Japan's Princess Engages with Commoner

Posted on: September 04, 2017 | views: 237

Japan's Princess Mako has formally announced her engagement to a commoner after receiving the emperor's approval.

This announcement kicks off a lengthy marriage process, and it also means the princess will lose her royal status.

Under a controversial Japanese law female imperial family members give up their status upon marriage to a commoner, whereas male members do not.

The formal announcement came from Japan's Imperial Household Agency yesterday, after local media reported news of the planned engagement in May.