Japanese Princess Finally Marries Commoner After Giving up Royal Titles and $1.3 Million

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Love has officially won, as the wedding between a Japanese princess and her commoner boyfriend has finally gone ahead…

Now, this wedding and the 8 year engagement prior to their big day has been met with frequent displays of public dissaproval…

Princess Mako has not only had to surrender her royal title but she’s also had to give up over $1 million that would have been offered to her upon her departure from the royal family, due to the unusual circumstances.

The wedding of Crown Prince Fumihito’s daughter, and her long-time boyfirend Kei Komuro, was not the luxurious affair commonly associated with Japanese royal weddings…

In place of the grand banquet and formal photographs, Princess Mako was seen leaving her family home at the Akasaka Estate. She bowed to her mother and father and hugged her sister, Princess Kako, before leaving in a car to a private registry office where she legally wed her college sweetheart.

Despite tying the knot away from prying eyes, the bride and groom arrived at a hotel function room shortly after sharing vows, to appologize publically for any anguish their pairing has caused.

Mako read a statement in front of dozens of reporters, defending her decision to marry Kei, and slammed the media for their torment of the couple over the last 8 years, leaving Mako with PTSD.

In her statement, as per The Daily Mail, Mako said: “To me, Kei is irreplaceable. Our marriage is a necessary step for us to be able to protect our hearts.”

Kei also shared his statement, saying: “I love Mako. We only get one life, and I want us to spend it with the one we love.”

During their long engagement, Kei moved to America to study law at Fordham University in New York, where he recently graduated…

He now works for a law firm here in the U.S. and the newlyweds are planning to relocate to New York to live out their new lives together as husband and wife.

While many people are clearly devastated by the news, it’s hard not to root for the defiant couple.