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Mako Komuro, the former princess of Japan who left the royal family to marry commoners, moves to New York with her husband |  Globalism

Mako Komuro, the former princess of Japan who left the royal family to marry commoners, moves to New York with her husband | Globalism

On Sunday (14) the former Japanese Princess Mako Komuro traveled to United State Besides her husband, in exchange for the ancient imperial rites with the lights of New York.

Mako and Kei Komuro, both 30 years old, I got married in October in Tokyo (See more in the video at the end of this article)After years of press rumors and press criticism of the relationship, which, according to the former princess, sparked “sorrow and pain”.

Expensive Japanese ex-Mako (left) and her husband Kei Komuro at Tokyo International Airport before flying to the United States on November 14, 2021 – Photo: Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press

The couple will live in New York, the city where Kei Komuro studied law and currently works.

Protected by police and security guards, the two bypassed nearly 100 journalists and did not answer questions.

Mako, the niece of Emperor Naruhito, lost her royal title when she married a commoner due to the law of succession, which allows only men to take the Japanese throne.

After announcing their engagement in 2017, the couple faced a series of media reports about the K family’s alleged financial difficulties.

There are many demands for the Japanese royal family and the Imperial Household Agency has reported that Mako has suffered from post-traumatic stress from media attention.

“I was scared, sad and in pain when the rumors turned into baseless stories,” Mako said at a news conference after the wedding.

Key said he was “deeply saddened that Mako faced mental and physical difficulties.”

“I love Mako,” he said. “We only have one life and I want to spend it with the person I love.”

The controversy over the couple and their move to the United States has drawn comparisons to the other royal couple, Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The Japanese press reported that the Komore family, who met at the University of Tokyo, already have a house to live in in New York.

The Japanese emperor does not have any political power, but he is a figure of symbolic importance.

With a few royal men, a preliminary discussion began in Japan About rule changes, with some polls showing strong popular support for allowing women to be head of state.

But any change would be slow in the face of strong opposition from traditionalists.

Princess Mako defies Japanese law and marries commoners

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