Japan’s Princess Mako got engaged to a commoner on Sunday. The decision to get engaged to a commoner will cost her royal status.
Princess Mako is set to lose royal status according to law in Japan’s monarchy which underlines male-dominated nature.
Princess Mako is Emperor Akihito's eldest granddaughter. As she is a female, she will lose royal status as the law does not apply to royal males.
As per reports, Mako was visibly happy after the enagagement. Mako told that she was aware since childhood that she will leave royal status once she will get married.
Mako’s fiancé works at a law firm. He is said to be very photogenic and once won a tourism promotion contest to win the honour of "Prince of the Sea."
Both Mako and her fiancé have mutual admiration for each other.
Mako, 25, is the eldest daughter of Prince Akishino, Akihito's second son.