Princess Mako, now Mako Komuro, went shopping at Bed, Bath and Beyond in NYC

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Last week, Princess Mako and Kei Komuro left the Tokyo rental they were living in following their lowkey civil wedding in late October. Kei basically returned to Japan so they could marry, say goodbye to their families and enjoy a few weeks in Japan as a married couple. They flew to New York last week, and they’ve moved into their new pad: a one-bedroom rental in Hell’s Kitchen.

Former Japanese princess Mako of Akishino, who gave up her title to marry a commoner, has moved into a one-bedroom apartment in Hell’s Kitchen.

Mako, who took her husband Kei Komuro’s last name, relocated to New York after a short stint at a Tokyo apartment following their October wedding, according to the New York Post.

Komuro recently earned a law degree at Fordham University this year and works at Lowenstein Sander in New York. The ex-royal is in the process of obtaining a visa to work in the United States.

One-bedroom units at the 52nd Street building rent for at least $4,300 per month. Amenities include a rooftop lounge, gym, spa, library and golf simulator.

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I cannot even imagine the culture shock and the sense of freedom Mako must be feeling right now! She’s lived in the West before – she went to college at the University of Edinburgh and University of Leicester – but Kei is the one who seems to enjoy the American lifestyle, and he enjoyed his time at Fordham. Kei is currently working and studying to retake the New York Bar exam. Meanwhile, Mako – who is now Mako Komuro, no royal title – was seen out shopping at Bed, Bath and Beyond. She apparently bought hangers, towels, organizer baskets and paper towels. She must have had so much fun in there.

— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) November 22, 2021

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