Princess Mako the former Japanese princess who gave up her royalty for the man she loves has moved to the United States with her newlywed husband, commoner Kei Komuro.
According to a Japanese public broadcaster NHK who reported their Lexiit said that Mako who exited Japan’s royal family to marry a commoner, arrived in New York on Sunday, Nov. 14.
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.
At a press event after their marriage ceremony last month, the newlyweds apologized for any trouble caused by their marriage and expressed gratitude to those who supported them.
“To me, Kei is a very important, indispensable existence,” Mako said.
“Mako and I would like to build a warm, nice family,” Komuro said. “Happy times, unhappy times, we would like to be together, and we will be indispensable to each other.”