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Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, and her longtime boyfriend, Kei Komuro, will speak to the press together on Sept. 3 to officially announce their engagement, the Imperial Household Agency said Thursday.

The announcement had originally been planned for July 8 but the couple decided to postpone it in the wake of damaging rains that lashed southwestern prefectures earlier in the month.

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