Love a dreamy royal wedding? So do we. But we may not be hearing royal wedding bells ringing in Japan any time soon because Crown Prince Akishino recently said at a news conference that he doesn’t know if his daughter, Princess Mako, will still be going ahead with her plans to marry her boyfriend, Kei Komuro.
“I have not heard from my daughter about it, so I do not know how things are at this stage and what she thinks about it,” he told reporters.
It is said that the young couple are putting off their wedding plans because Komuro’s family is involved in a financial dispute, and the crown prince had asked Komuro’s family to resolve those issues before going ahead with the wedding.
“If (their marriage) cannot be celebrated by many people, we cannot hold the betrothal ceremony,” he said.
Money can definitely make a break a couple. Read on to find out more about whether you’re financially ready to get married.
Here’s a couple reality checks about getting married:
- Marriage does not always equate to “happily ever after.”
- One of the biggest reasons couples break up or marriages end, is money.
While external circumstances might make it hard to control #1, it is possible to work on #2. While we’re all big fans of love and romance here at CLEO, it’s important to remember the practical side of marriage, and a lot of that has to do with money.
In fact, money — mainly how you and your partner manage it — can be instrumental in having a healthy and happy marriage. And it’s important to think of a few key issues before you tie the knot. Here are five ways you should be able to deal with money, before either of you wants to put a ring on it.
Text: Anna V. Haotanto/ The New Savvy
Additional reporting: Karen Fong
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