Japanese princess will get married – level 2
Japanese Princess Mako will marry Kei Komuro on October 26. Mako and her former college classmate were engaged in 2017, and the public was very interested in the couple.
Soon, the media wrote about Komuro´s mother and her debt. There were reports that she got 35,000 dollars from her fiancé, and she used some of the money to pay Komuro´s college. Komuro said that the money was a gift, but the scandal was very unpleasant for the royal family. The couple waited to have the wedding, and Komuro left to study in the US.
Last week, Komuro returned, and the couple announced the date of their wedding. After the wedding, Princess Mako will leave the royal family, which is a custom in Japan.
Difficult words: debt (money which a person must pay back to somebody), scandal (something what makes many people surprised and upset), custom (something what people usually do, and it is typical for the place or time in which they live).
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