The Norwegian royal family has announced in a press release on its official website that Princess Märtha Louise (51) will not take on any official duties and tasks for the royal family until further notice. The decision was made "in consultation with His Majesty the King and other close family members," it said. The reason given for this step is that the princess wished "to differentiate more clearly between her own activities and her relationship with the royal family of Norway".
This also includes giving up your patronage of several organizations. These are to be offered to other members of the royal family. However, she may keep her title as a princess, it is said. Her father King Harald V. (85) made this decision. Together with the Queen, he thanks "Princess Märtha Louise for the important work she has done in her official capacity for several decades".
However, she will no longer be allowed to use her title for commercial projects in the future: It was decided "that she will not use the title on her social media channels, in media productions or in connection with other commercial activities (with the exception of @PrincessMarthaLouise on Instagram). princess will still refer to members of the royal family".
Märtha Louise got engaged to her partner Durek Verrett (47) in June this year, with whom she has been together since 2019. The American is also active as an author and self-proclaimed shaman. The royal family statement said: "When Durek Verrett and Princess Märtha Louise are married, Mr. Verrett will become part of the royal family." However, Verrett will not carry a title.