In May 2017, we all realized that true love does exist when news broke out that Japan's Princess Mako was willing to give up her royal title to marry Kei Komuro. Both 25, the two met and got close when they attended Tokyo’s International Christian University.
Neither of them acknowledged the news back then, but during a recent press conference in Tokyo, Princess Mako formally made the announcement.
Japanese law dictates that female members of the Imperial family must give up their status if they decide to marry a commoner: "I was aware since my childhood that I'll leave a royal status once I marry. While I worked to help the emperor and fulfill duties as a royal family member as much as I can, I've been cherishing my own life," Princess Mako said.
Kei shared that he actually proposed in December 2013, so they've been experiencing kilig waaay before any of us. And it looks like it's going to be a life full of happiness. Princess Mako told reporters, "I was first attracted to his bright smiles that seemed like the sun. It would be nice to have a warm and comfortable household with Mr. Komuro, so that we can make a family full of smiles." To which, Kei said, "[She's been] quietly watching over me like the moon."
Poets, I tell you.
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