They met at school and immediately fell in love with each other.
While many people dream of being a princess or a prince, many royalties don’t like their status, knowing they will never be able to choose the partner they want to be with. However, this Japanese princess fought for what she loved, and chose to marry her college classmate than any other high class members of the Japanese society.
Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Akishino is the eldest granddaughter of Japanese Emperor Akihito. Apparently, while she was studying at the International Christian University, the princess met Kei Komuro and they both fell in love with each other. Since it was prohibited for a princess to marry a commoner, her royal status so she could marry a commoner.
Japan’s strict laws and rules concerning its royals have actually put the royal family at risk of extinction. Right now, there are only four heirs to the throne: the emperor’s two middle-aged sons, his octogenarian brother, and Prince Hisahito, the ten-year-old son of emperor’s younger son.
If Prince Hisahito wouldn’t have a male child, then he will be the last of the imperial family.