Princess Mako on Sunday visited the Imperial Palace to attend an annual ritual ceremony, her final as an imperial member of the family, as she is scheduled to marry her commoner boyfriend later this month.
Princess Mako, 29, whose fiance, Kei Komuro, returned from the United States final month, entered the palace by automotive along with her youthful sister, Princess Kako. Sitting aspect by aspect within the again seat, the princesses opened the window and smiled and waved at individuals who had gathered alongside the highway within the rain.
Komuro, 30, who left for New York in August 2018 to check at Fordham University’s legislation faculty, is predicted to see Princess Mako in particular person for the primary time in additional than three years on Monday, once they meet her mother and father on the Akasaka Estate in Tokyo earlier than the deliberate marriage on Oct. 26.
After the couple registers their marriage, the princess, a niece of Emperor Naruhito, will transfer out of the property the identical day. They are set to start out a brand new life within the United States.