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Japan’s former princess Mako arrives in New York after giving up title

BBC News

November 14, 2021

Japan’s former princess Mako has arrived in the US with her new “commoner” husband, Kei Komuro, after leaving the royal family.

There was minimal pageantry as the college sweethearts, who 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 forfeit their status upon marriage to a “commoner”.

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