Princess Aiko wishes the former Princess Mako happiness
Princess Aikoonly daughter of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, looked confident at a press conference last Thursday. The princess was asked a variety of questions, including her views on love, marriage and her cousin’s controversial decision Princess Mako did when she renounced her royal titles to marry a commoner.
“I will always remember with gratitude how she was so friendly and kind to me,” Aiko said according to people magazine. “As a cousin, I pray that she will be happy for many years to come.” Although the princess didn’t provide many details, she did comment on her cousin’s wedding, which was a subdued and ignored tradition. Princess Aiko said the decision was made by her father and brother, Crown Prince Akishino. Talking about her own relationships and possible marriage, she said: “When it comes to my ideal partner, I don’t have anyone in mind in particular, but I feel a relationship where we can be together and both parties can make each other smile. be ideal,” she said.
Princess Mako officially left the Japanese royal family when she decided to get married Kei Komuro. Following their wedding in October, the couple were spotted in New York, their new home. Mako renounced all of her royal titles while refusing a $1.3 million payment from the Japanese government which is paid to women who lose their royal status due to marriage. “Kei is irreplaceable to me,” Mako told a press conference following his controversial decision. “We had no choice but to get married to live our lives and be true to our hearts.”
Mako and Kei met when they were students at the International Christian University in Tokyo. The two got engaged in December 2013 and continued to have their relationship quietly while Mako studied his masters degree in England.