Milestones

MARRIED. PRINCESS SAYAKO, 36, only daughter of Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, to YOSHIKI KURODA, 40, a city planner and childhood friend; in Tokyo. Sayako loses her royal status by marrying a commoner and will move out of the Imperial Palace to a rented one-bedroom apartment. The former Princess has quit her job as an ornithological researcher to practice her cooking and learn to drive before becoming a housewife. She will pay taxes and no longer receive a royal stipend, although she will be given a lump sum of $1.3 million to start her new life.

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