Japanese Princess Ayoka marries commoner in a shrine ceremony

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 29 October 2018, 11:51 AM
Japanese Princess Ayoka marries commoner (Photo: Twitter)
Japanese Princess Ayoka marries commoner (Photo: Twitter)

It is a Royal Wedding again! And Japanese Princess Ayoka is next in line among the other royals who tied the knot this 2018. The princess in a ritual filled ceremony have tried the knot with Kei Moriya. According to the release of the Japanese media, the royal wedding took place in one of the Japanese pagoda-like structure in the shrine complex where the duo exchange rings and had a sharing of a cup of sake.

The princess for her ceremony procession was seen wearing a traditional Japanese uchiki robe of red and green patterns and a hakama with wide-legged pleated trousers that are tied at the waist and fall to the ankles. Her hair was one in a Heian-era style hairdo while Moriya went for a more Western touch with a black coattail, stripe grey pants with a Lincoln hat. 

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Sources also said that the duo, Ayako and Moriya announced their wedding plans earlier this year after meeting via their mothers which they hit it off immediately. And though Princess Ayoka has her royal linings, Moriya is said to have been attracted to her gentle spirit. 

"It didn't feel as though we had met for the first time," Ayako told reporters at their engagement "And I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her," he said.

Princess Ayako is however is not the first princess in her generation who is leaving the royal family. Last May, her second cousin and eldest grandchild to the Emperor, Princess Mako, announced plans to marry paralegal Kei Komoro.

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The year 2018 have witnessed lot of drift of the royal wedding with commoners and Princess Akoya is adding more to the list. We have seen the wedding of Prince Harry with Suit actor, Meghan Markle and the recent royal wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank.

First Published: Monday, October 29, 2018 11:43 AM
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