The Japanese Royal Family
Princess Ayako is the 28 year old daughter of Princess Hisako and the late Prince Takamado, who died in 2002. Prince Takamado was the first cousin of Emperor Akihitio. Ayako is the youngest of three daughters born to Prince Takamado and Princess Hisako.
The oldest daughter, as an unmarried woman, retains her royal title and is known as Princess Tsuguko of Takamado. The middle daughter, Noriko, renounced her royal title in 2014 when she married Kunimaro Senge.