Japan’s Harry & Meghan: a princess gives up her title for love

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Period27 Oct 2021

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleJapan’s Harry & Meghan: a princess gives up her title for love
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Briefing - Southern Cross Media
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size23 minutes
    DescriptionThe world’s media is comparing the saga surrounding yesterday’s marriage of Japan’s Princess Mako and commoner Kei Komuro to the Harry & Meghan story. Japanese tabloids have long been obsessed with the country’s royals, but the fact this latest scandal is gathering international attention suggests growing interest in the family. Dr Tom Baudinette is an expert in Japanese culture and senior lecturer at Macquarie University. In this intriguing episode of the Briefing, Dr Baudinette explains the key source of controversy in the whole saga is whether Komuro is a worthy husband for a royal. He explains why the wedding is dividing the Japanese people.
    PersonsTom Baudinette