Princess Mako of Japan: after giving up her royal title, she lands in New York

The former Japanese princess Mako arrived in New York on Sunday 14 November 2021. She had given up her royal title to marry her current husband, Kei Komuro.

On Sunday 14 November, the former Japanese princess Mako was spotted at John F. Kennedy International Airport. She and her husband arrived in the US after a 12-hour flight. Last month, the couple married in a low-key ceremony. The niece of Emperor Naruhito had renounced her royal title to marry Kei Komuro, a commoner. After only a few weeks of this union, the couple decided to start a new life in America.

The couple arrived surrounded by security at the airport. They are reportedly renting a flat in New York, according to the BBC. Komuro currently works at a law firm in New York. A position he has held since graduating from Fordham University Law School. In addition, reports earlier this month from People claim that Komuro failed the bar exam. However, he plans to retake it.

Princess Mako of Japan traded royalty for love
Princess Mako and Komuro have a story that you only see in the movies. Princess Mako had to give up her royal titles to marry Komuro. It is Japanese law that requires a princess to leave the imperial family if she wants to marry a commoner. In addition to her title, which she willingly gave up for love, she also refused a sum of 1.3 million dollars. According to tradition, this sum is paid by the Japanese government to royal women who have lost their royal status to marry

Princess Mako and Kei Komuro met at an event at a restaurant in Shibuya, Tokyo. At the time, they were both students at the International Christian University in Tokyo.

 

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