Japan’s ex-princess Mako, the emperor’s niece, departed the nation along with her new husband on Sunday to begin a brand new life in america. Often known as Mako Komuro after giving up her royal title to marry school sweetheart Kei Komuro final month, the previous royal and her husband, each 30, walked previous ready journalists at Tokyo’s Haneda Worldwide Airport earlier than boarding an ANA flight for New York.
Nicely-wishers waved from the terminal because the aircraft left the gate. Their marriage captivated Japan and ignited a public dialogue about gender roles and media protection of the royal household. Mako was identified with post-traumatic stress dysfunction this 12 months after their engagement was stricken by a cash scandal, intense media scrutiny and the couple’s three-year separation.
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