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Japanese Royal Family proves Undying love: Princess Ayako leaves her Royal Status to marry a ‘Commoner’

by Tanvi Vohra, Thursday, July 05, 2018

People around the World never fail to showcase their undying love for their better half. This purity of love is not just limited to the common people living a standard life, but it also has its influence on the Royal families. Being the third member in the family, Japan's Princess Ayako will soon give up her Royal title and its privileges as she is going to marry a 'commoner'.

The 27 year old Royal Princess fell in love and will soon marry a 32 year old shipping worker, Kei Moriya. Just two year before, in 2016 Ayako's cousin, Princess Mako also gave up her royal status to marry a commoner, Kei Komuro and follow the path of her heart. Moreover, Princess Ayako's elder sister, Princess Noriko in 2014 left the royal family and followed her love for a commoner, Kunimaro Senge.

The question that now arises is that why do Prince William and Prince Harry have the same royal status, even after they married commoners, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle? The answer to this query lies under the Japanese imperial law that states- a princess is required to leave her ties from the Royal Family if she falls in love with a commoner. However, this law doesn't apply on the male members of the Japanese Royal Family. That's so not done! I thought we live in a generation of equality!

Since Princess Ayako is taking such a big step and leaving her status as a royalty, she will receive a bonus payment which according to the sources is approximately one million pounds. But how did this beautiful example of undying love begin? It all started when Princess Ayako first met her husband-to-be through her mother (Princess Takamodo) last year in December. The aim behind Princess Takamodo introducing her daughter to the commoner was that she wanted her daughter to be inspired by the global welfare activities. However, things fit in a perfect place when the Princess Ayako and Kei Moriya realized that they had a lot in common. When later Kei proposed to the Princess in a restaurant, she was shocked and asked him to wait for her reply till she thinks about it. Princess Ayako in context to this said, “He proposed to me this year having a dinner at a restaurant. It was very sudden, so I asked to hold for my answer."

However, when both got time to spend time with each other, Princess Ayako's views changed gradually and she accepted the proposal. "As we have deepened the relationship including our family, friends and related people, I came to the decision and accepted this proposal," she said.

The pair will make an official announcement and will engage on 12 August and will marry on 29 October this year. Princess Ayako seems to be in love with the kind and smart personality of her fiancée. After the couple gets married, the Japanese Royal Family will only have 17 members.

The story seems purely magical, right? Stay tuned for more What the Fact updates.


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