"Love is most important": Today she celebrates her 30th birthday as a princess, on Tuesday she becomes an ordinary citizen

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Princess Mako / Photo: EPA-EFE

"Japanese Princess Mako is celebrating her 30th birthday today, the last time as a member of the royal family before marrying her fiancé next week and becoming an ordinary citizen."CNN".

Her marriage to Kei Komura on Tuesday will mean she becomes an ordinary citizen of the Japanese state under laws that allow members of the royal family to retain their royal status after marriage.

Japanese Princess Mako marries 'ordinary man'

Photos of the princess walking with her younger sister appeared on social media today, but the princess did not comment on her birthday.

The three-year engagement of Princess Mako and Komura was marked by numerous scandals and quarrels that began when a tabloid reported that Komuro was involved in a financial scandal.

The royal court announced at a press conference in early October that Princess Mako had developed post-traumatic stress disorder due to the intense media scrutiny she underwent due to her engagement.

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