People wished Princess Mako well after she finally married her university sweetheart, Kei Komuro, following a yearslong postponement and public discontent over a financial dispute involving Komuro's mother.

About 100 members of the media as well as a group of well-wishers gathered in front of the imperial residence in the Akasaka Estate, hoping to catch a glimpse of the princess leaving after the couple's marriage was registered.

The niece of Emperor Naruhito forfeited her imperial status upon marrying a commoner and became Mako Komuro under her husband's family registry.