After impending wedding of Japan Princess Mako, here's a look the wedding controversies of royals
Princess Mako has been making news because of reports surrounding her fiancé’s family.
Princess Mako of Japan, the 26-year-old granddaughter of Emperor Akihito took everyone by surprise when she got engaged a month back, to Kei Komuro, someone she met while studying at International Christian University in Tokyo. Even though her decision meant she would have to give up her claim to the throne, Mako stood by Komuro. However, the wedding has now been postponed, due to an alleged financial dispute between the mother of the groom-to-be and her former fiancé. They are apparently quarrelling over Komuro’s education expenses, which were paid for by his mother’s ex-fiancé.
Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, daughter of King George IV and sister of Queen Elizabeth II, and her photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones were married for nearly 20 years but their union was riddled with controversy right from the start. After getting hitched in 1960, Armstrong-Jones was made the Earl of Snowdon and Viscount Linley and the couple went had two children. However, Armstrong-Jones was rumoured to be bi-sexual and had even fathered a child from an affair he had shortly before getting married.
Princess Beatrix of Netherlands, married a man with a dark past. Claus von Amsberg was a German diplomat who was part of Youth Hitler, causing people to oppose the alliance when it was announced. The couple got married in 1966 amid protests and people painting Swastikas around, Amsterdam. The Princess’ parents, however, approved of the marriage and Claus eventually became a member of the royal family. They have three sons.
Queen Beatrix faced her share of controversy during her wedding but endured some more of it when her second son, Prince Johan Friso, got engaged to Mabel Wisse Smit. The bride-to-be was quite open about her connections with Klaas Bruinsma, a Dutch gang leader and drug baron. Her past made the family avoid putting the alliance before parliament for approval due to which the prince lost his place in line to the throne. The wedding still took place in 2004 and Smit became a part of the Dutch Royal Family, but not the Dutch Royal House, as per tradition.
Prince Carl Philip
Prince Carl Philip, the only son of King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia, shocked his family and the public when he announced that he was in love with Sofia Hellqvist, a model and reality star who had posed nearly nude for a Swedish men’s magazine. His choice of life partner was met with opposition at the start but they went on to have an elegant wedding in 2015 in Stockholm.