Princess Märtha Louise reveals some “not very princess-like” trivia about her

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Princess Märtha Louise of Norway took to Instagram this week to talk about redefining what it means to be a princess. She frequently shares tidbits about her life on her official Instagram account, @princessmarthalouise, and Thursday the princess shared a fun fact about herself in a new post.

“Some unknown trivia about me: I drive trucks. I know it’s not very princess like, but to be honest there are a few things I do that are not expected of me. I merely do things I like doing, and who defines what is princess like and not anyway, right?

“Because I have been engaged with horses for nearly 40 years now, driving them around is a natural part of my every day life. In fact I love driving my truck. Especially when my kids are on board and it feels like we are going on an adventure together. What do you like doing that is not expected of you to do? PS: Don’t post your social security number on Instagram…”

The fourth-in-line to the Norweigan throne, who is the elder child of King Harald V and Queen Sonja, is an avid equestrian and competed as a showjumper for years. She was a member of Norway’s national equestrian team but retired from show jumping in 2000.

Princess Märtha Louise shared another important moment on her Instagram account back in May when she confirmed her new romantic relationship with Hollywood spiritual guru Shaman Durek Verrett. “When you meet your twin flame, you know. I have been lucky enough to have met mine,” she said in the post. “@shamandurek has changed my life, like he does with so many.”

Verrett, who counts celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow as clients, has developed a workshop with Princess Märtha Louise, announcing on his Instagram account that the two have “combined our powers together to really help people step into leadership in a direct way.”

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