. This is the formula used by Philippe Mesmer, correspondent in Tokyo for
, to qualify the imminent union of Princess Mako with the commoner Kei Komuro. This October 26, this
“Japanese version of the royal couple formed by Meghan and Harry”
will say “yes” not only to his life together, but also to a future made of exile, opprobrium … and freedom.
To marry this New York bar lawyer met at university, the 29-year-old Princess had to face not only the imperial family, but also public opinion. This latest plague since the couple’s engagement in 2017 due to the financial woes of the Komuro family. Today, it is the long hair that Kei sports since his recent return to the land of the Rising Sun that provokes the ire of the Japanese.“Their marriage is not praised by many people”, We readily recognize in the entourage of the daughter of Crown Prince Fumihito of Akishino. This wedding will take place without the traditional and sumptuous engagement ceremonies, a first since the Second World War.
This media hype that has been raging for four years is not without consequences: Mako now suffers from post-traumatic stress. The diagnosis was made official by the Imperial Palace on October 1. And yet another affront could sway his sanity even more. After her titles and her juicy allocation, the emperor’s niece will have to return the sublime tiara received for her 20 years from October 26. The future couple will then go to live in the United States where they can live their love as they see fit.