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Japanese Princess gives up royal title to marry commoner

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Washington D.C. : Japanese Princess Mako’s love for her commoner prince looks like some major relationship goals. Japan’s 25-year-old Princess of Akishino, who is planning to get engaged to a 25-year-old law firm employee and graduate student, Kei Komuro, may be renouncing her in order to tie the knot.

According to CNN, the groom-to-be is a prince himself, of sorts, as he once starred in a tourism campaign as “Prince of the Sea.” As Japan’s national broadcaster NHK reported, the princess and her non-royal beau met as students at the International Christian University in Tokyo five years ago. As per Japanese law, as the oldest grandchild of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, Princess Mako must leave the imperial family and give up her royal status.

However, she is not alone as several women in her family before her have given up their royal ties in the name of love.