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CHRYSANTHEMUM THRONE
A FUTURE PRINCESS
AMBIVALENT ROMANCE
A NEW 'DIANA'?
ROYAL WEDDING
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
TOUGH TIMES
CONQUERING ALL
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Masako Owada was an ambitious, career-driven 29-year-old diplomat when she took on the challenge of a lifetime becoming a crown princess in the world's oldest reigning family. More than ten years on, suffering from, as she described it "physical and mental fatigue", the princess disappeared from public view for more than a month, retreating from the spotlight and, it seems, the Imperial Palace to seek comfort at her parents' mountain home.

As Masako returns to life in Tokyo, hellomagazine.com takes a closer look at the princess, her life, her marriage and how she has struggled to cope with the pressures of being a crown princess.

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