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They chose following their hearts over wearing their crowns

The niece of Japan's emperor gave up her title and $1.3 million to marry commoner Kei Komuro. Before the wedding, Mako was diagnosed with PTSD from the uproar.

Princess Mako

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For me, Kei is irreplaceable —
marriage was a necessary choice for us.

Mako, according to the BBC

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He and wife Meghan Markle stepped down as working royals in 2020, leaving England for California. They later discussed the toxicity of palace life.

Prince Harry

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I didn't see a way out. I was trapped but I didn't know I was trapped.

harry to oprah winfrey

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Harry’s late mother lost the HRH designation after divorcing Prince Charles in 1996, though she retained certain privileges and continued her charitable work. 

Princess Diana

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I’d like to be a queen in people’s hearts, but I don’t see myself being queen of this country.

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Norway’s princess agreed to stop using her royal title for business due to outcry over her speaking tour with her American boyfriend Durek, a celebrity shaman.

Princess Märtha Louise

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When you meet your twin flame, you know. I have been lucky enough to have met mine.

Märtha Louise on Instagram

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