Tokyo – Former Princess of Japan mako, the monarch’s niece, left the country with her new husband on Sunday to start a new life in the United States.
Known as Mako Komuro giving up his royal title to marry college sweetheart kei komuro Last month, the former royal and her husband, both 30, waited for reporters at Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport before boarding an ANA flight to New York.
Well-wishers shook hands from the terminal as the plane left the gate.
their marriage mohit Japan and ignited a public discourse about the royal family’s gender roles and media coverage.
Mako was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder this year after their engagement was marred by a money scandal, intense media scrutiny and the couple’s three-year separation.
After the wedding, Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko’s daughter Mako obtains her first passport so that she can accompany Kei to New York, where he works at a law firm.