On Tuesday 8 November 2022, prior to her wedding to Durek Verrett, that is to take place in the near future, Princess Märtha Louise of Norway has decided that she will not carry out official duties for the Royal House at the present time. The decision has been made in consultation with her father King Harald V and other close family members. Märtha Louise has also informed that she is relinquishing her role as patron of various organisations, as they have provided the framework for her official duties. The organisations previously under her patronage will be offered the patronage of other members of the Royal Family. She will continue to serve as chair of the board of Princess Märtha Louise’s Fund.
With the decisions she and Durek Verrett wish to differentiate more clearly between their own business activities and their relationship to the Royal House of Norway, as well as her role as a member of the Norwegian royal family. That means that Märtha Louise will not employ the title of Princess and that the couple won’t refer to members of the Royal House in their social media channels, in media productions or in connection with other commercial activities. The exception is her Instagram account. Already in 2019 Märtha Louise decided to stop using her title in connection with her business activities.
She however will keep her title. Also Durek Verrett will become a part of the Royal Family after the marriage. He will not have a title or represent the Royal House of Norway. Together they will keep on attending family-related gatherings and certain major sporting events.