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Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, and her longtime boyfriend Kei Komuro will be formally engaged in March in a traditional court ceremony, an Imperial Household Agency source said Tuesday.

The traditional rite of betrothal called Nosai no Gi is slated for March 4, which falls on a Sunday. The wedding ceremony is expected to take place next fall, the source said.

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