Japanese Princess Delays Her Marriage with Ordinary Men, What's Up?

 Mako's daughter, granddaughter of Japan's Emperor Akihito, delayed her marriage to a man who was not from the nobility, Kei Komuro. What is the reason?

Mako and Komuro got engaged in September 2017 and is already planning a wedding in November 2018. Suddenly, the couple changed their minds.

"It's because of our immaturity and we regret it," the couple said in a written statement.

The second marriage was postponed until at least 2020. This is certainly a surprise because Mako and Komuro's marriages have been eagerly awaited by Japanese before Emperor Akihito abdicated in April 2019.

Mako admitted that he and Komuro rush in running things. He felt the need for more time to plan for the future.

"I will think of marriage more deeply and give enough time to prepare for marriage as well as life after marriage," Mako said.

A source in the Japanese Empire told CNN that the marriage was postponed due to lack of preparation. Princess Mako has already passed this decision to her grandparents, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. They respect Mako Princess's decision.

"We're really sorry for causing big problems and burdening those who already support us," Mako said.

Mako and Komuro first acquainted in 2012 when they met at International Christian University in Tokyo. Although not from among the nobility, Komuro is known as the 'prince of the sea' for ever becoming a star of beach tourism promotion advertising in Japan.

Their engagement announced by the Japanese Empire in November last year was greeted with the enthusiasm of the residents. Mako himself must abandon his noble status when married to Komuro who is an ordinary man.
(imk / knv)

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Marriage of the same sex in Australia Official Sah

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Among those who married after midnight Craig Burns and Luke Sullivan, both of whom will compete for the Australian national squad at the Commonwealth Games Commonwealth Games to be held in April in Queensland.

"This is another way to show your partner's love and appreciation in front of the people in your life, "Burns said.

The Australian Parliament formally endorsed same-sex marriages last month by a large margin in both the House and Senate shortly after a nationwide voluntary survey by post in which 62 percent those who returned the ballot voted "yes" to validate same-sex marriage.

Governor-General Pet er Cosgrove, who represents Queen Elizabeth as Australian head of state, signed the bill into law as soon as it passes in parliament. Couples have to wait to get married because they have to give notice 30 days in advance under Australian law.

Some couples get dispensed for marriage before the law officially goes into effect for various reasons, including a disease that is expected to take immediate life one of the couples.

Australia joins more than 20 other countries, including the United States, legally approving gay marriage.