Japanese Princess Ayako, right, dressed in traditional ceremonial robe, and groom Kei Moriya, left, speak to the reporters after their wedding ceremony at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (Kyodo News via AP)
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Japan's Princess Ayako married a commoner in a ritual-filled ceremony Monday at Tokyo's Meiji Shrine. Ayako and groom Kei Moriya were shown on national news walking slowly before guests at the shrine. Ayako, 28, is the daughter of the emperor's cousin, and Moriya, 32, works for major shipping company Nippon Yusen.Women who marry into the imperial family become members of the family, but those who marry commoners, like Ayako, must leave.Moriya said he hoped to help Ayako adjust to a commoner's life.Ayako's father, Prince Takamado, who was active in supporting Japanese football, died in 2002 .
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