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

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Norway's Princess Märtha Louise has confessed to undergoing therapy as a teenager as she struggled to come to terms with life as a royal.
"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.
 

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"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. 

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