Chronology of major events related to Princess Mako's marriage

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The following is a chronology of major events related to the marriage between Princess Mako and her commoner boyfriend Kei Komuro.

Sept. 3, 2017 -- Imperial Household Agency announces Princess Mako's planned engagement to Kei Komuro.

December -- Weekly magazines report on a money dispute involving Komuro's family.

Feb. 6, 2018 -- Imperial Household Agency announces wedding will be postponed following reports of a money dispute between Komuro's mother and her former fiance.

Aug. 7 -- Komuro leaves for the United States to study at Fordham University's law school in New York.

November -- Prince Fumihito, father of Princess Mako, says Komuro's family should resolve financial issues for wedding to go ahead.

Jan. 22, 2019 -- Komuro says in a statement his family believes financial issues behind dispute have already been resolved.

Nov. 13, 2020 -- Princess Mako says in a statement she and Komuro think marriage is a "necessary choice" for them.

November -- Crown Prince Fumihito says he "approves" of marriage, but reiterates dispute should be solved.

April 8, 2021 -- Komuro releases a new statement detailing the dispute, expressing his resolve to tie the knot with Princess Mako.

April 12 -- Komuro expresses his intention to pay money to his mother's former fiance to settle dispute.

May -- Komuro graduates from Fordham University's law school in New York with a Juris Doctor degree.

July -- Komuro takes the New York state bar examination.

Sept. 27 -- Komuro returns to Japan to prepare for the marriage registration.

Oct. 1 -- Imperial Household Agency announces Princess Mako, Komuro to register marriage, hold a joint press conference on Oct. 26.

Oct. 18 -- Komuro visits Princess Mako's parents at the Akasaka Estate in Tokyo. The two reunite for the first time in about three years.

Oct. 22 -- Princess Mako meets with her uncle Emperor Naruhito and aunt Empress Masako in lieu of the usual wedding rites.

Oct. 25 -- Princess Mako meets with her grandparents -- former Emperor Akihito and former Empress Michiko.

Oct. 26 -- Princess Mako marries Komuro.