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Princess Märtha Louise of Norway reveals new boyfriend

Princess Märtha Louise of Norway has revealed her new American boyfriend, Shaman Durek Verrett in an Instagram post on Sunday.

Shaman Durek Verrett, who is half-Norweigan and Los Angeles based, describes himself on his Instagram profile as an “evolutionary innovator, spirit hacker, women’s empowerment leader, human rights activist.”

The 47-year-old Princess wrote, “When you meet your twin flame, you know. I have been lucky enough to have met mine. @shamandurek has changed my life like he does with so many. He has made me realise 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. 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.”

Three beautiful photos accompany the post taken by Daryl Henderson.

Her Highness also addressed those who have had negative things to say about her interracial relationship, “And to those of you who feel the need to criticise: Hold your horses. It is not up to you to choose for me or to judge me. I don’t choose my man to satisfy any of you or the norms or boxes you have chosen in your mind for me to be in. I don’t thrive there, nor do I exist in your illusion about me. I choose from love. And that’s it. Shaman Durek is merely a man I love spending my time with and who fulfils me. So thank you for respecting my actions and my choice of partner. All I know at this moment is that we love each other and I am super happy. Have a wonderful, loving Sunday and Mother’s Day (for the USA).”

Mr Verrett, 44, also posted a heartwarming post about his royal girlfriend calling her a “strong woman who lets me be me without judgement or confinement.”

“I’m free when I’m with her, free to be me and love a women [sic] who is a bright light of wisdom and profound grace and immense beauty,” he added.

Märtha Louise, who is the daughter and elder child of King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway, commented on her boyfriend’s touching post saying, “I love you and am so happy to have found you.”

The couple will be travelling around Denmark and Norway together to share their wisdom. Their website describes their tour as taking people “on a self-discovery into wisdom to reveal your divine self and how you can utilise your gift to change the world.”

You can find out more about their tour on their website.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.