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Japanese Princess Ayako of Takamado, the cousin niece of the Emperor of Japan Akihito, married a commoner Kay Moria and lost their status. This was reported by news portal Japan Today.
The ceremony was held at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, the largest sanctuary in the city. During the ceremony the bride and groom together and drank sake from three cups in Shinto ritual and exchanged rings in Western tradition, in front of 30 guests. 28-year-old bride was dressed and combed in the style of the Heian period (794 to 1185).
The Princess said farewell to Emperor Akihito last week. She expressed the hope that it will be able to help him and his wife as a former member of the family.
Japanese Imperial family men could marry lower class women, who due to this get Imperial status. If the woman is not marrying a representative of the nobility, it is obliged to abandon his status. Ayako of Takamado received as compensation for that about 107 million yen (about 62,8 million) from the state Treasury.
“I’m overwhelmed with happiness,” said the bride told reporters. Her 32-year-old groom, working in a shipping company, said he will do everything to Princess painlessly went through a period of adaptation to life outside the Palace.
The couple announced upcoming wedding in June. The Princess admitted that Morey met less than a year ago. They bonded over a common desire to make the world a better place, as well as joint interests: skiing, books and travel.
The eldest granddaughter of the ruling Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, Princess Mako Akishino, is going to marry a common man. The wedding is set for 2020.
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