Norway’s Prince Haakon has said his sister Princess Märtha Louise may lose her title, admitting the matter is “difficult”.
The Norwegian heir to the throne, 49, told the local press that he feels “responsible” for the future of the Norwegian monarchy, Norwegian media NRK reported, after it was rumored that crisis meetings over what to do with Märtha Louise’s royal family title is been going on for weeks.
Referring to his sister’s June engagement to star guru Durek Verrett, who goes by the name Shaman Durek and lives with Märtha in California, Haakon said he liked him on a personal level, but admitted that some viewers of the spiritual personality had caused controversy. in Norway.
This is because neighboring monarch Queen Margrethe II of Denmark shocked the world by announcing that the children of her second son, Prince Joachim, who lives in France, are Prince Nikolai, 23, Prince Felix, 20, Prince Henrik, 13, and Princess Athena, 10, will become earls and countesses, and will be known as Their Excellencies, rather than His or Her Royal Highness, from January 1.
Prince Haakon of Norway, who is heir to the throne, 49, told the local press that he feels “responsible” for the future of the Norwegian monarchy, Norwegian media NRK reported.
Referring to his sister’s June engagement to star guru Durek Verrett, who works under the name Shaman Durek, yes, and lives with Märtha Louise in California, Haakon said he liked him on a personal level, but admitted that some of the spiritual personality viewers had caused controversy in Norway
Speaking to the press during yesterday’s outing, Haakon said he would like to “welcome” Durek into the “family.”
He added that he had met the shaman “a number of times.”
But the royal family revealed that it had to look at the situation from the heir apparent’s perspective, saying: “I feel very responsible for the institution.”
He then discussed Durek’s controversial comments over the years, including the claim that children get cancer because they are unhappy.
Crown Prince Haakon and his wife Crown Princess Mette-Marit with King Harald V and Queen Sonja in 2004
The spirit guide dropped his book by his publisher in Norway when the claims were made public, causing an uproar in his fiancé’s native country.
‘We have of course noticed that some of what has been said and done has generated quite a bit of discussion. Some of it has also been controversial,” Haakon said.
The prince added that the Norwegian royal family is figuring out what to do about these issues to move forward.
His controversial comments will fuel the fire after Norwegian media began speculating that King Harald could strip his daughter of her title.
According to the Norwegian publication Se og Hør, crisis meetings are constantly taking place over the matter between the king and his two children, whom he shares with Queen Sonja of Norway, Crown Prince Haakon, 49 – who is heir to the throne – and Princess Märtha Louise.
Märtha Louise, a mother of three, is thought to have considered removing the Princess title herself. She stopped using the title “Her Royal Highness” in 2002
In 2019, the Norwegian royal family announced that Märtha Louise, in consultation with her family, had decided to stop using the title princess in commercial contexts.
The palace said the royal family could, however, continue to use the title when representing the royal family, as well as in a private context. Märtha Louise stopped using the title ‘Her Royal Highness’ in 2002.
Märtha Louise traveled to Canada at the end of September and meetings with her father are thought to have taken place to discuss her title.
The 50-year-old mother of three, the daughter of King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway, announced her engagement to the 47-year-old California bisexual shaman in June.
In March, the princess shared the first photo of her three children with her partner Shaman Durek (pictured together)
With a huge celebrity following, a belief that he can talk to the spirit world, and a very colorful history, Shaman Durek is hardly your typical royal groom.
But maybe he’s perfect for Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, who, as a self-proclaimed psychic who says she can talk to angels, is far from a classic royal bride.
The pair have been dating since 2019 after meeting through a mutual friend and share a passion for all things spiritual.
Born Durek Verrett in Sacramento in November 1974, the groom-to-be claims he first became “aware” of his shamanic abilities when he was five, but didn’t begin training until age eleven.
Princess Märtha Louise announced her engagement to American shaman Durek Verrett in June. The pair started dating in 2019 and after meeting through a mutual friend, they share a passionate spirit world
The pair have been dating since 2019 after meeting through a mutual friend and share a passion for all things spiritual. They are pictured with Gwyneth Paltrow
The shaman, who has a number of celeb followers in the US where he lives, published his book ‘Spirit Hacking’ in 2019 in the US, but publishers were banned in Norway over its overly pseudoscientific claims, including ‘children can get cancer from to be unhappy’. ‘.
Eagled-eyes royal blogger Gert’s Royals found out how the book was banned by Norwegian publishers, which was released shortly after the couple started dating.
However, the publisher dropped the book shortly after Märtha Louise and Durek’s engagement was made public this summer.
After reading a translation of the book from the original English, the publisher said it was shocked at the time by some of Durek’s unsubstantiated statements in the book.
In a press release, the Oslo-based publisher said: ‘Our conclusion is that the book should not have been adopted, it will not be published and the publisher has informed the rights holders about this.
Publishing manager Knut Ola Ulvestad also told a Norwegian newspaper at the time that he only became aware of the cancer claims in the book after its publication in the US.
After someone tipped him off at the Frankfurter Buchmesse about the controversial content of the book, Ulvestad combed through the Norwegian translation, which led him to the decision not to publish it.
“When I read the Norwegian translation and found the parties involved in the causes of cancer and its treatment, it became impossible to publish this book,” he said in 2019.
“If this is read literally, it could just be harmful,” he added.
“We all have friends and colleagues who have been affected by cancer, who have children who have been affected by cancer,” Ulvestad continued.
“And what Durek writes about, for example, is that when kids get cancer, it’s because they’re unhappy and thinking about it, so yeah, I just don’t have adequate commentary on this.”
As word of Durek’s controversial take on cancer spread, other publishers decided to drop the book before it was even published.