Former Japanese Princess looks festive while carrying Christmas gifts in New York City

Princess Mako: Move to US 'a fresh start' says Tseng

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Exclusive photos shared by MailOnline show the former Japanese princess walking on the Upper East Side with festive gifts in hand on Thursday. Dressed in stylish longline black double breasted coat, cream turtleneck top, green patterned skirt, black tights, and ballet flats, the ex-royal looked radiant in New York City weather.

She matched her outfit with a blue handbag and covered up in a white face mask.

Mako, 30, recently moved to the Big Apple after dramatically marrying her husband Kei Komuro.

As per the report, the ex-royal paid a visit to a Park Avenue apartment building whose residents include US diplomat Caroline Kennedy.

However, it is unclear if she stopped by to see Kennedy, who was appointed US ambassador to Japan in 2013 by Barack Obama, and resigned shortly before President Trump’s inauguration in 2017.

According to the report, Mako entered the building around 1pm and stayed for about 3 hours.

Kennedy is currently awaiting Senate confirmation after President Biden nominated her to be Ambassador to Australia.

Mako has been adapting to her new life as a commoner in New York City where she recently moved with her new husband after sensationally giving up her royal title to marry him in October.

The princess has been a fish out of water since leaving behind a nation that has criticized her marriage to a commoner, and having to adapt to a new country half a world away from the confines of the Imperial House.

Mako’s loss of royal status comes from the Imperial House Law, which allows only male succession.

She is the daughter of the emperor’s younger brother, and her 15-year-old brother Hisahito is expected to become emperor.

Mako tied the knot with university sweetheart Kei Komuro in Tokyo in October after an eight-year engagement despite many in their native country openly opposing the nuptials – polls show up to 80 percent disapproval.

Before landing in the US on November 14, Mako declined the offer of 140million yen (£914,000) payment to which she was entitled for leaving the imperial family, palace officials said.

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She is expected to find a job in New York.

Her husband failed the New York State Bar Association exam, according to Japanese broadcaster NHK.

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