Norway princess announces engagement to US shaman partner

Fourth in the order of succession behind her brother Prince Haakon and his children,

Princess Martha Louise, 50, has previously relinquished most of her

official titles and duties in order to devote herself to her private activities.

"His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen send their most

heartfelt congratulations and wish them all the best in the future," the Royal House of Norway said in a statement.

Martha Louise has three daughters from a previous marriage to Norwegian author Ari Behn,

who committed suicide in December 2019. The couple had divorced in 2016.

The princess confirmed her relationship to Verrett, 47, also known as Shaman Durek, in 2019.

Martha Louise has been an enthusiast of "alternative therapies" and has an eccentric image in Scandinavia,