The Imperial Household tells CNN plans are underway for the 25-year-old princess, granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, to become engaged to Kei Komuro, also 25, a law firm worker and graduate student who once starred in a tourism campaign as “Prince of the Sea.”
The couple were said to have met five years back as students at the International Christian University in Tokyo.
Japan’s centuries-old imperial law requires a princess to leave the imperial family upon marriage to a commoner.
The last to do so was Princess Mako’s aunt, Sayako, the only daughter of Emperor Akhito, when she married town planner Yoshiki Kuroda in 2005.
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