Japan’s former Princess Mako is working as a volunteer at the New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The former princess who gave up her royal rites to marry her college sweetheart Komuro now lives in New York City.
Mako who is fit for the job earned a degree in art and cultural heritage, also bagging a master’s in Art Museum and Gallery Studies in 2016 at the University of Leicester. A former curator said about her “She’s qualified and probably handling pieces in the collection. In general, it’s work which requires a great deal of preparation and often means spending a lot of time in the library.” Working with curators, she is deeply invoiced with planning an exhibition inspired by the 13th century monk that travelled to Japan and introduced the people to Buddhism.
The former Princess Mako relinquished all rites as the law in Japan requires that the princess leaves the imperial family after marriage to a commoner.
The former Princess Mako rejected a traditional payout of $1.3 million given by the Japanese government to royal women who lose their royal relinquished their royal rites when they marry a commoner.
Mako is the eldest daughter of Crown Prince Akishino. Since giving up her royal rites for love, Mako’s future sons cannot be in the line of succession.