And, around the imperial residence, passersby looked favorably on him: “The most important thing is that she be happy,” said Machiko Yoshimoto, in her 60s. “It would have been better to have a more festive atmosphere, rather than this difficult situation which is sad and unfortunate,” said Shigehiro Hashimoto, 54.
They move to the United States
In Mako and Kei’s link, “there will be no wedding ceremony, banquet or other rituals, and there will be no payment” to the bride, the imperial agency had indicated this month, referring to the conventional gift of 153 million yen (1 , 35 million dollars).
The couple are known to plan to move to the United States, prompting comparisons against another royal couple also under heavy media pressure: Prince Harry of England and his wife Meghan Markle.