Japan's Princess Mako will give up her royal status to marry her college sweetheart in a move that will trigger a major debate on royal succession.
The 25-year-old granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, will become engaged to her commoner boyfriend Kei Komuro, after they met while studying together.
Komuro works at a law firm and once worked as “Prince of the Sea” promoting tourism in Japan.
Japanese media that broke the story of Princess Mako’s engagement sent the country into a frenzy with the news dominating television chat shows and newspaper coverage ahead of an expected official announcement in coming weeks.
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