Crown Prince approves of daughter's marriage

Nov 30, 2020

National
Crown Prince approves of daughter's marriage

Tokyo (Japan), November 30: Japan's Crown Prince Akishino has said he approves of his eldest daughter Princess Mako's marriage to her college classmate which was postponed.
Crown Prince Akishino spoke to reporters ahead of his 55th birthday on Monday.
He said the Constitution stipulates that marriage shall be based only on the mutual consent of both sexes. He added that parents should respect their children's wishes to marry.
The Crown Prince added that his daughter's marriage schedule will be considered at a future date.
In September 2017, the Imperial Household Agency announced that Princess Mako was getting engaged to Komuro Kei.
But soon after, some media reported that his mother had financial problems. In February 2018, the agency announced that the string of events leading up to the wedding would be postponed.
In May last year, Crown Prince Akishino became first in the line of succession when his older brother, Emperor Naruhito, ascended the throne after their father's abdication.
Under the current system, any princess must leave the imperial household once married to a commoner.
Source: NHK World