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Japan’s Princess Mako will give up lump sum payment for wedding: NHK

Princess Mako, the eldest daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, and her fiancé Kei Komuro, a university friend, smile during a press conference to announce their engagement at Akasaka East Residence in Tokyo, Japan September 3, 2017. (Shizuo Kambayashi/Pool via Reuters)

Tokyo-Japan’s Princess Mako is ready to pay a million dollars to give up her royal status to marry a college classmate, media said on Saturday.

Prince Akishino’s 29-year-old daughter and her former college classmate Kei Komuro announced their engagement in 2017.

But the wedding was postponed after reports of a financial dispute between Komuro’s mother and her former fiancée.

Public broadcaster NHK and others said the government was ready to agree that the princess would leave up to 150 million yen ($1.35 million) in payments to the royal family, which would change their status to marry ordinary people. leaves it.

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NHK said a wedding date could be announced in October.

Imperial Household Agency officials were not immediately available to comment.

A Japanese broadcaster, anticipating an impending wedding, recently tracked down Komuro in New York. She was shown wearing a ponytail, a detail that caused an uproar among some Japanese users on Twitter.

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kei komuro Kei Komuro (c), the lover of Princess Mako of Japan, arrives at Narita Airport in Chiba Prefecture from the United States on September 27, 2021. (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images)

Media has said that the couple is planning to live in the United States. Under Japan’s male-only royal succession law, female members of the royal family lose their status if they marry commoners.

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