Japan

Princess Mako visits ancestors' grave to report marriage plans

Japan’s Princess Mako has gone to the graves of her great-grandparents to report her marriage plans. Princess Mako of Akishino travelled to Musashi Imperial Mausolea Grounds to visit the mausoleums of her paternal great-grandparents, Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako, on Tuesday, 12 October on the outskirts of Tokyo. Some people had gathered to see the royal visit the tombs, and she…
Read more
Japan

No progress made in financial dispute concerning Princess Mako's fiancé

The financial dispute between Kei Komuro, Princess Mako of Akishino’s fiancé, and his mother’s former fiancé has seen no progress. The dispute concerns money that was also used for Kei Komuro’s tuition, and it is unclear if the money was meant to be a gift or a loan. The former fiancé of Kei Komuro’s mother Kayo has now released a statement saying that no progress…
Read more
Japan

Japan's Princess Mako diagnosed with PTSD as marriage date is announced

Japan’s Princess Mako of Akishino has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as the Imperial Household announced her wedding date this month to her fiancé, Kei Komuro. The Princess has been unwell since 2018 and has been diagnosed with a complex form of PTSD caused by psychological abuse of her and Komuro and their families. The psychiatrist who diagnosed Mako…
Read more
Bhutan

New photo released of Bhutan's Royal Family

The Royal Office for Media for the King and Queen of Bhutan has released a new family photo. The new photo features King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Queen Jetsun Pema, Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel (5) and Prince Ugyen Wangchuck (18 months). The image was taken in…
Japan

Emperor Naruhito and family to move palaces

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako are set to move palaces on Monday with their daughter, Princess Aiko. The Imperial Household has announced the family will begin moving into their new residence at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo at the beginning of the week. The family currently resides at Akasaka Imperial Residence in the Minato Ward of the capital but will now reside at the former Fukiage…
Read more