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Relinquishing Royal Status for Love
Topic Started: May 18 2017, 09:43 AM (108 Views)
Axtremus
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HOLY CARP!!!
Article:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39957217

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A member of Japan's royal family, Princess Mako, is to surrender her royal status by marrying a commoner.

The 25-year-old eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito will become engaged to law firm worker Kei Komuro, also 25, whom she met while studying together.
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Has this ever happened before?

Yes, Princess Mako's aunt Princess Sayako married a commoner in 2005 - the first time a Japanese royal became a commoner.

Her wedding to an urban planner for the Tokyo city government, was described as a low key event. And Sayako was left to adjust to her more humble surrounding.

She moved into a one-bedroom apartment, had to learn how to drive, shop in a supermarket and buy furniture.

Princess Sayako is the only daughter of Emperor Akihito.
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Horace
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We'd need a full accounting of the financial ramifications to understand whether this is or is not an actual sacrifice or even worth noting at all.
As a good person, I implore you to do as I, a good person, do. Be good. Do NOT be bad. If you see bad, end bad. End it in yourself, and end it in others. By any means necessary, the good must conquer the bad. Good people know this. Do you know this? Are you good?
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Mikhailoh
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It's an Asian thing. You wouldn't understand. :lol:
"Just think of the reporters as being Democrat operatives with bylines, and it will all make sense." GK
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Axtremus
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The princess, the palace and the shrinking royal line
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39961749
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taiwan_girl
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Interesting. Not sure if they still do, but until recently, the royal household in Japan spoke a dialect of Japanese that they only spoke and was not really understandable to the common Japanese.
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