The granddaughter of Japanese Emperor Akihito Princess Mako Akishino officially announced their engagement with a friend from his student days. In the case of such a marriage, according to the law of the Japanese Imperial house, the Princess will lose her title, reports the BBC.
Chosen one 25-year-old Princess became the same age as K. Komura, a lawyer, whom she met five years ago at the International Christian University in Tokyo. About the engagement they announced on Sunday at a specially convened press conference.
According to Princess Mako, in the future husband she liked “Sunny smile”.
However, according to the law of the Japanese Imperial house, if a woman of the Imperial family not marrying a nobleman, she becomes a commoner and she is paid a lump sum from the state. The payout sets the state Council with participation of the Prime Minister.
While the men of the Imperial dynasty in the choice of a wife is not limited.
Princess after the conclusion of the marriage will also receive the usual civil rights such as the right to vote.
According to the Agency, Princess Mako will not be the first representative of the Imperial family, who lost the title.
Such a precedent was created by the aunt of the Princess – Princess Sayako in 2005. When she married the designer, received about $1.3 million At the same time she had to move to a Studio apartment, learn to drive, buy groceries at the supermarket and the like.
In June, the Japanese Parliament passed a special law that allowed the 83-year-old Emperor Akihito to abdicate due to his advanced age. This is the first abdication of the Japanese monarch for the last 200 years.