The marriage of princes and princesses to ordinary people is not new, and many royal families have witnessed it in various parts of the world, and these marriages have always sparked controversy and criticism.

The most recent of these is the marriage of Japanese Princess Mako, 30, on October 26, who gave up her royal title and role in the Imperial Palace in order to marry the boy of her dreams, young lawyer Kei Komuro.

Japanese Princess Mako and her husband Kei Komuro announce their marriage at a press conference on October 26 (Reuters)

In a report published by the French newspaper "Lefigaro", writer Chloe Friedman says that Mako had to make several concessions in order to marry a commoner.

In addition to relinquishing her royal title, Mako refused to receive a $1.3 million reward given to women in the royal family in such cases, but she was nonetheless subjected to a torrent of criticism in the media and social media platforms for violating royal norms and protocols.

Prince Harry decided to give up his royal role, titles and ranks to preserve his marriage to American Megan Markle (European)

Exciting royal marriages

In January 2020, Prince Harry announced that he would give up his royal role and some of his military titles and ranks in order to preserve his marriage to divorced American actress Meghan Markle, after criticism escalated against her in the British press.

The British called Harry, Duke of Sussex, and his wife Megan Markle the exit from the royal family, "Migzit", and the controversy escalated about this exit after the couple's exciting media interview with Oprah Winfrey, during which they talked about the great pressures they experienced, especially when they had their first child.

Prince William married in April 2011 to Kate Middleton, and over the years she managed to win the hearts of the English (Reuters)

Harry's older brother, Prince William, married in April 2011 Kate Middleton, the daughter of a wealthy family, and over the years she managed to win the hearts of the English, according to the writer.

In the 1950s, Prince Rainier III of Monaco married American actress Grace Kelly.

Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria married sports coach Daniel Westling in 2010.

Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria married sports coach Daniel Westling in 2010 (Reuters)

Swedish Princess Madeleine also married British-American banker Christopher O'Neill, and their wedding took place in Stockholm on June 8, 2013, and Princess Madeleine, the daughter of King Carl Gustaf of Sweden 26, and Norway's Crown Prince Haakon was also associated with Mette-Marit, a single mother and a former drug addict.

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