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'I love Mako': a transcript of comments by princess, new husband

Couple thank people for support, but take aim at 'false information'

Kei Komuro, left, said "I feel very sad that over the past few years, Mako has become mentally and physically ill as a result of false information being treated as if it were true."

TOKYO--Japan's Princess Mako has lost her royal status after marrying her commoner boyfriend Kei Komuro, following years of controversy over a financial dispute involving his mother. The niece of Emperor Naruhito became Mako Komuro under a family registry with her university sweetheart on Tuesday.

The newlyweds, both 30, appeared together in front of the media in the afternoon for the first time in about four years.

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