Japan’s Princess Ayako QUITS royal family to marry commoner declaring she’s ‘full of joy’
JAPAN’S royal family said goodbye to Princess Ayako who gave up her title to marry commoner Kei Moriya in a glittering wedding in Tokyo.
The 28-year-old princess said “I am filled with happiness” as she sat next to her 32-year-old groom, an employee of shipping company Nippon Yusen, after the traditional ceremony at Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine.
She wore a large, multiple layered kimono and extravagant molded hair, typical of imperial aristocracy, while the groom wore a black tuxedo with grey trousers for the ceremony at the shrine dedicated to the spirit of her great-grandfather, Emperor Meiji.
Her cream kimono featured red flowers and was finished with a purple skirt and shoes.
Upon leaving the ceremony, Princess Ayako was seen in a deep red kimono with a train