Wedding of Japanese princess delayed by financial woes of future in-laws

Princess Mako will lose royal status when she marries Kei Komuro, a lawyer, whose mother is reportedly in debt over his education

The parents of Japan’s Princess Mako have said that her marriage cannot go ahead until her fiance’s mother has resolved a reported financial scandal.

Mako, the eldest grandchild of Emperor Akihito, caused a stir last September when she announced her engagement to Kei Komuro, a 26-year-old lawyer whom she had met while they were studying at a university in Tokyo.

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