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Princess Märtha Louise’s Instagram account hacked


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Princess Märtha Louise’s Instagram account has been disabled after it was hacked. One of Märtha Louise’s two accounts vanished on Monday after the unauthorised access.

The Instagram account with the handle @Iam_marthalouise is no longer available. She also has an account called @princessmarthalouise which remains active.

“The account has been hacked and we are trying to reset it now”, Carina Scheele Carlsen, the Princess’ Secretary, told Norwegian newspaper VG.

Visitors trying to access the iam_marthalouise account are now greeted with a message reading: “Sorry, but this page is not available. The link you clicked may be broken or the page may have been removed. Return to Instagram“.

It was from this account that the Princess wrote last week about George Floyd, a black man who died following violent use of force by police in the United States. The incident has led to riots in several major US cities.

The same account was closed by Instagram last autumn, allegedly because Instagram did not think it was the princess herself who was behind it. It was also from this account that Märtha Louise made her first statement since January 3, when she wrote on March 27 about the grief following the death of her ex-husband Ari Behn.

Princess Märtha Louise’s latest post on Instagram about the death of George Floyd has attracted a lot of attention. The Princess made the remarks on her Instagram account with a photo of a woman holding a sign with George Floyd’s name. Princess Märtha Louise called for an end to “this inhumanity” in her post.

Princess Märtha Louise of Norway is the only daughter and elder child of King Harald V and Queen Sonja. She was married to the late writer and visual artist Ari Behn from 2002 to 2017. She is fourth in the line of succession to the Norwegian throne, after her brother Haakon, and his children, but is not a member of the royal house.



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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.