The Norwegian Royal Court has criticised magazine Se og Hør after it published an elaborate story last week about the relationship between Marius Borg Høiby and his girlfriend and former Playboy model, Juliane Snekkstad. Marius Borg Høiby is Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s son from a previous relationship.
Marius Borg Høiby and Juliane Snekkstad have been dating for quite some time and are living together in London. The Crown Prince couple does not deny the relationship but says, “We know her as hardworking and able, and she does not deserve this kind of publicity.”
“Marius Borg Høiby has said on many occasions that he does not wish any media attention on his private life. He is grateful that the Norwegian press has largely respected that wish. We consider this publication a breach of privacy, and we are very unhappy with the use of the headline and the layout on the front page.”
The editor of Se og Hør has defended his publication by saying that the Norwegian people just happen to be interested in Marius’s private life and had the right to know more about it. Juliane herself is quite active on Instagram and even posted some photos that were said to have been taken at the home of the Crown Prince couple. These images have since been taken down. Marius is also active on Instagram but is more reserved. The last photo is of two dogs.
Crown Princess Mette-Marit has previously requested privacy for her son, but that also led to some criticism. Magazine Dagbladet commented that the Crown Princess should engage in conversation instead of making statements, as this is a one-way street.