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Japan’s Former Princess Mako secures job for new ‘peaceful life’ in New York City


Mako Komuro, 30, married her boyfriend and upped sticks to New York last year and gave up a $1.3 million payout that is typically paid to royal women who lose their royal status upon their marriage. Japanese law states that a Princess must “leave the imperial family upon marriage to a commoner”.

The couple became engaged in 2013 and were married in October last year in a small ceremony after the Imperial Household stated that “their marriage is not celebrated by many people”.

Since the wedding and move to America, Mako’s husband Kei Komoro, has landed a role as a paralegal at a law firm in New York.

Japan Times revealed that Mako is volunteering at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in an unpaid role. 

The former Princess is reportedly assisting curators in the Asian art collection department of the museum.

Mako has been personally involved in organising and arranging an exhibition of paintings that are inspired by the life of a 13th century monk.

The monk that is at the centre of this exhibition travelled across Japan and introduced Buddhism. 

The former Princess met her husband at International Christian University where she graduated with a degree in art and cultural heritage which makes her perfectly qualified for the Met.

She also attended the University of Edinburgh where she studied for a degree in art and cultural heritage.

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“In general, it’s work which requires a great deal of preparation and often means spending a lot of time in the library.”

The couple moved into a lavish apartment in Manhattan last autumn that is reportedly a 10-minute drive away from the museum. 

After her wedding Mako said: “What I would like is just to lead a peaceful life in my new environment.”

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