Princess Mako And Her Fiancé Postponed Their Engagement Because They’re Not Ready For Marriage Yet

February 7, 2018 / Posted by:

Last September, Princess Mako made the Japanese royal family tree a little more naked when she announced she was getting married to non-royal person Kei Komuro. As custom dictates she can only marry royal-caliber peen or else forfeit the royal title. She seemed ready to do it, too, until today when she and Kei issued a statement saying they were postponing the wedding until at least 2020.

CNN says Mako and her “commoner fiancé” Kei (damn, CNN! Y’all know how to snatch a weave!) postponed walking down the aisle because they weren’t ready for marriage. The wedding was supposed to be in November and going to be a pretty big deal for the country, the family, and the soon-to-step-down Emperor Akihito  The couple blames the postponing on being too young:

“It is because of our immaturity and we just regret it.”

Sigh, that was basically the phrase used at the end of each of my college flings…or what I told myself throughout my Sunday hangover last week. The princess and her fiancé are both 26, and were college sweethearts who have known each other for years. The BBC alludes to how the postponement comes after a magazine wrote about Kei’s mother’s alleged financial problems, but the family denied that would have anything to do with the delayed marriage. Suuuuure.

While the snooty Brits even called Kate Middleton and Princess Diana commoners, both came from pretty affluent backgrounds. In the instance of Kei, his commoner status seems pretty genuine. He works at a law firm (but isn’t a lawyer) and even had a little bit of a taste of celebrity after appearing as the “Prince Of The Sea” in tourist ads for the city of Fujisawa. Even if marrying Kei will strip Mako of her royal status, I can’t imagine the royal family completely locking the door on her. Especially when Meghan Markle comes to town with Prince Harry on state visits. Who better to talk SAG cards and legal work with her than Kei?!

Pic: AP

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