Kei Komuro, the husband of former Japanese princess Mako Komuro, has paid about 4 million yen ($35,000) to his mother's former fiance to settle a financial dispute that has overshadowed their marriage, the former fiance's representative said Thursday.
A total of 4,093,000 yen, the same amount the former fiance gave to the Komuro family to support them, was transferred Monday to a bank account designated by the former fiance, according to a magazine reporter representing him.
Kei Komuro, 30, and his mother's former fiance agreed to settle the dispute with the payment when they met Friday evening, the husband's lawyer explained.
On Sunday, former princess Mako Komuro, a 30-year-old niece of Emperor Naruhito, and Kei Komuro arrived in New York to start a new life in the city, where the husband works as a law clerk at a legal firm.
The couple tied the knot on Oct. 26 following a years-long postponement and public discontent over the financial dispute involving Komuro's mother.
In an unprecedented case for an imperial marriage, the former princess forwent the usual traditional rites and declined to receive a lump-sum payment of about 150 million yen of taxpayers' money.
She has been diagnosed with complex post-traumatic stress disorder caused by what she has described as the abuse directed at the couple and their families, according to the Imperial Household Agency.