Many would dream about living a life of royalty. But could one give it all up for love?
That’s what Japan’s Princess Mako is doing right now.
The 25-year-old eldest daughter of Prince Akishino and granddaughter of Emperor Akihito will give up her royal status to marry Kei Komuro — a graduate student who works at a law firm.
The Imperial Household says plans for the two to become engaged are currently underway, CNN reported.
Komuro, 25, is a royal of sorts himself. He once starred in a beach tourism campaign for the city of Fujisawa — where he was named the “Prince of the Sea.”
“When the right time comes, I’d like to talk about it,” he told reporters in a press conference on Wednesday, the Associated Press reported
The couple met while attending a study-abroad event at a restaurant in Shibuya — a district in Tokyo — about five years ago, NHK TV reported. Both students at the International Christian University in Tokyo at the time, …