Princess Ayako was born on 15 September 1990 at the Aiiku Hospital in Tokyo. She was the first member of the Imperial Family to be born in the Heisei period, an era of her first cousin once removed, Emperor Akihito.
Japanese Princess Ayako, dressed in traditional ceremonial gown, is on her way to her wedding ceremony in Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. Japan’s Princess Ayako married Kei Moriya, a commoner in a ritual-filled ceremony Monday at Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine.(Fumine Tsutabayashi/Kyodo News via AP)