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The Japanese Imperial Palace announces the official date of Princess Mako's marriage to her fiancé

Japan's Imperial Household Agency officially announced today, Friday, that Princess Mako Fida will marry her boyfriend Kei Komuro on October 26, and their marriage will be documented at a local government office, while the imperial family records will be amended to show the princess' departure from her, after years of scrutiny. And intense criticism that highlighted her engagement.

Mako will leave the royal family upon her marriage, as is customary in such cases, and media reports said that none of the ceremonies that usually accompany a royal marriage will take place, and the princess will give up a one-time payment of one million dollars she is entitled to, according to Reuters news agency. .

The controversy over the marriage began when one of the popular newspapers published a report in which it stated that Komuro's mother's ex-fiancé claimed that she and her son were unable to repay a debt of about $35,000, and Komuro said that his mother's ex-fiancé gave her the money as a gift, not as a loan, and a welfare agency postponed The palace held several engagement ceremonies after the scandal, and has not made any arrangements since then.

Mako, 29, granddaughter of former Emperor Akihito, announced her engagement to former colleague Kei Komuro in 2017, but the marriage was postponed after news of a financial dispute between Komuro's mother and her ex-fiancé.

The report added that they would notarize their marriage at a local government office, while the imperial family's records would be amended to show the princess' departure from it.