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Japan’s former princess Mako moves to New York after giving up title

Japan’s former princess Mako has arrived in the US with her “commoner” husband, Kei Komuro, after leaving the royal family. The two wed last month, left from Tokyo airport on Sunday morning. They will rent an apartment in New York where Mr Komuro works at a law firm. Under Japanese law, female imperial family members […]

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Japan’s Princess Mako weds commoner boyfriend Kei Komuro, loses royal status

Japan’s Princess Mako married her non-royal boyfriend Kei Komuro in a restrained ceremony, formally marking her departure from the royal family. The couple submitted their registration at the local ward office around 10:00am local time on Tuesday, according to the Imperial Household Agency, forgoing the usual pomp and circumstance of most royal weddings. The newlyweds […]

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Japanese Princess to forego one-off million-dollar payment to wed commoner college classmate

Japan’s Princess Mako is set to forego a one-off million-dollar payment for giving up her royal status to wed a college classmate, local media said, clearing the way for a marriage delayed for years by controversy over her fiancĂ©. The 29-year-old granddaughter of then-Emperor Akihito and her former college classmate, Kei Komuro, announced their engagement […]