Princess Mako's not-so fairytale wedding w/ Natsuko Fukue

Episode 103,   Oct 28, 2021, 10:00 AM

After a three-year delay, Princess Mako finally married her university sweetheart Kei Komuro on Tuesday this week.

A royal wedding usually involves celebration and pageantry, a ceremony steeped in tradition at an ancient and palatial building, and flag-waving in the streets by a public eager to see the newlywed couple.

But for Princess Mako, who married Kei Komuro on Tuesday this week, there was none of that. There was only the perfunctory stamping of documents, followed by a muted press conference.

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Photo: Princess Mako (right) and her sister Princess Kako attend the enthronement ceremony for Emperor Naruhito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo in October 2019. | POOL / AFP-JIJI