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
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

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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
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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