Japan's Princess Mako to Marry Boyfriend on Oct. 26


Tokyo, Oct. 1 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Princess Mako will marry her commoner boyfriend Kei Komuro on Oct. 26, the Imperial Household Agency announced Friday, after years of public controversy over a money dispute involving his family.

The 29-year-old princess, the eldest daughter of Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko, will hold a press conference with Komuro, also 29, on the day of their marriage.

Meanwhile, the agency revealed that the princess has been diagnosed with complex posttraumatic stress disorder after experiencing developments that she felt libeled Komuro.

Princess Mako, a niece of Emperor Naruhito, will be the ninth female member of the Imperial Family to marry since World War II, and the first since Ayako Moriya, the third daughter of the late Prince Takamado, a cousin of Emperor Emeritus Akihito, in 2018.

The princess is slated to meet alone with the Emperor and Empress Masako to report her marriage. The Imperial couple hope that she will live a happy life, according to the agency's head, Yasuhiko Nishimura.

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