Former Japanese Princess, Mako, Who Gave up her Royalty for Love, Relocates to the US (Photos)

Princess Mako made news when she chose love with a commoner over royalty. She’d rather have a life with her boyfriend, over staying in Japan and performing her royal duties as a prices.

 
 
 

After staying a room apartment in Japan, with her husband after their wedding, Princess Mako (now Former) moved to the United States with her newlywed husband, commoner Kei Komuro.

 
 
 
 

Mako, chose Kei Komuro over royalty, exited Japan’s royal family to marry a commoner, last month, arrived in New York on Sunday, Nov. 14, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported.

 
 
 

The couple, both 30, who got married on October 26 in a subdued ceremony, departed from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on Sunday morning. They will rent an apartment in New York, where Komuro is employed as a clerk at a law firm, according to the NHK.

 


 

Mako, who turned 30 in October, announced her engagement with Komuro four years ago. But their union has been plagued by years of controversy and public disapproval over a money scandal involving Komuro’s mother. In an effort to appease a disapproving public, Mako turned down a one-off million-dollar payout from the government, which she was entitled to as a departing royal.

 
 
 
 
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