Wedding of Princess Mako

Princess Mako of Akishino, the eldest daughter of Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko, married Kei Komuro with an official from the Imperial Household Agency registering the marriage on their behalf with the municipal government, followed by a Press Conference at a Hotel in Tokyo on October 26th. The Wedding took place without without any associated Imperial rites, due to the controversy of the match, and Princess Mako was seen off by her parents and younger sister Princess Kako as she departed Tōgū Palace, leaving behind her title and all vestiges of her Imperial life, and becoming Mrs Mako Komuro. Princess Kako later joined the couple at the hotel to support them ahead of the press conference. Continue reading

Princess Mako’s Diamond Tiara

Happy Birthday to Princess Mako of Akishino, who turns 30 today! The elder daughter of the Japanese Crown Prince and Crown Princess, Princess Mako is also the eldest grandchild of the former Emperor Akihito and is set to leave her royal titles when she controversially marries Kei Komuro next week. To mark the day, and this important milestone in Princess Mako’s life, we are featuring her Diamond Tiara and Parure!  Continue reading