Princess Mako of Japan paid a visit to her grandparents Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko on Monday, a day before her wedding to Kei Komuro.

The thirty-year-old princess saw the couple for the first time in more than a year and a half to say goodbye.

After her yes, she is no longer a member of the Imperial family.

The eldest daughter of Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko arrived at her grandparents' temporary residence in Tokyo around 10:20 a.m. (local time), according to Japanese media.

Just before entering, she waved from the car to the fans gathered at the gates.

Mako is the first grandchild of Akihito and Michiko.

The Empress Emerita announced on her 87th birthday last week that she will miss the princess.

One of her assistants said there is no doubt that the couple wish Mako good luck.

Visit to the sanctuaries

The princess already visited Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako on Friday and last week paid her last respects to her ancestors with a visit to the shrines on the palace grounds in Tokyo.

Normally that visit is part of the wedding ceremony, but due to the fuss surrounding the intended wedding, which was postponed due to an argument over a student loan from Komuro's ex-stepfather, the party is kept small.

Mako and Komuro got engaged in 2017 and were supposed to get married in 2018.

Akishino felt that marriage could not be married until the dispute was resolved.

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