Kei Komuro, the boyfriend of Japanese Princess Mako, at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York before his flight to Japan ahead of the couple’s wedding. Photo: AFP
Kei Komuro, the boyfriend of Japanese Princess Mako, at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York before his flight to Japan ahead of the couple’s wedding. Photo: AFP
Royalty

Japan’s media frenzy over Princess Mako’s fiancé Kei Komuro has shades of Harry and Meghan

  • Lights, cameras, helicopters: the return of Kei Komuro from his law studies in the United States has set off a media circus ahead of his marriage to Princess Mako, who is giving up her royal title to live with him in America
  • As the tabloids, briefly diverted by the groom-to-be’s haircut, peddle innuendo about his family’s finances and claims about a royal crisis, some see uncomfortable parallels with the UK’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Kei Komuro, the boyfriend of Japanese Princess Mako, at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York before his flight to Japan ahead of the couple’s wedding. Photo: AFP
Kei Komuro, the boyfriend of Japanese Princess Mako, at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York before his flight to Japan ahead of the couple’s wedding. Photo: AFP
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