.

The couple, who had been planning to marry this year, want more time to arrange their ceremony and prepare for married life, NHK said, citing the Imperial Household.

Mako, one of only four royal grandchildren, must become a commoner after the union, according to laws governing the royal family. She and her fiance attended the International Christian University in Tokyo.