Princess Ayako, the 28-year-old daughter of Prince and Princess Takamado got married today, but it wasn’t to a fellow blue blood. She married 32-year-old Japanese businessman Kei Moriya. However, unlike the British royal family, which would probably let you get married to the Domino’s delivery guy and still keep your title (hey, he’s probably better behaved than most of the actual family), slumming it with a rich businessman means your title gets snatched in Japan. Wikipedia already did the honors, but it also poses a risk for the longevity of the imperial family – only 17 members remain!
People says there were only 30 people who attended the wedding earlier today at Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine. Ayako had her hurrrr did up in the ancient noblewoman style of “osuberakashi.”
Ayako also gave an official comment regarding her happy day:
“How happy I am that so many people have celebrated (our marriage). We want to make efforts to become a couple like my mother and father.”
Prince Takamado died in 2002, but Ayako says her dad would have been elated by the marriage. Princess Takamado must not care THAT much about her daughter giving up her royal status since she’s who played matchmaker in December and introduced the newlyweds. That being said, the Japanese royal family might want to cool it just because their nethers start to tingle at sight of any random peasant.
There are only 17 official members left, and 11 of them are woman – and one of those is already destined to ditch the title, too. Princess Mako may have claimed she and her fiancée Kei Komuro were too immature when they first got engaged, but their wedding is still slated for 2020 – yup, she’ll be gaining a peen for life, but that also means fucking her royal status into oblivion.
In the instance of Ayako, Princess Takamado must feel bad about introducing her daughter to the dude who rid her of a title. The elder royal was somehow able to tweak the rules to still let Ayako keep her patronage over two institutions. Call me vapid, but no peen is worth sacrificing a royal title I did absolutely nothing for in order to gain. Oh, who am I kidding? I’d give up being the Countess of the Sewers for a night with Ryan Gosling.