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Princess Martha Louise denies royal wedding with Durek Verrett is imminent

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Questions of a possible royal wedding have arisen after Princess Martha Louise of Norway confirmed she is planning to move to the US with her three children to spend more time with her boyfriend in Los Angeles. The princess was asked if she was planning to move, to which she replied: “Right now it is Covid and difficult to plan, but we plan to move with time. The children will of course come. We will keep our home in Lommedalen anyway. We must have a home in Norway. We’ll still be here a lot. We can not leave beautiful Norway completely.”

In the same interview with the Norwegian newspaper, VG, the princess also commented on a possible future marriage to her partner, American shaman Durek Verrett. Many have speculated on when a wedding might take place after the US edition of Vanity Fair published an interview with Durek Verrett and Princess Märtha Louise, the daughter of King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway, revealing plans for a new royal wedding for Norway. In the interview, published in 2020, the shaman says that since Christmas of 2019 he has been planning to propose to the princess and that he has received the blessing of King Harald and Queen Sonja.

Verrett then said he had plans to ask the Princess to marry him when the couple went to Hawaii in February of 2020. However, by then the princess and her children were in deep mourning following the death of Märtha Louise’s former husband, Ari Behn, who committed suicide on December 25th 2019. However, Princess Martha has now denied that she will marry the American. When asked by the newspaper VG whether a wedding is imminent, the Princess answers briefly and dismissively: “No, it is not”. The princess did not want to give any further comments.

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Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.