"Princess Mako, who will turn 30 next month, is set to marry her fiancé, Kei Komuro, and then relocate to the United States. She has made clear her desire to decline the lump sum payment that female members of the Imperial Family receive as they give up their royal lives.
The money comes from taxes, and this could be in response to the financial controversy that has surrounded her long-term boyfriend for the past couple of years. She was set to receive 152.5 million yen (equivalent to a little over one million GBP) – an amount determined by the Imperial Household Economy Council, which includes Prime Minister Suga."
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