The princess formally announced her engagement to Kei Komuro, a 25-year-old graduate student who is now working at a law firm, during a press conference in Tokyo, the Japan Times reports.
The 25-year-old is expected to announce her engagement to former university classmate Kei Komuro, who works at a law firm.
"I was aware since my childhood that I'll leave a royal status once I marry", she told a press conference announcing her engagement to Kei Komuro.
"I hope I can create a warm and comfortable family that is filled with smiles", Princess Mako said. The princess, 25, sat behind Komuro, also 25, at a campus meeting five years ago when they were students at Tokyo's International Christian University.
The couple had a long-distance relationship while studying overseas - Princess Mako in Britain and Mr Komuro in the USA - for one year.
Japan'sPrincess Mako is set to lose her royal status after revealing she will marry a commoner.
The official announcement of the engagement had been scheduled in early July after the Japanese media were reporting about them in mid-May, but the Imperial Household Agency chose to postpone the event due to torrential rains that were striking southwestern Japan. But official sources have confirmed that it delayed after a rain disaster hit western Japan.
In a televised conference he described the princess as someone who quietly watched over him "like the moon". She is the aunt of Princess Mako.
Princess Mako's wedding is expected to take place next year, according to Japan's public broadcaster NHK.
Further, it was also reported on Mail Online that the princess has already introduced her fiancé to her parents, Prince Akishino, the second in line to the Chrysanthemum throne and Princess Kiko. Komuro proposed in 2013 and is well liked by the royal family.
Under existing Imperial Household Law, only males may inherit the throne. Following his abdication which could be at the end of 2018 or early 2019, his eldest son Crown Prince Naruhito will replace him.
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