It’s not always easy to be a parent. Not even a royal parent.
During Norwegian King Harald and Queen Sonia’s visit to Slovenia, the King spoke to the press, and was then asked by Aftenposten what he thought of his daughter Princess Märtha Louise’s controversial claims that she talks to the dead.
King Harald was diplomatic and said:
“It’s not always that we as parents agree with our children. But most importantly we love them.”
Princess Märtha Louise of Norway was born in 1971 and is the only daughter of King Harald V and Queen Sonia. She is fourth in the line of succession to the Norwegian throne, after her brother and his two children. Along with Elisabeth Samnøy, the Princess has a private school, the Astarte Education, in Oslo, at which students are introduced to the techniques of healing and reading (http://www.astarte-education.com/eng/
). The school offers a three year program and also says it will teach students to communicate with angels. The slogan of the school is "Use angels and your own power to create miracles in your life". The princess has come under media scrutiny in Norway after the announcement, some have suggested her excommunication from the state Evangelical Lutheran Church and some suggested she give up her royal titles while Swedish author and columnist Jan Guillou simply urged Märtha Louise to "seek treatment".
The princess has also written a number of children’s books, “Why Kings and Queens Don’t Wear Crowns” is one of them.
The most recent book, 'Møt din skytsengel' [Meet your guardian], is a book which aims to help its readers find their own guardian angel, written in collaboration with co-author Elisabeth Samnøy.