Norway’s Princess Martha Gives Up Her Royal Duties After Being Accused Of Using Her Title To Promote Her Healer Fiancé’s Alternative Beliefs
Move over the UK, there’s a new Megxit in town! Princess Märtha Louise is stepping down from her royal duties after being accused of using her title to promote alternative healthcare methods and the teachings of Durek Verrett, her “spiritual hacker” fiancé of five months. You remember Durek (birth name Derek)! He’s a self-proclaimed shaman who’s besties with Gwyneth Paltrow, called cancer a “choice,” and has a medallion for sale on his website, which he says helps heal COVID. 51-year-old Märtha has also done some wild shit, even before she got with Durek in 2019: in one of her books, she wrote that she had made contact with angels, and, back in 2002, she was stripped of her honorific “Her Royal Highness” title after choosing to pursue a career as a clairvoyant. So I guess she saw this latest drama coming from a mile away.
Princess Märtha Louise of Norway is engaged to her longtime boyfriend, celebrity healer, “risen-from-the-dead spiritual guide,” self-professed sixth-generation shaman, third-generation psychic, and “spiritual hacker” Durek Verrett, aka Shaman Durek. These two went public with their love back in 2019, and have hosted controversial spiritual seminars using the title “The Princess and the Shaman” (Vanity Fair used the same title for their 2020 interview with the couple). To say Norwegians aren’t impressed with their princess’ choice of man is an understatement; polls show 92% of the country believe Shaman Durek is a charlatan. They compare him to Rasputin. The couple blames the criticism on racism. Either way, Norwegians better change their tune, cuz if enough people die, Shaman Durek could be their future king!
Back in May, we learned that Princess Märtha Louise of Norway was living a Goop-inspired Hallmark Channel holiday movie when it was revealed she was dating an L.A.-based spiritual guide named Durek Verrett (aka Shaman Durek). Princess Märtha decided to use her title to sell tickets to a speaking tour with Shaman Durek, called The Princess and The Shaman. And now Princess Märtha isn’t using her princess title anymore, unless she’s doing official princess business.
It always astounds me that we live in a world where there are people who won’t date a guy who’s under 5’9″ but people who call themselves “spiritual hackers” can be out here dating actual Princesses. It’s being reported that Norway’s Princess Martha Louise has revealed to the world that she is in love. And the guy she’s in love with is just your standard shaman who can age in reverse. Continue reading