Princess Mako has wedding called off by Japanese Imperial Family over in-laws’ money trouble

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The 26-year-old princess is the eldest grandchild of the Emperor Akihito and caught royal-watchers off-guard in September when she announced her engagement to Komuro, whom she had met at university in Tokyo. Since graduating, Komuro, also 26, has been working as an assistant at a law firm in Tokyo.

The couple announced that they had received the emperor’s blessing and would marry in November 2018.

In February, however, those plans were abruptly put on hold, with the Imperial Household Agency announcing that the couple were delaying the wedding on the grounds of a “lack of time for preparation”.

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