Former Japanese Princess Mako Komuro and husband Kei Komuro arrived in New York City on Sunday, confirming earlier speculation that the couple would relocate after marriage.
Life after royalty: Mako, the granddaughter of former emperor Akihito, renounced her royal title to marry Komuro, a commoner, at a registry office in Tokyo on Oct. 26.
Former Princess Mako finally marries, becomes a commoner despite years of relentless public hounding
Mako Komuro, formerly known as Princess Mako, and her long-term partner Kei Komuro who was the subject of controversies and the Japanese public’s disapproval, married on Tuesday.
Their journey recapped: In 2017, Mako, the granddaughter of former Emperor Akihito, publicly announced her engagement to Kei, a commoner. It meant that she would need to renounce her royal title and become a commoner once married.
Japan’s Princess Mako and her long-term boyfriend, Kei Komuro, are entering the final stages of their upcoming marriage to the dismay of many in the Japanese public.
Royal drama: In 2017, Princess Mako, the granddaughter of former Emperor Akihito, publicly announced her engagement to Komuro, a commoner, and had the approval of the majority of Japan’s citizens.
Japanese Princess Mako and her fiancé, Kei Komuro, set their wedding for November 2018, but the groom-to-be’s financial woes forced the wedding to be postponed.
The pair made global headlines in 2017 when it was revealed that Mako, the granddaughter of Japan’s Emperor Akihito, was ready to give up her royal title to marry a “commoner” she met at a restaurant.
Japanese princess Mako of Akishino said on Sunday that she if officially set to give up her royal title so she could marry a commoner who was able to capture her heart with “bright smiles like the sun.”
The 25-year-old first met her beau five years ago during a study-abroad program in Shibuya.
Right out of the pages of a Disney movie, Princess Mako, the granddaughter of Japan’s Emperor Akihito, is ready to give up her royal title to marry a beach tourism worker she met at a restaurant.
The 25-year-old princess is set to be engaged to Kei Komuro, also 25, who is a law firm worker and graduate student, the Imperial House told CNN.