The wedding of Japan’s Princess Mako appears to be back on, 11 months after the Imperial Household Agency put the occasion on hold due to an unseemly row within her fiance’s family over money.
Kei Komuro is expected to release a statement in the coming days in which he will confirm that all financial disagreements between his relatives have been resolved and apologise for “causing trouble” by failing to explain the situation to the satisfaction of the imperial family, Kyodo News reported.
Mr Komuro, 28, and the 27-year-old princess announced their engagement in September 2017 and set last November for their wedding.
In February of last year, however, the Imperial Household Agency announced that the date for the wedding was being delayed after reports appeared in the tabloid media concerning a dispute between Mr Komuro’s mother and her former boyfriend over Y4 million (GBP28,312) that he loaned her, in part to cover her son’s university costs.
Mr Komuro’s mother reportedly claimed the money was a gift and that she was not obliged to repay it.