In May 2017, Japan’s Princess Mako of Akishino announced her engagement to commoner Kei Komuro, setting their wedding date for November 2018.
Now, she’s in the global spotlight once again for a very unexpected statement she made on February 6, 2018.
According to CNN, Princess Mako and her fiancé “have postponed their highly anticipated engagement and wedding until at least 2020, saying they were not yet ready for marriage.”
The couple met six years ago while attending International Christian University in Tokyo. According to People, the marriage would require Princess Mako to give up her royal status for love, which she has already announced and agreed to do.
But why the sudden change of plans?
Princess Mako explained in a statement that “it is because of our immaturity and we just regret it,” adding, “I wish to think about marriage more deeply and concretely and give sufficient time to prepare our marriage and for after the marriage.”
Apparently, the couple needs more time to prepare for their nuptials and the official ceremony they plan to have. Something tells me that they will definitely use this extra time to get everything right.
Check out the full story in the video below, and please SHARE if you think Princess Mako is making a smart decision by not rushing into marriage!
Photos: Getty / Jean Catuffe
CORRECTION: February 7, 2018
An earlier version of this story said the couple met five years ago. They met six years ago.