She Gave Up Her Royal Title To Marry A Commoner

Princess Ayoka Wedding Was a Traditional Event

During their wedding ceremony, Ayoka and Moriya participated in several Shinto rituals that symbolically cemented their marriage vows. The couple exchanged sake in traditional wedding cups. They also gave an offering of a Tamagushi branch. Afterwards, they two said their wedding vows and exchanged rings.

Princess Ayoka and her groom chose to wed in a private ceremony, unlike Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who had a televised ceremony in front of thousands of guests. The wedding of Ayoka and Moriya was only attended by close family members of either the bride or groom.

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