Japan’s Princess Mako is ready to forgo a one-off million-dollar fee for giving up her royal standing to wed a university classmate, media mentioned on Saturday (Sept 25), clearing the best way for a wedding delayed for years by controversy over her fiance.
The 29-year-old grand-daughter of Emperor Emeritus Akihito and her former school classmate, Mr Kei Komuro, introduced their engagement in 2017.
But the wedding was delay after stories of a monetary dispute between Mr Komuro’s mom and her former fiance.
The authorities is ready to agree that the princess forgo the fee, price as much as 150 million yen (S$1.83 million) for royals giving up their standing to marry commoners, amid public criticism over her fiance, public broadcaster NHK and others mentioned.
NHK mentioned the marriage date could also be introduced in October.
Officials of the Imperial Household Agency weren’t instantly obtainable to remark.