Princess Mako, a 25-year-old granddaughter of Japanese Emperor Akihito, announced that marries employee of the law firm Kay Komuro, with whom the Princess met during the study, reports the BBC.
Laws of the Japanese Imperial family obligate a person of Royal blood to leave the family in case of marriage to a commoner.
The official engagement of young people will take place after the formal ceremony of exchanging gifts. About the wedding date will be announced later.
This is not the first similar case in modern history of the Imperial family of Japan. For the first time a member of the Japanese Imperial family has abandoned its status in 2005, when Auntie Princess Mako, Princess Sayako also married a commoner and left the Palace. Young married in a modest ceremony and moved to a new apartment, and the Princess had to learn to drive a car and walk to the supermarket.