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Former Japanese princess Makp Komuro has moved with her husband to New York. 

The newlyweds arrived in the United States over the weekend. The former princess was stripped of her title when she decided to marry a commoner, Kei Komuro. 

The Guardian reports that the pair tied the knot in Tokyo last month in muted fashion, following years of public attention over a minor financial scandal involving Kei Komuro's mother, which Makp said caused her "sadness and pain". 

She was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder soon after the pair got engaged in 2017 due to the negative attention from the press. 

The now 30-year-olds met at university in Tokyo and started dating. They broke up for three years, but after reconciling they soon got engaged. 

Under postwar Japanese succession laws, only male members of the country's imperial family are allowed to ascend to the throne. 

Although the Japanese imperial family have no political influence, they are still highly regarded by the Japanese people. 

Image credit: IOL

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