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Former Princess Mako finally marries, becomes a commoner despite years of relentless public hounding

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Mako Komuro, formerly known as Princess Mako, and her long-term partner Kei Komuro who was the subject of controversies and the Japanese public’s disapproval, married on Tuesday.

Their journey recapped: In 2017, Mako, the granddaughter of former Emperor Akihito, publicly announced her engagement to Kei, a commoner. It meant that she would need to renounce her royal title and become a commoner once married.

Japanese Princess Mako’s fiancé racks up millions of views on TikTok for all the wrong reasons

Princess Mako fiance

Japan’s Princess Mako and her long-term boyfriend, Kei Komuro, are entering the final stages of their upcoming marriage to the dismay of many in the Japanese public.

Royal drama: In 2017, Princess Mako, the granddaughter of former Emperor Akihito, publicly announced her engagement to Komuro, a commoner, and had the approval of the majority of Japan’s citizens.

Man Postpones Marriage to Japanese Princess to Pay Off His ‘Student Loans’

Japanese Princess Mako and her fiancé, Kei Komuro, set their wedding for November 2018, but the groom-to-be’s financial woes forced the wedding to be postponed.

The pair made global headlines in 2017 when it was revealed that Mako, the granddaughter of Japan’s Emperor Akihito, was ready to give up her royal title to marry a “commoner” she met at a restaurant.