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Japan’s former princess Mako and her husband Kei Komuro left Tokyo on Sunday for the United States where they will begin their new life together.

The couple, who married in October, left from Haneda airport and plan to settle in New York City, where Komuro will develop his career at a law firm.

The niece of Emperor Naruhito, and eldest daughter of Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko, wed Komuro on Oct. 26, amid controversy over an alleged financial dispute between Komuro's mother and her ex fiance, which sparked criticism and for years delayed the wedding.

On Friday, two days before the couple's departure from Japan, a settlement was made in the financial dispute, according to local media.