Kei Komuro has passed the New York bar exam, possibly ending speculation about whether he could support his wife, Princess Mako of Japan, reports Fortune.
It was Komuro’s third attempt at the bar.
Komuro, a commoner, works at a New York law firm. Mako gave up her title when she married Mako and is employed as a museum curator.
His mentor, Tokyo-based attorney Okuno Yoshihiko, told a Tokyo broadcaster, according to People, that he received a call from Komuro thanking him for his help.
Komuro earned his law degree from Fordham University. CNN reports he will be admitted to the bar on January 11.
The marriage sparked a social uproar in Japan, mostly because Komuro’s family had some financial issues which have since been resolved, Fortune reported. The latest news will also reportedly increase his standing in the royal family.
Japanese media has compared the couple to Romeo and Juliet.
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