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'I had therapy' - Norway's Princess Märtha Louise
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'I had therapy' - Norway's Princess Märtha Louise

Published: 03 Sep 2013 11:43 GMT+02:00
Updated: 03 Sep 2013 11:43 GMT+02:00

"Throughout my teenage years, I was very insecure," she told the magazine Oslo/Norway. "I wondered what was right for me to say. If someone criticized me, I took it very much to heart. I felt very guilty about feeling depressed when I am so privileged," 
 
Princess Märtha Louise is the only daughter of King Harald and Crown Princess Sonia, and fourth in line to the Norwegian throne. 
 
She would have been first in line, if a 1990 change to Norway's law of succession had applied retroactively to include those born before that year. 
 
She works as a folk singer, children's author, and alternative medical practitioner,  and caused a furore in 2007 when she launched Astarte Inspiration, a centre aimed at teaching people how to communicate with angels. 
 
Märtha Louise claims that she realised as a child that she could read people's inner feelings and communicate with heavenly beings.
 
"It was while I was taking care of the horses that I got in contact with the angels," she wrote on the centre's website. "I have lately understood the value of this important gift and I wish to share it with other people, maybe with you."
 
The princess moved to London in September 2012 with her husband, the Norwegian novelist and playwright Ari Behn. 

Richard Orange (richard.orange@thelocal.com)

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