In recent days, Japanese media have continuously reported on the turmoil within the family of Crown Prince Akishino – the younger brother of Emperor Naruhito. Many sources close to the royal family said that Crown Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko have been in a marriage crisis for a whole year.
The “nearly separated” relationship of the Japanese Imperial couple is considered a public secret within the royal family. A close friend of the Akishino family revealed to the newspaper Daily Shincho: “Currently, the two are in a situation where there is almost no daily communication, unless there is a work-related issue.” Recently, the couple also do not have many schedules to appear together.
The future Emperor and Empress of Japan are rumored to be having a serious marriage rift
The cause of the marriage crisis of the Crown Prince and his wife is said to be due to the pressure and disagreements piled up in resolving the recent scandal of the eldest daughter Mako and the youngest son Hisahito. Over the past few years, the strongly opposed marriage of former Princess Mako has always been the focus of public criticism. While, 15-year-old Prince Hisahito has just been accused of plagiarism winning the award as well as “going through the back door” to enter the prestigious school..
Princess Kiko is often criticized for being ambitious and too strict when trying everything to force her son to become the image of the “perfect future emperor” to her liking. Not only that, she also had a psychological crisis after the death of her biological father right after the dismal wedding of her eldest daughter. An employee of the Akishino family said: “Recently when the staff asked the Duchess to report on her work, I was not entirely convinced. She seems to have become a different person than before.”
Akishino’s family is currently being distrusted and distrusted by the Japanese after so many markets
The bad news about this marriage relationship is like “adding fuel to the fire” before the series of bad things that the Akishino family is suffering for a long time. Many people think that the couple is not suitable to become the heads of the royal family in the future if they really don’t get along, but only “act” forcefully in public. Crown Prince Akishino and his wife have already lost points when they are not able to solve the media crisis caused by former Princess Mako and her husband Kei Komuro for many years. HToday’s royal family is mainly symbolic and needs to bring an exemplary and positive image to the people, while it is difficult for the Crown Prince’s family to meet that standard.
According to survey statistics, more than half of Japanese people agree and support Princess Aiko – the only daughter of current Emperor Naruhito ascending the throne, abolishing the law that women are not allowed to inherit. In addition to the main cause of supporting feminism, part of the reason also comes from the fact that the people are not too fond of the current successor couple. HThe positive, friendly, and popular image of the Japanese Emperor Naruhito – Empress Masako’s family further increased mistrust towards their younger brother and sister-in-law.
The Crown Prince and his wife had a long time together happily and peacefully
Crown Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko met and dated when they both studied at Gakushuin University. The couple was married since 1990, has been married for 32 years and has 3 children: former Princess Mako (born in 1991), Princess Kako (born in 1994) and Prince Hisahito (born in 2006).
Source: Yahoo Japan