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Why Princess Märtha Louise of Norway Is Ditching Her Royal Title After ‘Discussions with Family’


Princess Märtha Louise of Norway is making a big change when it comes to her official royal title.

The royal has agreed to stop using the title of “Princess” in her business activities, the Norwegian Royal Household announced on Wednesday.

Princess Märtha has been on tour with her American boyfriend, Shaman Durek (a.k.a. Derek Verrett), a “spiritual guide and gifted healer” to the stars who counts Gwyneth Paltrow among his celebrity clients. Their speaking tour was called “The Princess and the Shaman.”

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The 47-year-old royal, whose parents are King Harald V and Queen Sonja, shared the decision on Instagram, writing: “There have been many discussions about my use of title in a commercial context lately. The fact that I used Princess in the title of my tour, I have said before that I am very sorry, and I still stand by that. It was a mistake and I understand that it provokes when the princess title is used this way.

“The discussions are something I have taken seriously, and in collaboration with my family we have found that it is best that we make some changes.

“We have therefore jointly come to the conclusion that I use the title princess when I represent the Royal House, do my official assignments at home and abroad and in private contexts. From now on I will not use my princess title in a commercial context. That is, in all commercial contexts, I only use Märtha Louise.

“I find this to be a good solution where there is a clear distinction between my business activities and my role as representative of the Royal House, and that I have thus created room for greater freedom in my business activities.”

A new promotional shot of their webinar showed the official name change.

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Reklame/ Saturday 10th my beloved @shamandurek and I are hosting our first webinar together at 5pm EST(23.00 Norwegian time)! I am super excited to have this direct contact with you all talking about Love, life and change on this planet. We will share our wisdom and pick 5 of the questions you pose either here on my account or on @shamandurek. Sign up link☝in BIO. See you Saturday! 🥰🙌🙌🥰👏 What topic would you like us to elaborate on?

A post shared by Princess Märtha Louise (@princessmarthalouise) on Aug 5, 2019 at 8:32am PDT


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I am so excited about the webinar that my beloved @shamandurek and I are hosting on Saturday 10th at 5pm EST(23.00 Norwegian time). We will talk about love, life and change on this planet. I am so looking forward to seeing you all. If you have a question or a topic you would like us to discuss, please write below. We will pick out 5 questions to answer. See you soon. Link in BIO for sign up ☝

A post shared by Märtha Louise (@martha.louise.intuitive) on Aug 7, 2019 at 5:07am PDT


Three years after the royal divorced husband Ari Behn after 14 years of marriage, Märtha Louise, who has three daughters from her marriage, confirmed she was in a new relationship with American Shaman Durek by sharing a series of photos on Instagram.

“When you meet your twin flame, you know. I have been lucky enough to have met mine,” she captioned the pictures. “@shamandurek has changed my life, like he does with so many. He has made me realize that unconditional love actually exists here on this planet. He embraces all of me without question or fear. He makes me laugh more than anyone, has the most profound wisdom to share and all the bits in between from the diversity of his being.”

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Blending in just got a new definition. 😂😂 Sometimes it is hard blending in when nobody sees you. Other times it is hard sticking your neck out too much and you get noticed in ways you never thought possible. Not always a pleasant experience either. So whatever you do in whatever circumstance be you. Be true. Because you are not dependent on other people’s recognition or lack thereof. You are worthy just the way you are. With your whole potential. Because there is no one else who can do exactly what you choose to do in this world. There is only one of you. So make your days count. Make your soul shine in this world for everyone to see and experience the true you. What makes you shine and thrive?

A post shared by Princess Märtha Louise (@princessmarthalouise) on Jun 14, 2019 at 7:36am PDT

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Princess Märtha Louise continued, “I feel so happy and blessed that he is my boyfriend. Thank you my love, for including me so generously into your family. I love you from this eternity to the next.”

Read more: people.com


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